About Us

PowerTarps’ goal is to alleviate injuries in transport and agriculture by introducing safe practices using our retractable tarping systems, either manual or electric. Our systems actively reduce the need for the operator to climb up on the truck, trailer or bunker, a practice that puts the operator at risk.

With the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), there is a real need for the use of retractable tarps and bunker covers. A guiding principle of HSWA is that workers and others need to be given the highest level of protection from workplace health and safety risks, as is reasonable. HSWA shifts the focus from monitoring and recording health and safety incidents to proactively identifying and managing risks so everyone is safe and healthy.

At PowerTarps we are passionate about this product and the reduction of risk it brings. We believe it surpasses all other products that are currently available on the market. Safety is primary, productivity is secondary, our main goal is to alleviate operator injury and fatigue.

Our People

Gary Andrews

Managing Director

The founder of PowerTarps NZ, Gary has over 40 years of experience as a body builder, fleet manager and operator. Gary recognised the need for promoting and installing retractable tarping systems in New Zealand. In 2009, Gary introduced the first retractable tarps into the New Zealand market. The need was born of from Gary’s observation of the Australian experience in looking after the safety needs of the operator, as well as increasing productivity through quicker turnaround times.

Scott Andrews

Team Leader – Installation

Scott has many years of practical experience as a dairy farmer and knows and understands the needs of New Zealand transport operators and farmers. Scott is a perfectionist and ensures every cover is tight and taut when finished.

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Abe Wilkinson


Abe has recently joined PowerTarps and works with Scott as part of our installation team installing PowerTarps on site. Abe has worked in the construction industry and has completed his Welding Level 3 certificate.