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DSK Engineering has come a long way for a company that started out with a workshop in a shipping container.

In the early days, founders Derek Strampel and Shane Kerrisk provided contract maintenance services for Wattie's. After six months Derek decided to leave the business and head off on his OE.

Over the years, DSK has expanded naturally with demand for our experience working in the food processing industry for companies such as ENZA, McCain Foods and Panpac Forest products.

Now, DSK has become one of the largest engineering companies in Hawke's Bay employing over 50 people.

We have a progressive team of knowledgeable project engineers who serve clients throughout New Zealand and offshore.


From our headquarters in Hastings we manufacture a broad range of products in stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium and other metals.

The range of services DSK offers has expanded as a result of a strategic partnership with Crossman Richards Ltd. We now deliver turn-key automation solutions for industrial installations including robotics.

But our success stems entirely from a team of dedicated people who share a passion for steel, and the lasting, profitable relationships we have developed with our clients.