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About

For three generations we’ve been ensuring New Zealand’s buildings and boundaries look their best with enduring style and security.

In the last 35 years we have worked on some of our country’s most innovative projects. Our efforts have helped boost bottom lines, meet deadlines and enhance fence-lines.

We take pride in both in the expertise of our team and their willingness to put this experience to the test. No matter the size, scope or style of project, the right result is only achieved with the right frame of mind. We look beyond the boundaries and deliver new methods of design and construction.

We keep our eye on the details and ensure high standards every step of the way, from scoping and design through to engineering, fabrication and distribution.

Only with this dedication to exceptional service and quality products can we connect with our clients, helping them to protect and uplift their projects.

Our Approach

 

We will connect, protect and uplift New Zealand’s properties with service going beyond the edge of the project, diligently and expertly overcoming any and all barriers to deliver an outstanding, enduring result.

Some companies have values they’ve set and forget. Others have those they live their work through. We belong to the second category. These strengths represent a clear overall picture of our methods and mindset. These values inform our entire body of work.

Made right, right here

The in-house manufacturing facilities of our purpose-built fabrication and powder-coating plant are second to none. We always look to improve our technological capability too, and take pride in the local expertise we have built.

Success lies in how we proactively partner with leading suppliers and contractors to manage all aspects of fabrication and installation.

It also relies on our ability to deliver technical know-how, manufacturing capability and cost efficiency from under one roof.

So we manage all processes in-house, enabling us to strictly monitor quality and deliver fast lead times. Life is easier for our customers when they only have to deal with one supplier.

Custom-made solutions

While we stock a range of gates and fences ready for immediate dispatch we also offer our specialist custom-made and bespoke solutions. We don’t just take orders and tick boxes. Our customer service team is with you from start to finish to ensure the result is one that fits perfectly.

Committed to creating projects that will stand the test of time, we have delivered customised solutions across a broad range of sectors from healthcare providers, government buildings and high-rise residential projects.

Service quality

Unwavering dedication to customer service is the foundation on which our company was built. We are proud of the reputation we’ve built and the trust we have earned over the years.

We know our reputation is crucial to success in the decades ahead. We have worked hard to become one of the most trusted names in the industry. That is why the strength of our word will continue to ensure the strength of our work.

Our Vision and Values

 

We will connect, protect and uplift New Zealand’s properties with service going beyond the edge of the project, diligently and expertly overcoming any and all barriers to deliver an outstanding, enduring result.

Some companies have values they’ve set and forget. Others have those they live their work through. We belong to the second category. These strengths represent a clear overall picture of our methods and mindset. These values inform our entire body of work.

A helping hand

We work collaboratively to achieve the best result, be it within our team, among project partners or with the client. By pooling our resources and pitching in when and where it’s needed we can ensure our service is second to none. We’ll ask around the group to unearth the best solution. Then we’ll work around the clock to get it done.

A clear voice

We communicate with integrity and stick to our word. If we provide you with a price then that’s what it is. If we say we’ll be there, we will. This level of transparency and accountability is crucial to the smooth running of project delivery. And it’s vital to the ongoing strength of relationships between our staff, suppliers and clients.

An open mind

When faced with a challenge you could sit on the fence, shirking responsibility, making excuses and compromises. Or you can commit, doing everything in your power to find a way through and the path forward. This attitude is at the heart of Urban Group: We never say no. Sometimes you may need to think and work a little harder – but there’s always a solution.

An ear to the ground

There’s always something new arriving on the architecture and construction landscape. We work with our clients and always focus on staying at the vanguard of research, development and design. Only with this dedication to product evolution and improvement can we continue to lead the market with the most innovative solutions.

An eye to the horizon

We are proud that our work will be seen and used by generations. That’s why we place so much emphasis on quality design and workmanship – it must be built to last. So our standards must remain unwavering. For with each project we help build we also build our reputation, our legacy and the future of our company.

