The team at EQM has vast experience and expertise in supplying components, equipment and turnkey solutions to a wide range of industries. DRIVE, MOVE, and PACK describe the power transmission, conveyor and packhouse equipment technologies that EQM are well known for.
Back in 1990 the company began life as Equipment Marketing, dealing in second-hand food handling and conveying equipment. The gear was highly mechanical back in those days, with lots of moving parts. Anthony Bloxham began working for the company in 1993.
In 1995 David Bloxham, Anthony’s father, bought the business and for a while it was business as usual. In 1998 Tim Bloxham joined the company and the family legacy continued in 2006 when their sister Louise also joined the team working in administration and marketing.
By 2006 the company was also importing new gearboxes and motors from Italy to meet growing demand for a broader range of equipment.
In 2010 the business rebranded to EQM Industrial. This reflected the change in focus to being a supplier of new rather than used equipment, and the extra services available for customers. Additional imported product lines were introduced during 2011 after David attended a major tradeshow in Italy.
In 2012 customisation of conveyor systems became a staple for the team and their technical abilities really came to the fore. Customers were able to reap the benefits of bespoke systems that reduced their overall costs.
Another big step forward came in 2015 with the consolidation of the product range into EQM Drive, EQM Move and EQM Pack. This enabled clients to more easily identify the right products and their place in the process. By this time 95% of all equipment sold was in the New category.
Visits to Fruit Logistica in Germany from 2017 identified big developments in turnkey solutions for fruit packing lines in packhouses and resulted in EQM becoming the NZ Sales Agent for Unitec systems.
Move forward to today and EQM Industrial continues to thrive and develop robust customised solutions for their broad customer base.