About Us

Who are we?

Superior Stainless was established in 2006 by Derek Drinkwater. Derek has over 20 years experience in the fabrication industry, working for some of the major marine, dairy, oil and gas companies within New Zealand.

The facility located at Bell Block, New Plymouth, was purpose-built to accommodate all types of industry from kitchen, marine and general fabrication through to the dairy and oil and gas industries. We provide high-quality, fit-for-purpose services to these industries in the most cost-effective manner.

Our staff are experienced welders able to fabricate with carbon, stainless, aluminium and various exotic materials. We specialise in polishing and have a mechanical engineer specific to the oil and gas industry.

We work closely with local design companies, ensuring that all work carried out is right first time.

We undertake to provide local & international based services using locally-based personnel.

Our focus is on building our core business on a base of unsurpassed quality of service to the client.

Superior Stainless operates with fun & integrity in all its undertakings.

All operations are carried out with the highest regard for safety of personnel and equipment whilst actively protecting the environment.

Our Values

Safety // We are proactive in taking steps to encourage and ensure a culture of safety in all our operations. Taking care of our people is important to us and results in peace of mind across the board - from staff, management, and clients.


Integrity // Integrity is an integral part of our internal and external relationships. We believe that if we are open and honest in our communications and we carry out all operations with integrity, this will be evident in the work that we produce, our company’s profitability, and ongoing customer relationships.


Excellence // Integrity leads to excellence. We believe that skilled tradespeople who are dedicated achieve great results and this is the standard that we seek to uphold. We also believe that through using the right systems to control our process, we can ensure consistent quality management.


Innovation // For us, innovation is the way forward. Building on a foundation of integrity and excellence, we make progress as an innovative company. To do that, we must continually assess and improve at every step and we owe it to our clients in endeavoring to offer the smartest solutions.


Key Personnel

General Manager  -  Derek Drinkwater

Workshop Manager  -  Simon Plant 

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Terms of Trade

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