From the moment you buy your machine, a long and positive partnership begins.
The Hydralada marque is your guarantee of satisfaction, reliability and quality – backed with unsurpassed service and support. We will ensure you thoroughly understand your new equipment to guarantee you always leave the ground running. Our systems are thoroughly researched, tested and proven for safety, reliability, affordability and performance.
HIGHLIGHTS – OUR JOURNEY SO FAR
Hydralada Company was established in 1975 by Andy Smith. Andy is the Managing Director and continues to have a lot of input into the Company, both with day-to-day operations and design ideas for new machines. Andy keeps a close watch on all aspects of the business to ensure its continued success.
Matthew Smith has been with the Company since 1995 and is the General Manager. Matthew focuses on Pellenc Viniculture Equipment and has daily contact with Pellenc in France. He manages the Marlborough Branch and has a real passion for Viniculture.
Dan plays a major role in scheduling the production of all new Hydralada Elevating Work Platforms and collaborates the manufacturing at the factory. He is a Company Shareholder and Dan has a lot to do with the everyday operations as well as caring for HR responsibilities.
Grant’s main focus is on sales and he looks after some of the Company’s key dealers in both Australia and the USA. As a Director and Shareholder, Grant is very much involved in the overall management of the Company and his responsibilities include many aspects of everyday administration.
Jason has been working at Hydralada Company since 1987 accumulating 33 years of experience in many different areas of the business. Today his involvement is predominately in sales and marketing. Jason works closely with the management team to ensure the Company continues to grow.
Brendon Van der Gulik
Brendon has recently joined the Marlborough sales team and is keen to provide support to the NZ wine industry. Brendon’s previous job with O-I (Owens-Illinois) marketing for the worlds largest glass bottle manufacturer means he already has a lot of contacts in this field. His main emphasis will be on the Pellenc Pera winery equipment for which he has a real passion. Brendon also specialises in the full range of vineyard equipment, including Pellenc Harvesters, ID David weeders, Tow & Blow Frost Fans and Hydralada Trimmers. Call Brendon now to discuss your requirements.
Sales & Production
Josh has been involved with Hydralada new machine production and continues to help in this department. His background in the manufacturing of new machines means he has an excellent understanding of the technical side. Josh’s passion is Tow and Blow frost machines, but he is available to help with all sales inquires including Hydralada and Pellenc Vineyard machinery.
Marketing & Design
Brad works in sales marketing and design. He enjoys meeting with customers and uses his video editing skills to get out and about filming Hydralada machinery in the field. He enjoys filming real life customer testimonials which give a personal touch to the Hydralada story. Brad’s experience with website development and design, as well as social media blogs, media advertising, and marketing ideas ensure Hydralada can continue its tradition of quality.
Ian Wilson is based in our Marlborough branch and is responsible for Pellenc machinery sales. With a background in viticulture and many hours of experience operating grape harvesters in his own contracting business, Ian has an excellent understanding of the Pellenc range of machines. He is committed to giving his customers great after-sales support and is there to help with all equipment enquiries.
Duncan has been with Hydralada Company for many years and is keen to help with all sales enquiries, whether its Hydralada platforms, Pellenc vineyard machinery, Bandit wood chippers, or Tow and Blow frost machines. Duncan will give you well-informed advice on the machine best suited to your particular job.
Marlborough Branch Coordinator
Richard has been with the company for 12 years and oversees the Marlborough Branch. He is well known in the grape industry and his mechanical background and understanding is invaluable to our customer base. He works hard to ensure all our Pellenc machinery customers have the expected aftersales backup and support. More recently Richard has been involved with technical support for Hydralada in Australia.
Kylie is often the friendly voice on the phone when you call. Her job is to support many different operations within the Company, in particular, the sales team. She also takes care of internal occupational health and safety, warranty and purchasing.
Stephen Heap is our Hastings workshop manager. Stephen’s background is in aircraft maintenance and logistics with 16 years of experience in the RNZAF. He takes care of all technical inquiries and product support for Hydralada MEWP’s, Pellenc Vineyard Equipment, and Bandit Chippers. You will find him friendly and approachable.
Dean Hannah is dedicated to providing the very best customer service. Deans background in sales stands him in good stead and you can expect fast and friendly service. Dean is available to help with spare parts, technical support, as well as sales of new machinery. Contact him to discuss your requirements now.
After Sales Support
Wayne’s job is to make sure you are looked after with the right spare part. Whether it is a Hydralada Platform, Grape Harvester or teeth for your Bandit Chipper, Wayne is sure to be able to help.
A challenging role has become available at our Blenheim Branch for a qualified diesel technician with excellent skill levels in mechanical problem solving, hydraulic and electrical diagnosis. A high level of skill in mechanical and computerised diagnostics are essential to this role.
This is a busy role encompassing unsupervised field service work so previous experience would be an advantage. Great customer relations skills are essential. Our Pellenc product range of vineyard equipment, Bandit chippers and Hydralada fruit picking equipment is varied and seasonal providing variety to your workday.
A Top Rate of Pay will be available to a candidate who has the right skill set and can offer some flexibility around our busy harvest period.
Hydralada Company is a growing organisation who can offer career stability with some roles including benefits such as mobile phone, work vehicle, etc. Full initial product training will be provided followed by ongoing professional product training to expand your knowledge of the market-leading equipment that Hydralada Company support.
Once trained to the required level, there can be the opportunity to participate in short term international work exchanges.
With over 40 years of trading, Hydralada Company is well established and committed to selling and servicing the market-leading Pellenc brand in Marlborough. Customer satisfaction is very important to Hydralada Company and the technicians have an important role to play in this.
If you are ready to take that next step up but don’t currently have the experience we would also be keen to hear from you.
We have a number of other opportunities available including a diesel apprenticeship so please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss these alternative options.
Phone Dan Smith now on 0064 6 873 0000 or email [email protected]