Engineering sector

Corrections operates:

  • three light engineering workshops
  • two concrete yards
  • one light assembly workshop
  • three vehicle repair garages

These include light engineering, concrete products manufacturing and light assembly and garage industries.

The engineering industry in prison provides employment training for over 285 prisoners.

Light engineering workshop

Light engineering workshops are situated at Christchurch Men’s, Manawatu and Auckland Men’s prisons. Within these workshops prisoners make a wide variety of products such as waste bins, which are sold to private waste disposal and recycling companies and pre-fabricated fence panels for Fence Master.

They also make trailers, which are available to the public and are crafted to meet client requirements, as well as arrange other stainless steel fabrications.

Agricultural machinery, including firewood splitters, bale feeders, silage spreaders, muck spreaders, post drivers and trailers, have been manufactured predominately for Corrections industries.

Pre-cast concrete yard

Concrete yards is located at Whanganui Prison. This yard makes concrete products, including water and septic tanks which are sold to a range of clients.

Light assembly

The light assembly operation is located at Auckland Men’s Prison. Prisoners assemble lighting components for local New Zealand companies.

Vehicle repair garages

Vehicle repair garages are located at Auckland Men’s, Waikeria and Tongariro/Rangipo prisons.

Where are these products sold?

All of the products made in the workshops are sold to various retailers and to the general public.

Agricultural machinery is predominately manufactured for Corrections’ use.