Our Story

Over the Years

Back in the 1980s the first archetype of Urban Group was formed. What started as a small engineering business soon grew and extended across the fencing landscape.

Since our start the focus has always been on quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Our unwavering commitment and loyalty to our customers & staff alike is our key to success.

We are an adaptable and agile team, quickly responding to industry changes. Like in 1987 when the pool fencing act was introduced, we quickly developed a solution for anxious home owners.

Since those small beginnings in the family garage, the company has now expanded with multiple branches across New Zealand and over 40 staff.

We now supply a huge range of projects across the length and breadth of the country. While our family-owned business is in its third generation, our commitment to exceptional craft and care is still the foundation on which everything else is built.

1985

Founded

  • FECO (Farifield Engineering CO.) established by Ormond H. Stewart in the garage at the family home offering general engineering services.
1987

Gates & Fences

  • In response to the introduction of the pool fencing act, FECO begins making fencing & gates for the Horowhenua & Kapiti Region
1994

Relocation

  • Relocates to purpose-built factory in Levin
2006

FECO

  • FECO Aluminium is established as a breakaway from FECO, focusing on Aluminium Gates & Fences. Under the watchful eye of Michael Stewart
2007

Nationwide Expansion

  • Expands its reach through Nationwide Agents & introduction of Aluminium pre-fabricated fence panels.
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2008

Urban Gates

  • Urban Gates brand established focusing on Aluminium Gates & Fencing for residential & commercial sector
2010

New Facility

  • New 2000m2 Fabrication Facility built in Levin for Manufacture of gates.
2011

Urban Group

  • FECO Aluminium rebranded to
  • ™Urban Group 
2013

Powder Coating

  • Invests in an In-House Powder Coating Line
2015

Expansion

  • Large Expansion to allow for large scale production
2016

D&D

  • Becomes authorized distributor of D&D technologies
2017

Auckland

  • Urban Group opens a branch in Avondale, Auckland, to better service it’s ever-growing customer base
2018

V2

  • With the acquisition of Natronics Automation, Urban Group takes on the exclusive distributorship of the V2 range of Italian gate motors
2019

Relocates

  • Off the back of continued success in the Auckland market, we relocate to a 1000m2 warehouse nearby our existing Auckland warehouse
2021

Where to next?

  • Our eyes are set to off-shore markets to further grow the business
1985

Founded

  • FECO (Farifield Engineering CO.) established by Ormond H. Stewart in the garage at the family home offering general engineering services.
1987

Gates & Fences

  • In response to the introduction of the pool fencing act, FECO begins making fencing & gates for the Horowhenua & Kapiti Region
1994

Relocation

  • Relocates to purpose-built factory in Levin
2006

FECO

  • FECO Aluminium is established as a breakaway from FECO, focusing on Aluminium Gates & Fences. Under the watchful eye of Michael Stewart
2007

Nationwide Expansion

  • Expands its reach through Nationwide Agents & introduction of Aluminium pre-fabricated fence panels.
f
2008

Urban Gates

  • Urban Gates brand established focusing on Aluminium Gates & Fencing for residential & commercial sector
2010

New Facility

  • New 2000m2 Fabrication Facility built in Levin for Manufacture of gates.
2011

Urban Group

  • FECO Aluminium rebranded to
  • ™Urban Group 
2013

Powder Coating

  • Invests in an In-House Powder Coating Line
2015

Expansion

  • Large Expansion to allow for large scale production
2016

D&D

  • Becomes authorized distributor of D&D technologies
2017

Auckland

  • Urban Group opens a branch in Avondale, Auckland, to better service it’s ever-growing customer base
2018

V2

  • With the acquisition of Natronics Automation, Urban Group takes on the exclusive distributorship of the V2 range of Italian gate motors
2019

Relocates

  • Off the back of continued success in the Auckland market, we relocate to a 1000m2 warehouse nearby our existing Auckland warehouse
2021

Where to next?

  • Our eyes are set to off-shore markets to further grow the business