Experts in the wine, beer and
beverage industries.

About

What began as a business helping the New Zealand wine industry become world famous, is now equally dedicated to this country’s growing beverage industries.

What we offer

Whatever the project, we deliver the right design, fabrication and installation of storage and process vessels – all with the same solid reputation for quality and dependability.

What we offer

Products

  • Rope Access
  • Retro fitted insulation and cladding
  • Slot Drains
  • Access Platforms and Stair towers
  • Tipping and Static Bins
  • Product conveyors
  • Seismic upgrades of existing tanks and services
  • Process Skids
  • Services installation including stainless pipe work and PE pipe work
  • Water jet cutting
  • Pressing

Services

We offer full in-house, mechanical design and drafting services.

Using design software, including COMPRESS, and our own specially developed design models, we can design:

  • Pressure vessels and heat exchangers in compliance with current design codes including AS1210, ASME VIII, and TEMA
  • Storage tanks to API650, API620 and AS1692
  • Vessel loadings to AS/NZS 1170 including seismic design loadings to NZS 1170.5

Case Studies

Getting Marlborough’s wineries back to business

The Brief

New Zealand’s 2016 seismic event caused extensive damage to Marlborough’s award-winning wine industry, with processing facilities and product storage severely compromised.

The Issues

With just four months until the 2017 harvest, infrastructure needed to be repaired – and in many cases replaced – so that Marlborough’s wineries could complete their harvest.

The Solution

We adopted a multi-pronged approach. Firstly, we developed an efficient tank design that could be transported across New Zealand, maximising Tīra’s capacity and the capacity of the wider industry. Secondly, temporary high bays were erected at wineries to allow large volume tanks to be base replaced on site. And thirdly, multiple site crews were deployed to reinstate damaged tanks, catwalks, and pipe work – work completed in time for the annual harvest.

Improving Marisco’s process from vine to wine

The Brief

Award-winning Marlborough wine producer, Marisco Wines, were looking for a safe, efficient way to receive grapes from truck and trailer units for processing.

The Issues

Marisco were specific that they wanted a receival bin that was capable of continuous feed of product, along with minimal maceration of fruit and ease of use – as well as peace of mind that it would endure in New Zealand conditions.

The Solution

Tīra Crown designed a robust, user-friendly bin that fitted Marisco’s needs and operated efficiently in any conditions. The design eliminated any need for hydraulic fluids to ensure zero contamination of product. The bin was also fitted with the latest design in load cell mounts, preventing any uplift in a seismic event.

Taking cladding to our customers

The Brief

With wineries moving to be more environmentally sustainable, and a drive for more concise temperature controls during fermentation/cold stabilization, retro fitting of insulation to fermentation and blending vessels is an obvious step.

The Issues

Many of these tanks are too large or are in a position in the winery that makes it uneconomic to remove from site and bring back to the workshop to clad. Access by scaffold or EWP’s is often hampered by a lack of clear access. A method of retro fitting cladding in a safe and efficient manor was required.

The Solution

Tīra Crown developed and refined a rope access solution that allowed for cladding to be positioned and fastened in situ, which means we can offer a robust solution for both aluminium and stainless steel cladding that won’t slip or drop. Dozens of tanks have now been fitted across several wineries with good aesthetic appeal.

Bragato case study

The Brief

To support the Bragato Research Institute to develop a world class research facility in Marlborough focused on delivering solutions and keeping the NZ wine industry at the cutting edge.

The Issues

A bespoke build with flexibility built into the vessels which allows an easy switch between ferments of 7l through to 200l, while still utilising the same vessels across red and white grape varieties.

The Solution

Always keen on a challenge Tira went to the next level and made a significant financially contributed as founding sponsors.  From here we designed prototypes and worked closely with the project team to develop world class research equipment for a world class facility.

Contact





    Tīra Crown, Blenheim

    Street Address: 6 Liverpool Street, Riverlands Estate, Blenheim, 7274, New Zealand

    Postal Address: Seafair Close, Cloudy Bay Business Park, State Highway 1, PO Box 797, Blenheim 7315, New Zealand

    Telephone: +64 3 577 6310

    Email: enquiries@tira.co.nz

    Tīra Crown, Blenheim

    Postal Address: 21 Manchester Street, Riverlands, PO Box 797, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand

    Telephone: +64 3 577 7594

    Email: enquiries@tira.co.nz