About Us

Trusted for over 50 years

Who We Are

John Jones Steel is one of the largest and most advanced structural steel fabricating enterprises in New Zealand.

With over 50 years’ experience, and an inter-generational philosophy, we are a well- established company with a proven ability to successfully undertake structural steel projects of any magnitude. Our capability is proven across the country in the thousands of projects that we’ve completed over the years.

We pride ourselves on the cost-effective completion of contracts and variations. You can rely on the delivery of a robust project when you work with our team. We always own the outcome and are proud to have the opportunity to work with you.


John Jones Steel was established in a small Sydenham workshop in 1964 by John & Riet Van Schaijik. The company soon prospered and in 1972 erected a 2500 m2 building in Falsgrave Street. Additions in 1979, 1994, 1996 and 2009 took the building to a size of 5300 m2 and made it possible to carry out every stage of the fabrication and finishing processes, for all work, under one roof which we have carried over to our new state of the art premises.

Large steel sections were hard to obtain in New Zealand at that time and this led the directors to begin indenting their own steel shipments through merchants and carrying significant stocks of the typical sizes needed in their work.

This proved a very efficient way to operate and has become a distinguishing feature of the company; ensuring delays are eliminated wherever possible. Stocks held today average 1000 tons at any given time.



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The Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc.)


Steel Construction New Zealand


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+ 64 3 366 8679

18 Sir James Wattie Drive
Hornby South
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand