TEI is a leading international supplier of selective electroplating kits and associated products and have many satisfied customers worldwide. Our philosophy is to offer clients high-quality selective electroplating products and services at competitive prices.
Over the years we have developed a wealth of experience in the selective electroplating industry. This ensures we can offer clients great advice whether its arranging training sessions or purchasing selective electroplating solutions and equipment.
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Dave Kapluggin – Managing Director
David was born in the UK and served a 6 year apprenticeship at Siemens /AEI Woolwich in Tool making and Instrument Making. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1967 and worked in Masterton on Press tool and plastic mould making. Returned to the UK after ten years for personnel reasons and started his own company in Hastings UK.
His daughter Tina joined him straight from school in the engineering office. After eight years he merged this successful engineering company and became the engineering director within the group of companies. He returned to New Zealand after another two years in the group and started the company Tauranga Engineering and TEI (NZ) Ltd. Tauranga Engineering was the main company dealing in the Engineering needs around the port of Tauranga. TEI (NZ) Ltd was a Selective Plating company that became the Australasian Agent for LDC Selective Plating Company of the USA.
David then became the qualified training instructor travelling all over Asia and beyond to this day. David is now semi-retired leaving it to the Managers to look after TEI. David is married with three successful daughters one of whom is the General Manager of the TEI company. David likes to be involved with his 7 grandchildren and takes huge pleasure in watching them grow.
Tina Heath – General Manager
I am the General Manager here at TEI NZ Limited also acting as Business Consultant for the Selective Plating New Zealand License jobbing shops. Having worked alongside my father in the family business since leaving school, I have worked in the Engineering Industry now for over 30 years and really enjoy the challenge.
In 2015 the Engineering division of Tauranga Engineering was sold where I was the General Manager in charge of the business operations. The International plating division was originally combined with the engineering workshop but now is run as a separate business.
The International Plating operations are the core part of my role now. I am very passionate about TEI and believe that I have gained extensive hands-on knowledge of the Selective Plating process and International business operations over the past 25 years.
Born in Masterton, New Zealand but lived in the UK for 15 years during my school and teenage years. We moved back to New Zealand in 1993 when TEI NZ Limited first started operations.
Having worked closely over the years with our customers in the USA, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and other countries has given me the knowledge that New Zealand is a fantastic platform for business opportunity and success. We are always promoting to our customers our huge passion for New Zealand.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…
- Dave Kapluggin completes the Air New Zealand Selective Electro Brush plating training in Christchurch.Thank you for the great Selective Electro Brush Plating Demonstration. We look forward to many more in the future!Thank you for conducting the training/re-qualification of Brush plating system in the most professional manner.