Local MP for Maungakiekie, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, was also present.
Hydraulink’s main business involves the supply and service of hydraulic hose, fittings and related services through a network of branches, distributors and mobile technicians throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
The company’s new, $750,000 office and warehouse in Penrose has tripled its warehousing capacity and sets the company up for some ambitious growth strategies over the next five years, says Lee Short, co-owner and joint managing director with Noel Davies.
The pair has jointly owned the business for nearly 25 years.
Short says, “The past strength of the business has come from a fantastic and loyal customer base and a dedicated team.”
The company currently employees close to 100 people throughout New Zealand, including 30 at the Penrose headquarters.
The new complex is situated on the high-profile corner of O’Rorke Rd and Station Rd - part of a recent revitalisation trend in the Penrose industrial area. The site previously contained vacant and dated manufacturing buildings. It is now home to several other businesses including Laminex and AA Insurance.
Mr Lotu-Iiga said, “The regeneration of this part of Penrose is a great example of how an ageing precinct can undergo a significant transformation. It has become a useful and productive addition to the Penrose community and wider Auckland.”