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 their fairs which has been a hit with the crowds (adults & kids).
Christine Clark - Managing Director
Andrew & I bought the company in 2012. You’ll find me either tucked away in my little cubicle working on new, crazy-sounding ideas or out visiting clients.
I’m frequently banned from the workshop for trying to tidy things away so they can’t be found again or suggesting alternative methods for doing things from a non-fabricators’ way of thinking -
sometimes they work out well...
Aimee - Project Manager
Aimee is our Project Manager. Once your job is underway, Aimee is the person who will be on the other end of the phone to you getting it all organised. With a background in psychology, four kids & a crazy hunting, fishing husband, Aimee is super magnificent at multi-tasking.
Paul - Workshop Manager, Fabricator, Installer & Cadman
Paul's the person you may see at your home or company installing what we have made for you. What you probably don't realise is that he may have designed it on the computer & possibly made it too. Paul's been with us for over 10 years so has a wealth of knowledge.
Emma - Administration Manager & Calm Central
Emma has returned to Nelson after years away as First Mate on superyachts in all the glamorous parts of the world. She is our first point of contact if you call or come in & visit us.
Maria - Fabricator
Maria joined us in 2014 & has a background in sail making & fashion design. Her workmanship is fantastic & she is great at working out tricky jobs.
Charlotte - Fabricator
Charlotte is a qualified sail maker & sails competitively. She has recently completed her Canvas Fabricator qualification as well.
Charlotte is also doing digital design of our products. Along with Paul she is out measuring, repairing, installing &
manufacturing products in the factory. You may also see Charlotte out on the road as she is helping Christine out with sales & quoting.
Allan - Fabricator
Over fifty years experience in the trade, Allan has seen it all. It's absolutely brilliant having such skill & experience
on our team. Allan has worked in both Australia & New Zealand. Originally from Nelson, Allan has returned home.
Anita - Fabricator
Anita can turn her hand to anything. Seriously fast, we run to keep up with her. She funded her way through uni by making
specialist outdoor gear so has been doing this stuff for over a thousand years!
Ian - Trainee Fabricator
Ian comes from a science & viticulture background & has come on board to be part of our team. A huge level of experience, Ian is already adding a massive amount of value & humour to our team.
Keegan - Trainee Fabricator
Keegan is learning the ropes & getting experience with everything we do. You'll meet him when he is out & about helping install our products all over the place!
Bryn - Trainee Fabricator
Bryn is also learning the ropes & getting out & about to experience the huge variety of products we produce.
Debbie - Cleaner
Debbie has been with us for more years than we can remember & keeps us in line. She spoils us rotten every day.