About Us

Overview

Fairfax’s name has been synonymous with high quality and functionality since 1971. Today, We continually invest in research and development to deliver innovative and practical solutions to our clients. Our range of transport solutions provide superior flexibility and durability for customers who use our product over hundreds of thousands of kilometres.

We strongly believe in the benefits of New Zealand manufacturing – there’s nothing we enjoy more than delivering our product to kiwi customers.

Functional Advantages

  • Lightweight - therefore higher payload
  • Cannot leak heat or moisture - has no joints, bolts or rivets to leak, or metal to conduct heat
  • No metal in body to fracture, twist or fail
  • Clean, smooth and flat interior - no interior beams to intrude
  • Composite structure is a ‘single membrane’. Conventional alum/insulation/liner have differing expansion coefficients and allow sweating, leaking and pest infestation
  • Extremely robust - one piece shell construction gives exceptional strength properties
  • Easy to repair composite construction
  • Lowest cost of ownership proven in the long-term
  • Longevity: in daily use for over 25 years

 Engineered Advantages

  • Torsional rigidity‘a tube doesn't twist’
  • Structural strength:
    • curved corner transfers stresses to walls and roof better than  any square corner, and is virtually indestructible.
    • roof strong enough to carry 23 tons of meat off roof rail
  • Cannot leak as there are no joins
  • Cannot rust as there is no frame
  • Thermal performance of refrigerated bodies: no metal framing to conduct heat; resin-entrapped polyurethane is the highest performing insulator. Our method is proven to reduce refrigeration loading compared to competitive products, in rail containers in Australian Nullabor desert (interior temp -25°C, ambient +45°C)
  • No conventional beam chassis means low maintenance, lower vehicle weight and wider spaced landing legs (for stability)
  • Latest axles, brakes and suspension as required by customer, coupled with unique design to evenly spread loads across multiple axles

 Quality Assurance

  • Fairfax Industries operates an internal Quality Assurance system applicable to each product manufactured
  • Fairfax Industries manufactures all products to detailed engineering drawings
  • All engineering undertaken is designed to the best industry standards and built with strict adherence to appropriate certification standards set by NZ regulatory bodies
  • Certification is completed by in-house personnel with approval being sourced for critical engineering from external specialists when necessary
  • Each product is quality controlled throughout construction with all engineering drawings, appropriate certifications and QA build/inspection sheets retained on individual build files
  • Each product has a unique serial number which can be used to trace the product build file to provide all relevant information for products that have been built from the inception of the company