Quality Assurance with HERA

Petone Engineering is a platinum Ordinary member of HERA. HERA is a catalyst for research, innovation and development, and collaborates, educates and supports the New Zealand metal-based industry through its trusted national centre.

Passing on the Benefits to Our Customers

Our membership gives us access to research and development, consultancy, technical advice, industry training and advocacy. Also, being members of HERA means we can leverage expert, independent third-party certification and verification services so you can feel more confident in the work we deliver.

Experienced Staff

HERA offers advanced training in welding fabrication. Their range of options cover education programs, workshops, seminars and courses. We believe that training our staff is important to meet changing consumer demands and helping to solve New Zealand’s skills shortage.

Our Estimator/Welding Supervisor, Matt Robinson, recently attained HERA’s International Welding Supervisor Qualifications passing their AS2214:2004 examinations. This course covered:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Welding Supervisor.
  • Welding processes.
  • Welding procedure qualification.
  • Welding metallurgy.
  • Construction and design.
  • Fabrication engineering.
  • Seismic welding.
  • Compliance with relevant welding standards.
  • Quality management.

At Petone Engineering, we encourage learning by employing apprentices and supporting our staff to gain industry related qualifications. Our ongoing commitment to development enables us to deliver a high standard service that is constantly maintained and improved.


Learn more about our Structural Steel Services or Welding and Fabrication Services or get in touch today if you have any queries. You can also visit the HERA website to read the latest in heavy engineering research.

Fast Facts (as of writing):

  • HERA has 620 members.
  • On average, 90 % of steel is recycled in construction (NZ Steel).
  • All steel used by Petone Engineering is independently verified.