About Us

Telephone: 03 546 6809

Email: sales@tmcovers.co.nz

TM Covers (Transport & Marine Covers Ltd) is the leading company in the Top of the South in specialist fabric solutions. Generally referred to as canvas by our customers, it can be high temperature, acoustic,  potable, anti-bacterial or one of hundreds of options in the PVC or Canvas range.


Since 1988 our team has created solutions for clients in the marine, transport, agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, residential, industrial, educational, mining, aviation, in fact pretty much any industry you can think of!


We play an active part in our community & sponsor children to the Special Needs Children Parties & Shows each year.  We also donated new shade sails to the Nelson Cycle Ways Trust, Nelson Mountain Bike Park, Nelson Women's Centre & Nelson College for Girls.  We regularly donate offcuts to schools, kindergartens & preschools for craft projects & shows such as the annual Nelson Mask Parade.  We have school groups from some of the colleges visiting to look at the range of products we make & the processes we use.  Other support includes sponsoring prizes & tables at a variety of fundraising initiatives for schools, Rescue Helicopter, Fifeshire Foundation & sports clubs.


We made a giant water slide for schools to use at fairs which has been a hit with the crowds (adults & kids).  This has been a great success at Dovedale School.


Nelson Women's Centre


We at the Nelson Womens Center are constantly amazed by the generosity of business and members of the Nelson Community. Transport and Marine Covers spent time making us, and donating to us, a shade sail to cover the new deck and building built by the students in the building programme at NMIT in 2016.  The shade sail reduces the sauna effect from the sun in our new exterior Counselling room, ties the outdoor area together and provides shade from the intensity of the sun for lunchtime relaxing and sharing, for extended workshop space and for clients to relax and enjoy our outdoor space.




Category Highly Commended 2019 OFPANZ for Shade Sails - Domestic

Category Winner of 2018 International Achievement Awards (IAA) in the Commercial Awnings & Canopies Category

Category Winner of 2018 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Tension Structures

Category Winner of 2017 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Emerging Innovation

Category Winner of 2015 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Shade Sails - Domestic

Category Winner of 2015 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Shade Sails - Commercial

Category Winner of 2015 OFPANZ Apprentice of the Year Award

Category Winner of 2014 OFPANZ Award of Excellence for Recreational Category - Pool Covers