25 February 2014

CSP is 40 years young!

CSP has been the name known to most as the premium road safety products manufacturer and supplier in New Zealand for many years. Now, in conjunction with Australian Construction Products (ACP), its Australian counterpart and as part of the Barrier division of the Rocla group, CSP is still growing and changing.

Dated 1997 this article, from the predecessor to Road Rave, features two team members that are still with CSP: Pita Eteru - who has been with CSP for 30 years and Metua Tepaki for 31 years.

“The 40 year anniversary for CSP is a significant milestone that we will be celebrating over the course of this year with our dedicated employees and customers,” said David Farah, Manager – Barriers for Rocla. “In particular we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their long standing support and we look forward to continued growth together over the coming years.”

A summary of the journey so far …

1962Armco Inc appoints Fletcher Steel & Engineering as NZ agent for Multiplate and nestable pipe with an agreement to manufacture locally signed in 1973.
1974‘Armco’ division separates from Fletcher Steel to concentrate on rapidly developing business marking the beginning of CSP.
1979Fletcher CSP becomes the distributor of Oclyte poles.
1983The Oclyte pole business is purchased.
1986Aluflo aluminium corrugated pipe product range introduced and a major expansion of the Neilson Street site undertaken.
1989Company name changes from Fletcher CSP to CSP.
1991Internal reorganisation sees CSP become a division of Fletcher Steel Group.
1999The in house galvanising operation was sepoerated out as its own business unit and moved off site.
2000CSP becomes part of Fletcher Building’s Concrete & Infrastructure Division and the Humes Group.
2002Manufacture and supply of Helcor and Aluflo range of corrugated pipes shifts to Humes Pipeline Systems.
2005CSP manufactures and supplies the largest Multiplate structure ever supplied in NZ - an Elliptical Superspan for Solid Energy - a span of 12.4m and 80m long.
2007CSP purchases the manufacturing and distribution rights of Armorflex barrier. Products include: X-350 End Terminal, Armorwire Wire Rope Barrier, a range of crash cushions and the temporary barrier Hire business. Nu-Guard® 31 steel guardrail system launched and became the preferred road safety barrier system in New Zealand.
2008Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Oclyte Tuff Coat™ launched.
2009Exclusive distributorship of the SuperCor deep corrugated steel structure range signed.
2010ACP purchased by Fletcher Building and therefore CSP becomes part of a Trans Tasman business. ArmorZone TL-2 plastic water filled barrier is launched.
2012CSP and ACP become part of Rocla. CSP review their pole business with only a standard range of columns offered to the market. Exclusive distribution agreements signed for the Brifen wire rope barrier and VGAN 300 bridge parapet. Nu-Guard PVB®, a combined vehicle and pedestrian barrier developed in-house and marketed – a New Zealand first.
2013Hire division expands into the South Island and ADA Pedestrian Fence added to Hire range.
201440 years on CSP is still New Zealand’s leading road safety products business and continues to maximise growth opportunities.