About TBS Group

Recognised as an industry leader in New Zealand in our areas of service provision, TBS is a specialist industrial asset maintenance provider with an award-winning approach to safety.

The company was founded over 45 years ago, and from its inception has had a reputation for delivering a quality product, on time and with the least fuss to our clients. This reputation has grown to the point where we are now the preferred or sole provider to a significant number of infrastructure asset owners.

Our company motto is “We Do It Right” and this embodies everything we stand for and strive for in the projects we undertake.

We are a stable company with a long history of successful service, significant resources with 450 employees and a strong balance sheet with total assets of over $18m.

We have the capability and experience to offer our clients a company with great people, leading technologies, industry knowledge, contacts and wider industry relationships and our intellectual property.

Our Vision

To be a world class specialist contractor providing a broad range of skilled trades services for asset maintenance and construction projects and to be recognised as the contractor and employer of choice in our chosen specialties.

Our Values

In support of our vision we have the following values which embody the way we do things at TBS

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Safety and Health

Our Workforce

We have approximately 450 employees working across our Auckland, Northland, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch bases.

Within our experienced workforce, we have engineers, coatings inspection and structural maintenance supervisors, estimators, industrial cleaning experts, skilled trades people and semi-skilled labourers. We have a very low employee turn over rate, with a number of our staff having provided well over 15 years of service to the organisation. Our employees are proud to work for TBS and this loyalty is developed through our ongoing investment in training and development and the provision of services to care for our workforce and their families.

Our field staff are supported by a strong administration and management team, with proven operations and financial management systems.

Specialist Plant and Equipment

TBS Group owns a wide range of plant and equipment throughout the North Island that is specific to our respective activities.

This allows us to mobilise quickly and efficiently across the country and for any scale of project. Our specialist plant and equipment includes but is not limited to:

Ultra high pressure water jetting pumps

  • Woma Twin Ecomaster
  • Woma MK-3
  • Hammelmann HDP 367
  • Woma 1502 x 3

Vacuum Trucks

  • Vacuum Truck 5000L
  • Vacuum Truck 3800L


  • 70 cfm to 950 cfm

Dust Control

  • Dust Collector 20,000 cfm
  • Dust Collector 30,000 cfm

Blast Pots

  • BMS 1.0 to Mega Blaster BMS 120

Airless Sprayers

  • 4500 – 7400 psi
  • 8.7 – 15.2 l/min


  • 3.5 – 20 Tonne


  • 1000 tonnes Layher ring lock

Waste removal

  • 24 x 7 to 15 m3 skip bins
  • 2 x Hook trucks

Industry Relationships

TBS has a long history of successful joint ventures and informal partnerships with a variety of different organisations across New Zealand.

Through our high quality workmanship and strong relationships with our clients we now hold preferred contractor status with a number of key clients, including major
construction companies, central and local government agencies and international organisations.

Due to the nature of our work and clients, our activities are often based on private property where there is a requirement to work under strict resource consent conditions and maintain regular communication with local residents. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop positive and enduring relationships with stakeholders and regulatory agencies, which has enabled us to continue to provide our services efficiently and with minimal disruption to the public and the environment.

Management Systems

The TBS Group management system provides the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental systems for all aspects of our operations.

The system is in general compliance with ISO 9001, AS/NZS 4801, and ISO 14001 and is audited to tertiary status under the ACC’s Workplace Safety Management Practices programme. All senior staff are trained in the key aspects of the OMS and specific areas are covered on a regular basis with field staff during pre-start meetings and in our safety committee meetings.

Quality Management

Our Quality Management philosophy is based upon the premise that quality is built in through a combination of highly skilled and dedicated staff, the freedom and support to encourage innovation, and a robust management approach.

By providing an environment and forum where the collective knowledge and experience of all employees is harnessed, we are able to ensure consistent high levels of performance and continuous improvement.

To ensure that we remain abreast with industry standards our Operations Managements System is designed to be in general compliance with ISO 9001 and our workforce has been trained in all aspects of our quality management processes to ensure that we consistently provide high quality services to our clients.

As evidence of the effectiveness of our quality management system we are a certified contractor under Painting Contractors Certification Programme which requires that we comply with certain minimum requirements, including most of those stipulated under ISO9001.

Health, Safety and Environment Management

Superior HSE performance is achieved through management commitment, leadership, continuous improvement of management systems and an ongoing commitment to training.

This approach is supported by our integrated Operations Management System. Our safety performance is recognised through our Tertiary Level status under the ACC Workplace Safety Management Programme as well as our accreditation and 86% score as a category 3 contractor under the Impac PREQUAL system.

As evidence of our commitment to all aspects of health and safety, we were awarded the Safeguard New Zealand Best Overall Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety in 2010 for our initiatives on the Auckland Harbour Bridge Box Girder Strengthening Project.

Protecting the environment is also critical to us. Management and monitoring of activities is incorporated into our project planning and activity tasks at the start. This ensures that we achieve excellence in environmental management performance.

We put significant time and resources into finding innovative methods of containment to reduce any impact we may have on the surrounding environment and to maintain full compliance with any resource consents that are in place. We foster a community/stakeholder consultative process where appropriate, and maintain excellent constructive relationships with local regulatory agencies.

Accreditations and Memberships

TBS Group is proud to have memberships, associations or accreditations with the following organisations:

Site Safe Member

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BCI Member

BCI New Zealand

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Master Builders Assoc

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Property Council Member

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Connexis Member


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