Spanbild buys Mike Greer Homes in Concision factory partnership

Apr 20, 2018 | News

Spanbild, whose suite of brands include Versatile Homes & Buildings, Ideal Buildings and Totalspan Steel Buildings, today said it acquired MGHs’ 50 percent stake in New Zealand Panelised Building Systems, trading as Concision, for an undisclosed sum. The building firm will integrate Concision into its existing manufacturing base across five sites in New Zealand and Australia, while MGH will investigate setting up its own manufacturing in Auckland and in the North Island where it’s seeking to grow.

“To ensure we best meet customer expectations, we have merged Spanbild Projects, our existing commercial building solutions company, into Concision, to seamlessly integrate the substantial design and technology IP and delivery capability of these two companies,” chair Don Elder said in a statement. “With ongoing development and investment under Spanbild, Concision will continue to expand its product range and capacity, to meet the strongly growing market demand for pre-site manufacturing across a wide range of building markets.”

No price was disclosed. Spanbild provides up to 5,000 finished buildings a year from its existing production base, while Concision has supported the rapid construction of 500 houses, multi-unit dwellings, schools and other commercial buildings since it was set up in 2015.

“Everyone agrees the need for high quality, fast, off-site manufacturing to meet an ever-widening gap that can’t be addressed by conventional construction,” Elder said.

Spanbild takes over the factory this week, adding another 48 staff to its workforce.

Concision’s panelised factory was the country’s first and was opened by former Prime Minister John Key and then-Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee as the previous administration sought out new avenues to accelerate construction times in response to the devastation wreaked on Christchurch. At the time, it was envisaged the factory’s employment would rise to 75 and support the construction of 1,000 houses a year.

Spanbild is a member of industry body PrefabNZ, which lobbies for greater use of prefabricated buildings, which it wants to see accounting for 40 percent of construction by cost by 2020. In 2010, that rate was 17 percent.

Read the story on Scoop here.

Recent articles

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter 27 June 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter 27 June 2022

Our CEO Vic Crockford reflects on our past, while looking forward, Dwell Housing Trust's board is recognised for their sterling efforts, new research highlights NZ's ongoing housing challenges. Upcoming events include; the Community Housing Aotearoa MSD Training...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 13 June 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 13 June 2022

Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing, The Shift Directives - Leilani Farha, IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, National Volunteer Week, Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) | MSD Training Series - Session 3: Emergency Housing, Community Housing Aotearoa...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022, 2022 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open for nominations, Community Finance takes out Innovation in Finance award, Budget 2022 panel discussion, Two new Pacific roles at CHA, NRHCC - winter wellness and...

Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

CHA’s 2020/21 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

CHA’s 2022-2023 Strategic Workplan

Featured Network

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Residential Tenancies Act Community of Practice

Our Place

Our Place Report 2017

Our Place Report 2017

Case Studies

Media Releases

News

Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc. Notes for presentation at Tenancy Management Community of Practice Nov 2021 Anti-Social Behaviour notes Nov 21

Tenancy Management COP November 2021 summary

tenancy-management-cop-november-2021-summary The final Tenancy Management Community of Practice for 2021 was held via zoom on 11th November 2021. This Community of Practice is relevant for advocates, practitioners, navigators and tenancy managers involved in...

Newsletters

Community Housing Aotearoa newsletter 27 June 2022

Our CEO Vic Crockford reflects on our past, while looking forward, Dwell Housing Trust's board is recognised for their sterling efforts, new research highlights NZ's ongoing housing challenges. Upcoming events include; the Community Housing Aotearoa MSD Training...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 13 June 2022

Kaupapakāinga: The potential for Māori cohousing, The Shift Directives - Leilani Farha, IN THE NEWS, EVENTS, National Volunteer Week, Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) | MSD Training Series - Session 3: Emergency Housing, Community Housing Aotearoa...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 30 May 2022, 2022 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open for nominations, Community Finance takes out Innovation in Finance award, Budget 2022 panel discussion, Two new Pacific roles at CHA, NRHCC - winter wellness and...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 17 May 2022

Māori, Pacific needs left out of one size fits all approach to high-density developments, HUD and CHA Online Engagement on draft Public Housing Design Guidelines, In the News, RESOURCES, 2022 updates to healthy homes standards regulations take effect today,...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 2 May 2022

Human Rights Commission releases troubling indicators on habitability, COVID-19 RESPONSE, First funds released from council housing reserve, Seven-point plan released to tackle cost of living, Community Finance nominated for top industry award, In the News, Events,...

Submissions

Legislation

Reports

Research

Community Housing Aotearoa

Contact Us

Contact Info

Level 11, Ranchhod Tower,
39 The Terrace /
102-112 Lambton Quay
PO Box 11543
Wellington 6142

+04 385 8722

support@communityhousing.org.nz

Follow On