About Us

About Us

CEMAC OFFERS A FULL COMMERCIAL INTERIOR FITOUT SERVICE THROUGHOUT NEW ZEALAND VIA A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH COMPANIES WHICH TRADE IN AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, WELLINGTON AND CHRISTCHURCH AS CEMAC COMMERCIAL INTERIORS. IN WELLINGTON, CEMAC ALSO PROVIDES A RESPONSIVE BUILDING MAINTENANCE SERVICE TO VALUED CLIENTS.
Health and Safety
Cemac is committed to closely managing the risks associated with its works. A comprehensive H&S system is run and all employees and subcontractors must commit to compliance with the procedures and audit requirements of this system. Cemac seeks to have no personal injury incidents on its sites.

Our Team

CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Peter Walker
General Manager/Director

021 424 223
peter@cemac.co.nz
CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Terry Hefft
Contracts Manager/Director

021 421 925
terry@cemac.co.nz
CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Paul Weinstein
Commercial Manager/QS

021 572 252
paul@cemac.co.nz
CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Lilian Usher
Accounts/Office Coordinator

04 472 1112
lilian@cemac.co.nz
CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Marican Mina
Contracts Administrator

04 472 1112
marican@cemac.co.nz
CEMAC Commercial Interiors
Peter Sewell
Accountant/Director

027 495 6564
peters@cemac.co.nz

History of Cemac

The Company from which the “CEMAC” name originated was a specialist manufacturer producing plywood for use in aircraft production. This was founded by Messrs Chandler and MacLaren and registered in NSW towards the end of WW2.

CEMAC was their second choice of name after the NSW Companies office turned down their first name application of “CAMAC” derived from the names of the founders.

In the post war period, Cemac’s operations in Australia grew into several businesses concerned with Forestry, Mining, Veneer Slicing, Partition and Office Fit-Out, Plywood Manufacture, Industrialised Building Manufacture, and Sheet Metal Work.

CEMAC Commercial Interiors

In the early 1960’s, the first NZ Cemac company was formed by the late Don Treseder, who operated a family based group of companies based in Lower Hutt involved in Construction, Traditional Joinery and High Quality Fittings. Cemac Modular Industries Ltd (incorporated 1962) manufactured a range of Office Partitions, Access Floors, Suspended Ceilings and Toilet Partitions under Royalty Licence to Cemac Pty Ltd.

Meanwhile, Cemac Pty Ltd acquired A J Brookes Pty Ltd and the partition business of the merged acquisition was known in Australia as Cemac/Brookes, then more latterly Cemac Interiors. In the early 1970’s the complete operations of Cemac Pty Ltd were bought by publicly listed investment company Hooper Baillie Industries Pty Ltd whose wide portfolio of business interests included Hide Tannery, Wine Making, Translucent Sheeting, Jewellery, Optical Goods, Food Preserving Equipment, Footwear and Cotton Growing!

CEMAC Commercial Interiors

On to the 1970’s and Cemac Pty Ltd took a minority shareholding in the NZ operations owned by Mr Treseder, including Cemac which was the marketing, sales, product design and contracting operation in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. A relationship with J W Backhouse in the high quality office furniture market, and a joint venture in Hong Kong with Jardine Mathieson and in Singapore and Malaysia with Sime Darby all added to the rich history of Cemac. In 1974 Winstone Ltd acquired the NZ operations, and after 5 years sold the Commercial Interiors Fit-Out business to Graeme Cromie. Cemac Commercial Interiors as a trading name was born.

In the 1980’s the NZ wide Commercial Interiors business was acquired by Alex Harvey Ltd (who soon after amalgamated and formed Carter Holt Harvey). CHH then acquired from Hooper Baillie the Australian Commercial Interiors business.

Bringing an end to public company ownership, in 1993 the Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch “branches” of Cemac Commercial Interiors were subject to management buyouts, and the success of these is borne out by the fact that these individually owned businesses are all still trading today. The 25th anniversary of private ownership is nearly here!

As an architectural design company, I am always seeking to exceed the clients expectation in both the service we provide along with the final product and the selection of the contractor within the Project team is the major consideration in achieving this. Having worked with Cemac Wellington over the past 7 years on a number of various construction projects ranging from Commercial Interiors through to Residential, I have found them to be professional and proactive in finding resolutions that meet the client’s brief. As a result of the our past project successes, I consider my relationship with Cemac Wellington to be an ongoing partnership.

Campbell Garratt - Barch (hons) Director, Campbell Garratt Design

Cemac Wellington have been providing a great service to the Wellington Accident and Urgent Medical Centre for over 3 years. Cemac have been employed for a variety of projects from very small works to more complete refurbishment of our medical centre. We have found them easy to work with, produced work of high standards and are ready to complete any project or task asked. We have a great working relationship and will continue to use them for the foreseeable future.

Jan Browne, Administrator, Wellington After-Hours Medical Services