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Techlam sustainable wood products are supporting and enhancing structures and spaces throughout Australasia and the Pacific.
Green School is innovative and modern, designed with the most organic materials available, including structural elements by Techlam.
Andrew (still plays a role in the business today) and Anna Hamilton launched the business trading as Craftbuilt Industries from their garage in Levin.
More space needed so the workshop moved to a rented building in town.
We built (big for us at the time) a new 375m² factory in Levin.
Beam press commissioned and our first bridge is made for Stanmore Bay, Whangaparoa.
More space needed - now a total of 650m² of production area.
Brett Hamilton joined the company (starting on the factory floor) as a fresh faced 16 year old.
Larger-scale projects requiring bigger floorspace for fabrication instigated a further increasing of our factory floor to 800m².
Roy Hamilton joined the company.
Shifted into our new 6000m² manufacturing facility in Tiro Tiro Road.
The Techlam brand was launched. New machinery was commissioned.
Moved into the South Pacific supplying product for a new museum in Samoa in partnership with Arrow International.
New European designed hydraulic presses installed, greatly increasing our capacity.
Techlam brand gets a refresh, press for curved beams designed, built and commissioned. Purchased land behind the current building for further expansion.
New finger jointing line imported from Europe and commissioned.
A full in-house CAD/ BIM design and drafting department was added. North Island Account Manager role established. New 360m² dry
store built out back.
Extended production area by 360m² to enable further growth. South Island Account Manager role established.
New dust extraction system installed, two planers and a CNC saw imported and commissioned. Environmental Product Declaration published.
COVID19 Lockdown. Supplied glulam to the largest CLT plant in the Southern Hemisphere. Switched from Asure Quality to Bureau Veritas.
Roy and Brett’s sister Skye Hamilton joined the company. Restructured our staff to ensure optimal leadership and communication.
Minister of Economic Development Hon. Stuart Nash tours Techlam to acknowledge the $1.7m gov funding boost for new machinery to reduce wastage by an estimated 25%.
Techlam Team numbers 50+. So much more than glulam – technical support, project management, prefabrication. 23 new churches to build in Tonga in 2022. Exciting expansion planning for Techlam manufacturing facility plus new machinery on the cards.