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Cosio Industries new branch in the South Island

We are now open for business in the South Island.  In response to customer demand and in order to offer a full stock service to our South Island customers, we have opened a branch in the Izone Industrial Park in Rolleston, Canterbury, just south of Christchurch. This move allows us to offer even faster service to our valued South Island customers.  Exciting times !

Our new rep, Mr. Graham Richards will be calling on you very soon !

Cosio Industries Ltd supports Motutapu Island Restoration Trust

Cosio Industries are proud to be supporters of the Motutapu Restoration Trust, a group dedicated to creating a pest free paradise right in the middle of Auckland City.

Motutapu Island is situated in the Hauraki Gulf and is being restored to its original pristine condition as a sanctuary for native birds and flora. We have supplied geo-textiles and weed control fabrics for use in the new crop house in the nursery area.

Dairy Effluent Storage Pond construction Firestone EPDM GeoGard

Farmers groups throughout NZ are reporting strong interest in the Firestone EPDM GeoGard dairy effluent storage pond installations taking place on farms throughout the country. Owners and sharemilkers are impressed by the fast, no nonsense installations, competitive pricing and high quality finished ponds and associated drainage solutions they are seeing in their areas all over the country. If your effluent disposal needs are not meeting the local dairy regulations and you are being pressured to act on this, please contact us for one of our installers to have a look and give you some great ideas and solutions to this ongoing problem.


Jute-Tex biodegradable now available

New Jute-Tex natural Jute biodegradable ground cover introduced to NZ market.

Jute-Tex, a jute  based 100% natural biodegradable ground cover used for erosion control, revegetation, embankment protection and landscaping is now in stock.

The advantages of Jute-Tex over other products is that it retains water and soil moisture, keeps soils moist and warmer, helps suppress weeds, prevents erosion by rain washout, helps hold seeds and plants in place and becomes a natural fertiliser. Simply roll Jute-Tex out over the area to be covered and pin down using Cosio weedmat pins or staples.

New Ultramat selling well

UPDATE : May 2015.  Ultramat White Ground Cover arrived as announced in August 2009 and has given excellent service to  growers in New Zealand for the last 6 years.   Ultramat is a very high quality reflective woven ground cover made in Europe to our specifications. For use in greenhouses, nurseries and any horticultural or agricultural application where reflected light will be beneficial to crop growth and fruit ripening. Excellent warranty. Ultramat Ground Cover  is available now. Please contact your normal ag or hort supplier or call our sales department for further details. Do not confuse this with the cheap products some suppliers are hawking.


Water storage problems solved

Water storage problems solved

New water storage reservoir to help Canterbury Plain’s farmer secure water requirements through summer.

Rangitata, Canterbury, New Zealand, 29 July 2009

One of the largest lined dams in the South Island has recently been installed for South Canterbury potato, specialist small seed and cereal farmer, Mr. Murray Turley. Using the latest lining technology from Firestone Building Products, this new storage structure will enable Mr. Turley to bank critical water by storing 400,000m3 of winter water, when aquifers and rivers are high due to abundant winter rainfall and Spring snow melt, which will then provide much needed relief through the ever increasing dry summers, as seen recently in the drought stricken Hawke’s Bay.

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