Specialists in abrasive blasting and the application of protective coatings.

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Established in 1952, Pneumatic Contractors Ltd is privately owned and based in Southland.

They have been involved in the abrasive blasting and protective coatings industry for 52 years and during that time they have had input into nearly every major construction project in Southland.







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Specialists in abrasive blasting and the application of protective coatings.

Pneumatic Contractors Ltd also have expertise in galvanizing, tank manufacturing, water blasting, water storage, protective coatings inspection service, steam cleaning and are a manufacturer of non-slip stair nosings.

A boat painting facility is operated at Bluff in conjunction with the Synchrolift dry dock facility of Southport.

Abrasive blasting and protective coatings are applied at the workshop or in the field.


The company has recently been assessed as conforming to a Tertiary standard under ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices.

Additionally the Manager, Denis Harvey has 32 years of experience in this field and Rick Clyma, Contracts Manager has 23 years experience and is a Certified Coatings Inspector registered by the NZ CBIP (Certification Board for Inspection Personnel).



The company has a stable and well trained workforce of 18 employees.


A modern corrosion treatment plant in Invercargill includes a ìWheelabratorî automatic blasting machine, a grit blasting booth and a garnet blasting booth.

The 700m2 painting workshop is serviced by:

  • 5 tonne and 2 tonne overhead cranes
  • one 8 tonne Hamilton crane
  • one forklift
  • Four mobile blasting units.
  • Wet abrasive blasting unit
  • Water blasting 6000psi
  • Steam cleaner
  • Dust free, steel and concrete floor preparation prior to the application of coatings.

Contact: Rick Clyma

P: (03) 218 4173

186 Bond Street West Invercargill Invercargill.

E: enquiry@pneumatic.co.nz



Maintenance contractors for NZAS Ltd

Working closely with the New Zealand Aluminium Smelter for 30 years, Pneumatic Contractors have assisted on projects and in the various NZAS expansions.

Marine Servicing

Constant servicing of fishing vessels and tourist vessels based in Bluff, Riverton and Stewart Island including the repainting of the TSS Earnslaw.

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