Metalier Coatings opened its New Zealand doors in 2005. It is now a global supplier of metal coating systems. Discover our history and the brains of the Metalier team behind our metal coatings.

Our inspiration

The Metalier team established the Metalier business in 2005 to manufacture and apply our metal coating systems. Our enthusiasm for coatings, however, dates back to the early 1990’s.

We love paint

It was paint that first inspired us, particularly specialist paints and creative effects.

We love metal too

We have always had a passion for metal too and we wanted to take paint to the next level.  So we hired our own chemist whom we’ve known since our first paint days,  invested in R&D and created Metalier.

We are proudly based in Aotearoa-New Zealand

We manufacture our own metal coating systems in New Zealand and sell them throughout the world to distributors and applicators. We have distribution centres in New Zealand, England, and the USA and representatives in India, Australia, Belgium, Brunei,  Russia and Vietnam. We are also talking to prospective distributors in other countries so the Metalier network is growing.

As well as manufacturing and distributing Metalier metal coating systems internationally, the Metalier team has a business which applies the coatings in New Zealand.

And we pride ourselves on our sense of humour and our no-nonsense Kiwi approach to our business and our customers.


Mary Whaley

Mary, who was a lawyer in another life, runs the local and international businesses from the Metalier Headquarters in Henderson, Auckland. Mary handles international inquiries and marketing and overall direction of the business with plenty of challenge from the others in the team.

Mary is passionate about good design and loves the concept of “metal as art” which sums up Metalier’s business perfectly. Mary is also very hands-on answering queries from our international customers and distributors. Their success is Metalier’s success.

Humour, as we’ve said, is an important part of our business and the relationship among the company directors. “Eat cake for breakfast” on the bag in the picture sums up Mary’s sense of humour perfectly. It’s both good design and its fun!

William Whaley

Will, who has a degree in geology and experience working for gold, nickel and copper mines, fills the role of in-house and international technical support.

Will also runs our training workshops. He’s a great teacher. This picture was taken at a recent training session in India – the record of a great and very funny moment with our India and MENA team.

Kenneth Whaley

Ken, who is a qualified accountant – but don’t hold that against him – is Chief Financial Officer of the Metalier group.

Ken fulfils a very useful role in the quoting part of the local business. He is chief plan reader. Ken is also responsible for the overall finances of the enterprise. He also has the patience and knowledge to attend to all those compliance matters that plague the modern business. Metalier couldn’t manage without him.

From someone who once eschewed computers, Ken now emails, TXTs, works in Xero and even checks in on Facebook. He’s come a long long way.