Moran Fabrication 21 Years in the Making 1995-2016
By Moran Fabrication | Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2016
A lot has happened since Ian Moran started Otago Sheetmetal & Engineering in 1995. Quickly gaining a reputation for quality workmanship and service OSM became the preferred supplier, especially in the HVAC and light engineering markets.
As the business grew Ian invested in new technology, giving the company advantages over our competitors. The Mandrel tube bender allows six metre continuous lengths of stainless handrail without welded joins. The Plasma and Waterjet cutters bring services to the specialty markets without the need to outsource.
Now 21 years later the company barely resembles the original model and it became evident that the name no longer reflected what we did. Although HVAC and general Sheetmetal work are still a very important part of our business, our expansion into other markets including Contract Metalwork and Stainless Steel balustrades, handrails started us looking at a brand that would best reflect these changes. Although fiercely parochial to Otago and local businesses, our desire to expand has meant looking further afield for new markets outside our traditional area.
The research showed strongly that not many companies had the proud history of twenty-one years of successful trading under the same ownership in this trying industry. It became obvious that we should link Ian’s name to the new brand as it was after all his vision that has driven this business for so long.
We know that it is only through the great support of our loyal customers and suppliers that we are now in such a strong position. It is an exciting time to be involved with this re-branding while celebrating the legacy at the same time.
Thank you for being a part of this history and we look forward to our association in the future.