Sometimes it’s good to suck at some things

N2P Controls has recently been engaged by FloVac, the leaders in vacuum sewer technology. We are assisting with the controls package for two of their plants that are being installed in the greater Auckland region. FloVac have been pioneers in vacuum sewer technology for many years. They are a worldwide operation with installations spanning from New Zealand and Europe, to the Middle East. Vacuum sewer technology involves sucking sewer from vacuum pits, back to a central vacuum pump station (VPS). It is ideal in flat terrain where gravity pipes need to be installed deep into ground. Pits are installed in ... Read More

N2P Team to Rock Sydney in August

We are excited to announce that N2P will be exhibiting at the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) conference in Sydney from 18th to 21st August, 2019. The AAPA is the peak body representing the Flexible Pavement Industry in Australia, and they’re committed to the interests of members, networking and communicating issues of national importance. It will be the first time N2P have exhibited at the conference and to celebrate, we’ll be launching our new asphalt controls specific website. We’ll also have a demo of the MC404 on display where people can run the feeders of an asphalt plant and then ... Read More

Our Definition of Quality

N2P Controls are truly developing into an International company, taking Kiwi ingenuity and hard work to the world. We ship products and software to some of the most exotic and populated places on earth. If something  turns up, and it’s not as designed, the costs for us and our customers can be very significant. We’ve worked very hard and are very proud of our growing reputation for delivering products and service to the highest standards in every industry and market we reach. The reason for this is our unwavering focus on Quality. To us, this isn’t just a sales or ... Read More

s’il vous plaît aider

You might need to copy and paste that into google to get the translation. But if you speak French, you’ll know exactly what this means. It came down the phone line into N2P HQ recently when a customer in French Polynesia (Interoute) reached out to us about an Asphalt Plant that wasn’t running as efficiently as they wanted. The supplier of the plant, unfortunately, tried to fix the problem but had not delivered a satisfactory outcome. Interoute’s technical advisor Stèphane had met Niki Johnstone on a trip to Auckland just over a year ago and was impressed by N2P’s superior ... Read More

CATIE Meet World. World Meet CATIE

The world is making technical advances at an astonishing rate. Every industry you can think of is being impacted. As technology advances, our ability to do more with the time we have also advances. We are more informed, more capable and more effective. The result? The goal-posts keep shifting. What was once considered superhuman, is now the norm. As you and your competitors adapt and implement new technology, what is considered standard shifts. If you don’t embrace the change, you run the risk of your competitors gaining a competitive advantage, of being able to do more for customers, of being ... Read More

Upgrading Asphalt Plants at a Cost Even Scotsmen Can Live With

On a recent trip to Scotland, Niki Johnstone (N2P Controls MD) went to an Aberdeen bar and was surprised to find the beer only two pence a pint. The barman explained that it was the price to mark the centenary of the pub opening. Despite the insane price, however, the bar was empty. "Are the regular customers not enjoying the special prices?" Niki asked. To which the barman replied "They're waiting for the Happy Hour". With that in mind, you could imagine Niki’s surprise when in Wellington he met with Scottish Plant Manager Tony at the Downer Asphalt Plant; who ... Read More

Striking Gold in an Old Gold Rush Town

A sleepy highway town on the South Coast of NSW Australia called Mogo, was originally established during the Gold Rush in 1851. More recently famous for its Zoo that specialises in endangered species, Mogo is also home to one of Downer’s older Asphalt Plants. The man in charge down there is Ryan Burgin. Ryan recently reached out to N2P Controls after hearing great things about our new MC404 Bitumen Controls. The MC404 is the 2nd generation of our hardware/software solution that controls the mixing of aggregates, bitumen and additives to help make the perfect mix. Replacing our original BC404, the ... Read More

The Dangers of Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks

At N2P Controls, we are incredibly proud of our position as a leader in the controls and software space in the Asphalt Industry. We’ve been working in this field for more than two decades and have worked very hard to make sure our brand is associated with industry leading products and service. It would be fair to say that for a small company in a big market, we’re very good at setting the standard. One of our first products, the BC404 is an industry stalwart responsible for the day-to-day operation of Asphalt Plants in more than five countries in the ... Read More