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Refining NZ is New Zealand's only oil refinery

Manufacturing is the largest contributor to Whangarei's GDP. Manufacturing businesses include processing industries such as oil refining, dairy factories, wood-processing mills and cement manufacturing facilities. These businesses are critical to Whangarei's primary industries, turning primary products into manufactured goods.

Whangarei is home to the only foundry in Northland. Operated by Circa Marine, it provides marine, industrial and general engineering sectors with quality aluminium and steel for a strong manufacturing / trades sector.

Refining NZ, located at Marsden Point, is New Zealand's only oil refinery and accounts for approximately 40 per cent of New Zealand's total energy needs.

Other notable manufacturers in Whangarei include;

  • Culham Engineering, one of New Zealand's largest fabrication facilities
  • SPIIND provides onsite mechanical and electrical maintenance services to industries throughout New Zealand including oil, dairy, timber, cement, water and engineering
  • McRaes Golbal Engineering Ltd is a leading expert in hydraulics, engineering and controls
  • Hansen Products design, manufacture and distribute pipe fittings and valves around the world
  • Golden Bay Cement is New Zealand's largest and most enduring cement manufacturer and supplier