Noticing a lack of specialized transport engineering services in the Invercargill region, engineer Matt Scheele decided to have a go at running his own operation.


Opening in late May this year Hi-Tech Transport Engineering offers general engineering solutions that are the ‘bread and butter’ of the job, says Matt, such as building log trailers, drop siders or bulk bins.


However, Matt says that their “aim was to go above and beyond the standard stuff”. As such, he has leveraged his 25 years of industry experience to provide engineering solutions for almost any requirement including Hiab cranes, ROPS cabs, harvesters and more.


“We have a fully working hydraulic shop on site,” says Matt, “That’s our point of difference.”


The team at Hi-Tech work on pretty much anything you can imagine but has a strong focus on creating specialised transport solutions such as crane trucks, waste management, and drilling rigs.


Hi-Tech also work-in heavily with engineering design firm Transtec Dynamics, something that has been crucial to the company’s success, Matt reckons that “They were a big key to us going ahead, we needed to have their support as we buy their drawings and design work.”


Moving forwards, Hi-Tech is forward focussed says Matt, “We are looking into more specialised services for the future, what we are building today isn’t what we will be working on in 5-10 years’ time…trucks are becoming more and more advanced and we want to stay on top of that”


While remaining small scale for the foreseeable future, Matt says they will always be looking to grow as the market changes.


“If the right person comes along we will look at hiring more but at the moment its best for us how we are, we just have to get stuck in and do it,” he says.


Hi-Tech Transport Engineering can be found on Leet St. in Invercargill, providing engineering solutions for all types of transport operations across the lower South Island.

Posted on Thursday 8th November 2018

Hi-Tech Transport Engineering Opens in Southland



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