There is a major problem globally with the cost of housing, so the construction industry is striving for better, smarter ways of doing things. At Howick, we see ourselves as part of the solution. If we get it right, we will help create a better place for everyone.
We manufacture precision roll-forming machines and technology for light steel framing. For over 40 years we’ve been innovating in this space, creating machines that are now employed by construction businesses in 75 countries the world over. We’re proud of the formidable reputation we’ve built up over that time for performance, reliability and service.
Unique in our sector, Howick steel roll-forming machines are 100% manufactured at our plant in east Auckland, with top quality New Zealand-made componentry sourced locally.
We are so confident in the quality and performance of our machines, and of the support we provide, that we offer a unique guarantee. If you are not truly satisfied with your Howick FRAMA™ 3200 or 5600 machine after its first six months of operation, return it to us and we will refund 100% of the machine purchase price*.
Unlike competing products, with a Howick machine there are no meterage rates. This means you can run as much steel as required once you own the machine, and you pay zero in the way of toll rolling fees. This type of fee can make a big difference to the whole-life operating costs and the returns you make on your investment, so worth looking out for!
Specifically designed for frame manufacturers, our machines will receive data from any partnered CAD framing package. Because they come with an open language control system you pay no licence fees to Howick. You are free to pair your machine with your software of choice. If you already work with an existing CAD system, it means an easier transition and keeps things simple for you and your team. If you are not working with an existing system, that’s fine – talk to us and we’ll help you select the best option for your needs.
Howick customers benefit from precision accuracy, so things like re-work and wastage are kept to the absolute minimum. As an example, all punching and fixing holes are placed through pinpoint accurate computer control. As well as ensuring that frames and trusses are manufactured with extreme precision, this also means they can be self-locating and jigging, saving time and improving efficiency.
What’s more, features like our unique end bearing stud details enable the construction of load-bearing frames for multi-storeyed structures, making Howick machines the most advanced framing machines available. To find out more, connect with us today.
We are a successful family owned and operated business. As such, family values and a real can-do Kiwi ingenuity define our culture. Howick is helping to shape the future of construction globally. We are an internationally recognised, industry-leading company that is committed to education, training and developing opportunities for our team to expand and diversify their experience. If you see yourself as forward thinking, eager to learn and you want to be part of a growing game-changer, we’d love to hear from you.
If we’re going to be part of the solution for a construction industry solving a global housing supply issue, it’s fundamental that we take responsibility for sustainable framing manufacture. Our machines employ everything from energy efficient drive motors that surpass EFF1 requirements, to auto-off switches and EMC filters to minimise environmental impact. That’s just the start. Sustainability for us is about a reduced overall carbon footprint, maximised recycling capability and optimized energy efficiency. That’s better for the environment, and it’s great for your bottom-line too.
There is a number of companies globally with experience in Howick technology. If you are looking for support with engineering and design services using light steel framing, here’s some of the organisations we have worked with and know of who may be able to help.