Vibrapac Blocks Ltd

Date established
Date closed
On Monday 20th April 1953 the Vibrapac Block Plant at Three Kings was opened by the M.P. for Mount Roskill, J Rae.

The new company was established to help overcome the shortage of building materials in New Zealand. The block machine selected was a 'Besser Vibrapac'

In August 1960 Vibrapac (Auckland) Ltd was established by JJ Craig Ltd. In May 1968 the company was transferred to the ownership of Winstone Ltd (JJ Craig Ltd was integrated with Winstone Ltd)

In 1973 Winstone Ltd acquired Vibrapac Blocks Ltd of Christchurch and subsidiary companies operating in other South Island centres. The company was integrated into Winstone (SI) Ltd. The branches of Motueka, Nelson and Blenheim became branches of the Wellington Trading Area.

The company was formed originally in Christchurch as the Universal Bloack Company in 1951 and operated a single English Trianco machine.

The name was changed to Vibrapac Blocks Ltd in 1952 and the company moved to Hornby.

In March 1979 the company was struck off the register