Tarpaulin Makers New Zealand - About Us

Our Roots

Tarpaulin Makers (BOP) Ltd was founded by Wayne & Lyn Carter and has been operating in Mt Maunganui since 1989. Beni Hafoka joined the business 10 years later as a 17 year old and learnt the trade of Canvas fabrication from Wayne. Beni soon discovered he had a natural ability for the trade and his passion and dedication shone through. He increased his skill set quickly and was keen to learn more. Beni progressed into sales and marketing and eventually became a shareholder in the business and so when the Carters retired in 2014 it was a natural progression that Beni & his business partners bought the company.

Tarpaulin Makers Today

The company ethos has always been to provide both outstanding personal service and the manufacture of high quality goods. We still manufacture the same core products but have seen a huge growth in digital printing & signwriting which reflects today's need for companies to focus on marketing. We also have some new products that have filled a need in the market like our Concrete Curing Blankets and with building on the increase our Construction Tarps have also seen significant growth. 

Advantages of buying with us

  • We are a reliable company
  • We deliver high quality products
  • We provide a streamlined service
  • We work to a timeframe that suits you
  • We guarantee all our material and workmanship
  • We deliver nationwide
  • Customisation is our speciality
  • We are always looking to improve and better our products and techniques

It's not all about us

As a locally owned and operated company we believe it is important to support our local community and we regularly sponsor many local events, charities and associations. Click here to see what we have supported recently.  

Let's talk!

We are always interested to hear what projects and challenges you are working on and would love the opportunity to bring our expertise and knowledge to help you find the best solution for the job. So if quality and service are important to you please contact us today to see how we can help you.

  • Meet The Team
  • General Manager:                   Beni Hafoka
  • Accounts & Administration:    Jo Ashby
  • Workshop Team:                    Craig Lambie, Struan Robertson, Michael Fielding, Caleb Hall
Career Opportunities

Interested in becoming part of this great team?
Click here to see if we have any current vacancies.

Ben Hafoka
Jo Ashby
Craig Lambie
Struan Robertson
Michael Fielding
Caleb Hall