With a history of New Zealand manufacturing that stretches back over 75 years, Metrotile are experts at delivering high-quality roofing systems for Kiwi projects. Here’s a look at how Metrotile uses local manufacture and a can-do Kiwi attitude to help ensure quality products, dependable lead times and expert support for New Zealand designers.
Dependable lead times and supply
Reliable supply is critical for keeping projects on track. Manufactured locally, Metrotile systems aren’t dependent on international shipping, ensuring greater certainty around lead times. And while even local manufacturers aren’t immune to current supply challenges, Metrotile has taken a strategic approach to make sure product is ready when needed on site.
To ensure they can deliver for local customers in a timely manner, they have secondary (and in some cases tertiary) suppliers that hold stock of their fastest moving products. They’ve also rationalised their product range so that key product lines are available to order within a three week timeframe — all while still giving architects options to achieve a more unique roof with advanced notice. Clear communication keeps architects and homeowners up to date with the latest information on lead times and supply.
By focusing on key product lines, Metrotile is able to have longer production runs, improving operational efficiency. This not only guarantees supply but also helps to minimise potential cost increases. Metrotile leverages the healthy percentage of products they manufacture for export, using these orders to manufacture to a scale that couldn’t be achieved otherwise, keeping costs competitive.
Flexibility and quality control
With production in their Auckland factory, Metrotile is able to keep a close eye on their product, ensuring that each tile is manufactured to the highest quality. They embrace the innovative Kiwi spirit, improving their systems by identifying possible improvements and continuously innovating their products and services. Being locally based also means they can offer more flexibility to New Zealand architects, going the extra mile to help them achieve their unique designs.
Local support from the experts
Metrotile offers hands-on specification support for architects and designers. They enjoy working with architects and their clients, and take advantage of New Zealand’s small geographical area to communicate with architects across the country, understanding their projects and supporting the build journey from start to finish.
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