Company Profile

The original company J & PC Slecht was established in 1967 by brothers John and Peter Slecht who had recently arrived in New Zealand from Holland.

Starting out in a tin shed in Panmure, Auckland, next to where the Moyes Car Supermarket is today, they made wrought iron hand rails and balustrades. As the business expanded the focus of their work changed to specialising in fabricating beams for residential houses and factory units.

In 1976 their workshop was in the path of a planned highway expansion and the business had run out of room to expand. To solve the problem they moved to a new factory building in Zelanian Drive, East Tamaki. The increased space with larger doors and cranes meant they could take on larger structural steel projects and the company expanded to cope with the demand.

In 1986 John’s son Richard purchased Peter’s share of the business and the company name changed to J & R Slecht Ltd.

Since John’s death in 1999 Richard and his brother-in-law Bruce Cotton have run the business. Offering a complete service from fabrication to installation, J & R Slecht ensure each step of every job is carried out accurately and on time. They carry on the legacy of the founders by continuing to provide exceptional service to their loyal customers.


East Tamaki, Auckland


550 square metre building, plus yard


  • 2 x 3 ton gantry cranes
  • 135 ton punch & shear machine (25mm hole in 25mm plate)
  • Radial arm drill
  • Bandsaw
  • Welders


  • HERA (Heavy Engineering Research Association)
  • SCNZ (Steel Construction NZ)
  • EMA (Employers & Manufacturers Association)
  • All riggers are Site-Safe certified.
  • All welders have 4711 certification