N2P Controls Boosts NZ Tourism

Nelson is a beautiful part of New Zealand. Nelson’s beautiful lands receive the most sunshine on average, are home to the oldest craft brewery in the country and deliver some of the most impressive wines around. As enticing and glorious as all these things are, they all fade into comparison now that we have installed an MC404 into Fulton Hogan Nelson. We are certain this will become one of the most notable features of the area drawing tourists from far and wide! The Fulton Hogan Nelson Asphalt plant have just upgraded to N2P Controls’ MC404 hardware and software, replacing the ... Read More

Pump Controls R Us

Our Pump Controls business is scaling. It seems the hard work, dedication and years in the industry have resulted in a growing reputation for delivering the best-in-class for pump controls. We offer a wide range of pump controllers from the simple high/low level alarm unit, to municipal quality, high current, cabinets required by local councils/water authorities, and everything in between. We have several ‘out-of-the-box’ products for more typical solutions and can build custom pump control solutions specific to your station’s individual needs. In fact, we’ve been able to deliver solutions to some of our customers who found themselves in very ... Read More

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

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

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

Working Smart and Celebrating Success in Malaysia

One Stop Asphalt Plant Service are our Agents in Malaysia, supplying much of the country's Asphalt Plants with our controllers. Our MD Niki Johnstone was recently in Johor Bahru, near the border with Singapore, to check in on an installation of one of our newest modules, the MC404 into a plant built by One Stop sister company PPP. PPP’s brand new Asphalt Plant has been fitted out with the new generation MC404. Niki was invited to review the installation and celebrate the commissioning and breaking in of the new facility. Niki joined the new owners as they produced their first ... Read More

Helping Higgins Slug it to a Pug

Higgins are one of the biggest names in roading and infrastructure in New Zealand. They’re regularly awarded some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Higgins relies on transparency of data and reporting to ensure they are working as efficiently as possible to meet the deadlines and compliance of these massive projects. N2P were recently asked to upgrade the Higgins Wellington operation’s controls to our new MC404 Control System. The upgrade has meant greater transparency over their production with better reporting. The MC404 will allow them to monitor energy usage, thereby measuring sustainability of the overall plant. This means ... Read More

A Whole Hunk of Burnin’ Love for Christchurch Adventure Park

Monday, February 13th 2017 was not a great day for Christchurch. For the following 4 days, one of the worst fire atrocities on record racked the City as firefighters fought hard to contain one seriously damaging bushfire. In the midst of the damage was newly opened Christchurch Adventure Park. The park offers everything from a picturesque cup of coffee to some of the best mountain biking and zip-lining in the country. The park had only been open a couple of months when the fire struck. N2P Controls were a part of the original opening having supplied several controllers for their ... Read More