Lowes Industries Ltd tankers are considered the premium tanker in the industry. No compromise is allowed in the pursuit of excellence aimed at producing a tanker that outperforms and outlasts any competitive tanker. Our 50+ years of experience has placed us at the forefront of tanker design. Our chassis and sub-frames are designed for New Zealand’s demanding road and farm track network (which are some of the worst you will experience anywhere in the world) and there are many examples of 30 plus year old Lowes tankers still in excellent condition and delivering profits for our customers with minimum downtime. This kind of performance is only achieved through diligent focus on quality, even if that means our tankers may cost a little more. Because the astute businessperson knows that the profit you make down the line is heavily impacted by the purchasing decisions you make up front.

Compare this with the alternatives. We have seen some of those “less expensive” tankers display cracking and signs of overstressing after as little as 5 or 6 years! Certainly not what you want if you plan to build a long-term profitable business.

Talk to us, we’ll listen and provide you with a solution purpose designed for your needs.

Lowes Petroleum Tanker

Our Mission & Values

To build an enviable brand, renowned for living our commitments to our customers, staff and stakeholders alike; with a range of products which are second to none. A company whose sales are not limited by customers wishing to purchase from us, but by our refusal to over promise.

The baby is on board

Everything we produce is based on and built with this premise in mind. NOTHING leaves here unless I would be happy to put my baby on board. For me to be willing to do that, it must be the best of the best.

Footprints in the sand

Our presence has a purpose and we want our footprints to be meaningful. Our role is to serve and create a sense of belonging. Our customers deserve the very best. Our people are precious, they are family and we want to build them up.

Nelson Mandela

This great man said "there is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living". We are passionate about being the best that we can be, giving our all, with no shortcuts.

We don't have fleas.

Success may come and go, but integrity is forever. We choose to do the right thing at all times, even if no-one is watching. We will only surround ourselves with people of the highest character, because "when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas". We don't like fleas!

Who dares, wins.

We challenge the status quo. Always seeking a better way, never being afraid to go the extra mile to get the very best solutions for our customers. Being creative is an integral part of our work and connects us to our customers and to theirs.


We have built a team of experts in their respective fields, who individually and collectively live our values and practice what we preach. Each one of us is absolutely committed to ensuring you get the very best product and service available.

John Metcalf
Managing Director
Sue Metcalf
Administration Manager
Stuart Metcalf
General Manager
Andrew Cowan
Senior Design Engineer
Phil Sharples
Service Department Manager
Johan De Waal
Production Manager
Jason Stanley
Supply Services Coordinator

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