Ullrich Machinery Company - Our Wire Industry History
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Ullrich Machinery Company

Ullrich Machinery Company is a New Zealand based engineering company that specialises in the manufacturing of wire fabrication machinery which is sold around the world to the fencing industry. We are a 4th generation, privately owned family company that has been involved in the wire industry since 1932 where we have established a worldwide reputation for producing the highest quality machines.

From the numerous machines, we have built, or through the various fence manufacturing companies we have owned and operated, our customers have a genuine appreciation for our products. The brands our family have been involved with include Hurricane Wire Product – Southfence, New Zealand – Solidlock USA and Canada – South Wire Australia – Fiji Wire Industries – New Guinea Wire Industries – Hurricane Wire UK.

International Wire Manufacturer Association
Australian Wire Industry Association
Rockwell Automation
Hurricane Wire Products started in 1936
Mark Ullrich UMC Machinery

Mark Ullrich

Director

Chris Hitchings UMC Machinery

Chris Hitchings

Automation

Mark Robinson UMC Machinery

Mark Robinson

Operations

Bede Stevenson UMC Machinery

Bede Stevenson

Support

A brief history Of UMC Machinery

UMC Machinery is a 4th generation privately-owned family company that has been involved in the wire industry for over 87 years. Since 1932 the brands our family have been involved with include; Hurricane Wire Product – Southfence, New Zealand – Solidlock USA and Canada – South Wire Australia – Fiji Wire Industries – New Guinea Wire Industries – Hurricane Wire UK.

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1930s

1932


NZ Fence and Gate Works established by William Ullrich in Jackson Street, Petone in 1932.

1936


F.G.Ullrich purchased NZ Fence and Gate from his Uncle William. Hurricane Wire Products started in 1936.

1960s
1970s & 1980s

1970s


Started selling wire manufacturing machinery around the world. Russia, USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Columbia, Iceland, Fiji, PNG, NZ, Australia.

1980s


First Stay Lokk fence machines were developed. Ullrich family sold Hurricane Wire Products and South Fence established.

1990s & 2000s

1990s


UMC established. Second generation Fixed Lokk Machine developed.

2000s


UMC Developed Mesh Lokk Double Knuckle.