Reliable scrap metal buyers

With a commitment to minimising metal waste, our experienced scrap metal buyers work hard to supply metal recycling and scrap metal export at a great price.

Part of the
HWR Group


Since 2015, Metalman has been part of the H.W. Richardson Group, one of the largest privately-owned enterprises in New Zealand. As a scrap metal buyer, Metalman focuses on providing transparency for our customers. We act with honesty, integrity, and reliability at all times. We provide visible weighing of product, clear notification of any adjustments, prompt payment at up to date prices, and competitive rates with none of those unpleasant surprises.

Safe scrap metal,


HWR and Metalman both have stringent health & safety and environmental standards and are committed to their constant improvement. This ensures everyone, from our receptionist to our metal broker, goes home safe. At each of our branches for scrap metal, NZ-wide, we have covered drive-through unloading areas. This means we can focus on you and not the elements. On the commercial side, companies trust us with some of their most difficult recycling materials that cannot always be handled by smaller scrap metal buyers.

International scrap
metal brokers


As a larger operator, we’re experts at everything metal; we’re local scrap metal buyers as well as metal brokers for scrap metal export.  Over 20 years as an NZ-owned business, Metalman has developed a strong network of partners for dealing with scrap metal, NZ-wide as well as with reputable metal brokers in the scrap metal export market.

Executive Team

David Foon

General Manager

David is General Manager Business Growth for Metalman’s parent company, HW Richardson Group Ltd.
Since 2011, he has been involved in a number of acquisitions made by HWR.
David himself joined HWR following the acquisition of Kauriland Petroleum (Mobil Fuels Distributor) in 2010 by Allied Petroleum.
Prior to Kauriland, he held a number of senior accounting and general management positions within the transport and logistics industry.

Vanessa Haslem

Finance Manager

Vanessa started working for the HWR Group in 2010.
Her first appointment was Finance Manager for Allied Petroleum, transferring to Allied Lubricants in 2012 and appointed Finance Manager for Metalman in 2017.
Prior to this Vanessa held finance roles elsewhere within similar transport and logistics businesses and the dairy industry.

Rob Walton

Operations Manager

Rob is Operations Manager and has worked for Metalman for 4 years.
Just coming up to 40 years in the scrap and metal industry and 12 years living in New Zealand.

Alasdair Urquhart

Health and Safety Advisor

Alasdair is Metalman’s Health and Safety Advisor, helping to coordinate and improve Health and Safety at Metalman.

In 2006 Alasdair began supporting Metalman as an IT Technician and joined Metalman full time in 2012, as IT Manager. Prior to 2006 Alasdair worked at Allsops Ltd, a large Sheet Metal Sub Contractor in the UK.

One way or another, Alasdair has been supporting and helping people in metal industries for the last 25 years.

Phil Willson

Business Development Manager

Phil has been with Metalman for a total of 8 years dating back to 2003 when he took a role as our first in-house Export Manager. Phil since then spent 8 years living in China before returning to New Zealand in 2013 to his latest Metalman reincarnation as our BDM

Jasmine Faulkner

Environmental Services Manager

Born and raised in the Waikato, Jasmine Faulkner has worked for Metalman New Zealand for over 9 years and worked within the Metal Industry for 14 years.

Also known as the “Battery Lady” Jasmine takes care of all matters relating to Exports, Imports, Shipping and Logistics.  Jasmine has recently taken on the role of Environmental Services Manager.  This newly created role involves seeking recycling solutions on items/commodities that are more challenging to recycle.

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