Fletcher Bernard Smith Ltd

Date established
Date closed
Fletcher Bernard Smith Ltd 1963-1975

A new company, Fletcher Bernard-Smith Ltd was formed on June 1, 1963 to operate an engineering works built at Otahuhu. This was a partnership between the Bernard-Smith Co of Sydney and Fletcher Steel. Bernard-Smith (a member of the ACI Group) was one of the largest steel fabricators in Australia, specialising in heavy plate, tank and pressure vessel fabrication.

In April 1970 the ICI board agreed to the sale of their 50% interest in Fletcher Bernard-Smith Ltd and the company therefore became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fletcher Holdings.

Fletcher Bernard-Smith ceased to operate as from July 31, 1975.