Company Overview

About Ceres New Zealand

Ceres Group is an international group of related companies under common ownership. Since inception in 1976, we have grown to become a network of companies with a global footprint with a net value of more than $185M. Over the past 40 years, Ceres Global has developed significant skills in waste processing and management.

Ceres New Zealand LLC (Ceres NZ) was established in early 2011, with the objective of providing services the existing New Zealand market did not offer. Although the catastrophic earthquakes of 2011 gave the company a platform on which to set its foundations, the New Zealand entity of Ceres was a calculated venture into a new market that began in the autumn of 2010. Today, Ceres NZ is focused on providing the highest standard of quality services in deconstruction, demolition, concrete cutting, environmental remediation, material recycling, and disaster response, to meet and exceed our clients’ needs.


Ceres NZ has four company sites, based in two regions:
– Christchurch – Head office, South Island Yard
– Wellington – Support office, North Island Yard

  • Head office is located in Christchurch where Ceres NZ started its operation in 2011. This is staffed by eight full-time administrative employees and operational staff. Our head office is where the leadership team manages the business and operational activities.
  • South Island Yard is also located in Christchurch. This is where our heavy demolition machines are stored and maintained. From this location,  we can effectively mobilize heavy machinery to any other city in the South Island.
  • North Island Yard is located in Wellington. Ceres entered the Wellington market in 2016 and has been operating there since.
  • Equipment Storage Yard is also located in Wellington. This is where 50% of our demolition fleet is stored. Heavy machinery is mobilised from our Wellington yard for projects across the North Island.
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Areas & Expertise

Ceres NZ has completed a high volume of demolition work in the New Zealand market over the past decade. Given the number of demolition projects we have undertaken, the range of structure types and sizes involved, we have built up the resources which this extent and specialism of work demands.

This includes a highly skilled and experienced team, a $6M fleet of own specialised equipment, and the backing of the knowledge and experience of the wider Ceres’ team operating in the US.

Key to our approach is the transfer of lessons learned, expertise and technology from one project to the next, to benefit client and stakeholder outcomes. This will mean the capability we bring to the new projects will be reflective of the experience and best practice our team has gained across hundreds of site clearance and demolition projects. Backed by Ceres NZ’s extensive resources, management systems, and project leadership, we will field a team that has the right equipment and the right experience and competencies.

Capability & Capacity

Managing staff requirements is key to the delivery of each stage of a project. We have nationwide connections enabling us to fulfill additional skilled staffing requirements. We recruit locally, and we provide a pathway to upskill within industries including demolition, hazardous materials removal, heavy equipment operations, and carpentry work.

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Company Policies

Environmental Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Quality Policy



Invercargill CBD Redevelopment Award – NZDAA (Best Practice for Projects Over $1M: Ceres NZ)


Runner Up: Best Practise under $1mil – Waitangi Wharf Pile Removal (Concrete Cutting)


Runner Up: Best Practise over $1mil – 61 Molesworth St Demolition


Winner: Environmental Best Practise – QEII Park Land Remediation


Overall Contractor of the Year 2017


World Demolition Award 2017


Shortlisted: 2017 Contract of the Year under US$1 million

Shortlisted: 2017 Contract of the Year over US$1 million

Shortlisted: 2015 Contract of the Year over US$1 million

Winner: 2021 Asbestos/Demolition Best Practice Project over NZ$1 million

Winner: 2017 Environmental Best Practice Award

Winner: 2017 Asbestos/Demolition Contractor of the Year


Haywards Building Christchurch Project

61 Molesworth St Wellington Demolition Project

Ex-Christchurch Police Station Demolition Project

Invercargill CBD Demolition Project

QEII Stadium Remediation Christchurch Project


World Demolition Summit 2017

World Demolition Summit 2017

World Demolition Summit 2015

NZDAA 2021

NZDAA 2017

NZDAA 2017

Capacity and Capability

Make Model Size(Tons) Further Details
Sandvik QJ340 Crusher Crusher
Caterpiller 385C L UHD 85 Demolition Spec – Jewell High Reach Boom
Caterpiller 385C L VG 45 Demolition Spec – 3 Piece Boom
Caterpiller 330DL 33
Hitachi ZX330-1 33
Hitachi  ZX330-1 33
Hitachi ZX200-3 20
Hitachi ZX200-3 20
Hitachi EX800H-5 90
Caterpiller 303.5DCR 3.5 Pivot Boom Base
Kobelco SK 350 LC-8 35 High Reach Boom
Hitachi ZX480LCK-3 48 Demolition Spec – High Reach Boom & 3 Piece Short Boom Setup
Hitachi Zaxis 17U 1.7
Caterpiller 336F 36
Hitachi ZX65 6.5
Volvo EC220DL 22
Volvo EC380D 38
Volvo EC220DL 22
Bobcat T66
Bobcat T66
Warrior Powerscreen 1800 Screener
CEC Rock Water Seperator Separator Bath
Wire Saw Underwater Concrete Cutting