5 good reasons to choose GDM for your next project



Clever solutions for design concepts 

We love a challenge. Our in-house design and engineering teams work closely with architects, designers and developers to create innovative and practical solutions.


It’s about listening, building trust with you and your team

We like to build strong, long-term partnerships with all our clients as we believe in playing the long game. We’ll listen and work with you and your team to achieve the outcomes you want - on every project!


Strength in experience

We can provide you with state-of-the-art design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics, backed by more than 40 years’ experience. We have our own factories in New Zealand and China, giving us total control over quality to provide an end to end service. 


Efficiencies that create value

In our pursuit for excellence, we have been committed to the Lean Manufacturing philosophy for more than 10 years. Lean principles are embedded throughout our business reducing waste to generate efficiencies and savings that benefit us both.


Technology brings opportunities

We stay on top of our game using the latest design and manufacturing technology. Through our design, engineering and manufacturing processes come innovation.


About GDM Group

A leading fixtures and furniture manufacturer for more than 40 years. GDM Group has a modern 7000m2 factory and design hub in Whanganui, with a sales office in Auckland. 

With 60 team members we design, engineer, prototype and manufacture to customer specification. We believe Good Design Matters and provide best practice in metal fabrication, laser cutting, robotic welding, cnc joinery construction, painting, powder coating and logistics efficiently co-ordinated from the same site.

GDM owns a manufacturing plant in China. We also have joint venture agreements with several other factories to ensure solutions can be sourced for any project.

GDM staff travel to China regularly to maintain strong relationships and ensure stringent operational and quality standards.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Christchurch

17 Storeys, 204 Rooms

GDM Group recently completed the design, development and manufacture of a custom range of fixtures and furniture for the newly-opened Crown Plaza in Christchurch, New Zealand.

At 17 storeys, the hotel is the largest executive accommodation in the city. The project included the design, manufacture and installation of custom bedroom and bathroom suites for deluxe, superior, king and executive rooms. 

GDM worked closely with the developer and their design lead to engineer and prototype the fixtures for a mock-up room prior to production. To complete the 204 rooms, GDM shipped thirty-eight 40-foot containers to the site.

Key challenges included different ceiling heights and room configurations requiring multiple room iterations. Fixtures manufactured by GDM included full-height upholstered bedheads, metal framing with timber joinery wardrobes, metal wash stands, polished stainless and powder coated ladder towel racks, bronze glass occasional tables and 900 diameter mirrors with concealed LED lighting. 

GDM has received very complimentary feedback on the design and quality of the room interiors from the developer, hotel staff and, most importantly, hotel guests.

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