About Us

Covermarq is 100% locally owned and operated.

Rob Saxton, who is proudly Dunedin born and bred, started the company in 1994, after having worked the previous 12 years for a large tent manufacturer in Mosgiel.

Rob and his wife Maureen, are well supported in the factory by Tony McGrath, who started with the company in 1998.

Both Rob and Tony are fully qualified Canvas Fabricators, with Tony completing his apprenticeship in 2002.

The 5 staff members have over 75 years of combined experience in the canvas trade.

Over the previous 17 years, Covermarq has trained 4 apprentices through to becoming qualified Canvas Fabricators. One of these, Tim, won a National OFPANZ apprenticeship award in 2007.

Covermarq won an OFPANZ Industry Award in the Recreation Catergory at the Auckland Expo in 2000.

Covermarq are members of OFPANZ (the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand) and also IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International).

Covermarq has been a member of the Otago Chamber of Commerce since 2006.

We are also Suppliers to CRT, and offer a discount to card holders.