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about us

Metspray is a full-service industrial coatings company based in East Tamaki, Auckland. With both shop and site capabilities, we specialise in the application of high-performance industrial coatings and intumescent coatings, providing long term protection from corrosion and/or fire for your structural steel or equipment, no matter the environment.​

We are committed to the safety of our staff, our clients and members of the public who may be affected by our works. We involve all stakeholders in both the planning and execution of projects, ensuring that our team maintains the high quality and workmanship they are known for, so clients can rest assured in the knowledge that the coating has been applied correctly, and will stand the test of time. 

Our team pride themselves on coatings and will convince you that watching paint dry is very technical and exciting. It’s never a dull moment.

our story

Metspray was originally established under the name of Metal Spray and Gritblast by Roy Sutherland in the early 1970’s and was one of the leading pioneers for thermal metal spray technology in New Zealand. During this time the facility was a modest 900sqm facility to accommodate a wheel abrader, blast booth and enough room to apply either thermal metal spray or liquid protective coatings.

In the early 2000s Matthew Brajkovich purchased the company and saw the addition of a second blast booth and facility on the 88 Harris Rd site, directly adjacent to the Neales Rd factory.

In 2012, current owners Chris and Kim Schultz-Merrick acquired the company, rebranding it to Metspray. Since then, they have seen the company grow from 9 employees to over 100, along with 2 additional factories being added. They have continued on the legacy left by Roy, producing the highest quality of workmanship in industrial coatings.  


We believe that our customers deserve the best possible care and quality of workmanship. We deliver this by living out our values:

  • Safety First

  • Pride in your team, pride in your work

  • Education is key

  • Driven by quality

  • Everyone speaks up

senior leadership

Chris Schultz-Merrick


Co-Founder of Metspray

Kim Schultz-Merrick

Finance Manager

Co-Founder of Metspray

Richard Lees

Acting General Manager - Operations

sarah edwards

QHSE Manager

vickash ishwar

Group Factory Operations Manager

Hendrik eloff

Senior Project Manager - Site

ricky tom

Operations Manager East Tamaki - Factory

michael hunter

Logistics Manager

cindy franckeiss

Office Manager

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