About Carac Group

IN THE BEGINNING

Carac Group is unique in that the company is still owned and driven by the same clever bloke that started up in 1988. As a young boy John Burling started out fixing neighbour’s lawnmowers in his Dad’s shed. There were often returned them not only fixed, but often with a few useful modifications much to the delight of the client. John’s talent for fixing things, inventing things, product innovation and improvement, coupled with his enthusiasm, is at the core of the success of Carac Group today.

A FAMILY BUSINESS

Carac was established to produce a unique and innovative range of patented trailer couplings. This quality range increased over the next few years to cover agricultural, road and boating related couplings and components. Many of New Zealand’s leading boat and trailer manufacturers use Carac components daily to complete their products. During this growth Carac Group has remained a family business with New Zealand designed and made products.

WORLD CLASS ENGINEERING

In 2000 Carac began modernising its manufacturing plant. Today Carac Group is home to the world’s fastest fibre laser cutter and offers a wide variety of services and capabilities in house. This has enabled Carac to grow their client base and the team now produces components for the automotive, agricultural, marine, engineering and utility industries within New Zealand and around the world.

AT THE FOREFRONT IN TECHNOLOGY

Leading edge equipment includes Amada laser cutters (one with a rotary cutting head for pipe and hollow section), high precision Omax abrasive Water Jet cutter with 5 axis and rotary cutting, a high definition CNC Plasma with gas cutting creating large capacity profile cutting, CNC turret punching machines, CNC Press brakes, CNC Lathes, CNC Mill, many fully automatic robot welders, over 80 mechanical and hydraulic power metal presses 1 ton to 500 +, over 25 auto drilling and tapping machines, fully automatic band saws, pipe and solid rod/bar bending machines, CNC guillotines, bead blasting rumbling. RHS, Pipe Rolling and zinc plating are all in house.

ONE OF NEW ZEALAND’S MOST ADVANCED CUTTING SHOPS

Carac Group will accommodate individual client requirements, and won’t be beaten on quality. The team offers a fast turnaround for one off and sample/prototype parts from time of order placement. Over the years John and the company has received a number of business and innovation awards in recognition of their contribution to business and industry.

THE TEAM

Carac Group has energetic, knowledgeable and skilled people able and willing to help our clients create and design manufacturing solutions at a competitive price. With a team of over 40 and growing, Carac Group has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in engineering, delivering better solutions to the marketplace for over 25 years.

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