Shape NZ Limited provides a full range of manufacturing solutions using only the most up-to-date equipment and technologies.

The company is focused on delivering high-level service and satisfaction to all its customers. With over 20 years’ experience in metal manufacturing, it offers customers a strong working partnership.

Shape is a successful exporter and is proud to offer world-class product, quality and customer service.

Target market

Primarily, the company services the contract manufacturing requirements across several large industry sectors.

It also supplies its own innovative products to various industries that deal with technology infrastructure, such as the gaming, communications, information technology, electronics, and transport and security industries.


The company was founded by Hans and Carolyn Schuitman and incorporated in 1990. It has grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading metal-based technology companies, with over 60% of its output purchased offshore – predominantly Australia.

Company size

Shape is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, and employs over 60 staff. It has grown over the last 20 years and prides itself on defining excellence in metal innovation and customer satisfaction.

Research and development

Shape uses the most up-to-date technology available and continues to investigate new technology and automated manufacturing solutions. It aims to add value to its all its customers and products via providing innovation and solutions that add value.

Roles within the company and company culture

Shape’s key values:

  • approachable
  • commercially savvy
  • honest
  • credible
  • practical
  • realistic
  • resourceful
  • responsible
  • partnership-focused
  • reliable

These company values provide continued incentive to succeed and deliver excellence to customers.

Other information

In 2009, Shape was awarded the Champion Canterbury Award for production and manufacturing processes. Its diverse activities and programmes, and significant contribution to Canterbury and New Zealand’s manufacturing industries are easily recognised.
In 2012 Shape was accredited with ISO 9001-2008 Quality Standard.

Contact us

PO Box 9096
Tower Junction
Christchurch 8149
New Zealand

44 Clarence Street South
Christchurch 8024

T: +64 3 338 6386
F: +64 3 338 6387