Who we are

Who is Holmes Solutions

We are engineering experts with a passion for making our clients more competitive.  We generate an unfair advantage by helping to create products that are useful, usable, and desirable.  Skilled in designing, developing and testing complex products and systems, we have a history of providing pioneering solutions and are immensely proud of the success we engineer for our clients.   

We understand that astonishing technical solutions must be targeted at satisfying specific needs of the marketplace.  We work with our clients to understand their business and their market needs, then focus on providing technical solutions that add the greatest commercial value.  Our broad skill set allows us to add value across all stages of a product’s life-cycle, from determining the initial feasibility through to undertaking final compliance testing. 

As part of the Holmes Group we have access to some of the world’s leading structural, civil and fire engineers and compliance specialists. We draw on this international network to bring further specialist advice to supercharge our project teams.  For more information on Holmes Group or its affilitates, please click on the following links:

Holmes Group Limited

Holmes Consulting

Holmes Farsight

Holmes Fire

Holmes Structures

In summary, Holmes Solutions have achieved unrivalled success developing both new concepts and providing refinement and improvement to existing client products.  Our market-leading knowledge, engineering wisdom, and unique approach to problem solving allows us to make gains that others simply cannot achieve.  Our clients call us their unfair advantage.

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People

We ask better questions and we deliver better solutions.  Enabling our client’s commercial success comes from the discipline, intellectual horsepower and commercial acumen of our people.  Our team is fanatical about designing, developing, and testing great products. Every ounce of our knowledge and experience is dedicated to creating commercial advantage for our clients. 

We use our unique approach to problem solving to achieve results that your competitors will envy. Individually, our people pride themselves on the success of our clients, the quality of our work, and speed of delivery.  As a firm we are driven by the attitude, ability, and accountability of our people.  

Chris Allington

Chief Executive Officer

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Phone:
+64 3 363 2180
Chris Allington

Andrew Diehl

Technical Director

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Phone:
+64 3 345 9180
Andrew Diehl

Ben Woods

Technical Director - North America

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+1 951 902 3636 (US) +64 27 324 7318 (NZ)
Ben Woods

Simon Lock

Chief Operating Officer

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Phone:
+64 3 345 9143
Simon Lock

Tim Porter

Project Director

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+1 303 901 6743 (US)
Tim Porter

Ben Poulter

Project Director

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Phone:
+64 3 345 9185
Ben Poulter

Irina Sestakova

Business Manager

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Phone:
+64 3 345 9190
Irina Sestakova

Melissa Green

Media Enquiries

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+64 3 345 9122
Melissa Green
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Join Us

We are a deliberately motley crew of researchers, technicians, structural, mechanical, civil, electrical and fire engineers who believe that creativity is intelligence having fun.  We have a unique approach to business and take great pleasure in creating commercial success for our clients.  Solving challenging problems is our lifeblood with fresh ideas and ingenuity as essential ingredients in the mix.  We work internationally across a diverse range of industries and have the courage to tackle technically challenging projects. 

We need talented individuals who will run towards a challenge rather than step back.  It will help if you have some practical experience and are not afraid to get your hands dirty – our approach is very hands-on.

If you want to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in, then get in touch – we are always looking for good additions to the team.

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Opening of Holmes Solutions Research and Development Centre

To commemorate Holmes Solutions’ achievements to date and its expansion, the Rt. Hon Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand, joined us to officially open the Holmes Solutions Research and Development Centre.

Opening of Holmes Solutions Research and Development Centre

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Our notes from the 96th TRB conference – utility poles, EN1317 update, autonomous vehicles and more.

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Contact

Phone & Fax

T +64 3 363 2180 F +64 3 379 2169

Locations

A - Holmes HQ

Level 2, 254 Montreal Street
Christchurch
New Zealand 8013

B - Laboratory

7 Canterbury Street
Christchurch
New Zealand 8042

C - Impact Test Facility

107 Hasketts Road
Templeton
New Zealand 7675

Postal Address

PO Box 6718
Upper Riccarton
New Zealand 8442