A brief history

Over 100 years of manufacturing experience

Traditional, yet state-of the-art, Steelpipe is able to harness the best of both worlds in its manufacturing processes.  We have been at the forefront of pipe technology and innovation since the inception of trading as Spiral & Lock-Bar Steel Pipe Company of New Zealand Limited in 1903. Over the years we have refined our spiral forming process with the development of butt welded spiral pipe in the 1950s.

Steelpipe had production facilities in Whanganui, Gisbourne, Auckland and Perth, and has made thousands of kilometres of pipe, forming an essential part of New Zealand’s infrastructure through various guises and ownerships. Today, Steelpipe is part of the McConnell Group, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned construction, property and infrastructure groups. We operate automatic double submerged arc welding, with world class non-destructive testing equipment, to produce pipes to the highest international standards for domestic and overseas markets.

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Steelpipe is part of the McConnell Group, one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned construction, property and infrastructure groups.