Profile & History
Superheat Ltd has been a Christchurch-based manufacturer of water heating equipment and solutions for the domestic, commercial, dairy and marine industries throughout New Zealand for over 25 years. As well as our standard hot water cylinders, we also provide customised solutions when standard cylinders will not fit your needs.
Our historic Ferry Road factory did not survive the Christchurch earthquakes, but fortunately we were able to relocate to a more modern manufacturing facility in Radley Street, Woolston. This has enabled us to fully support our city’s rebuild and continue to provide locally made, high performance hot water equipment to our customers.
Trevor Edwards, Director
Trevor Edwards is a Director and shareholder of the family owned business, Superheat Ltd. After graduating from Canterbury University with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Trevor started working in the aluminium industry. Firstly at Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in Bluff, then at a research institute in Melbourne followed by aluminium projects in the UK, Middle East, Central Asia and Iceland.
Following the successful completion of an expansion to the Norðuráll Aluminium Smelter in Iceland, Trevor relocated back to New Zealand with his family and acquired the business Multi Machinery Ltd. Renamed to Superheat Ltd, the business has grown into one of New Zealand’s leading bespoke water heating product manufacturers.
Trevor is involved with The Manufacturers’ Network (formerly the NZMEA) and is currently serving as President. The Manufacturers’ Network is a group of globally competitive New Zealand manufacturers who want to grow their business, and New Zealand’s economy, through collaboration, innovation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
The Laura Fergusson Trust is an independent charitable organisation that provides residential and community care, treatment and acute brain injury rehabilitation for clients with impairments or brain injury. Trevor serves as a Trustee of the LFT and is Immediate Past Chair of LFT Canterbury.
Trevor was elected to the Board of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (CECC) in 2018 and hopes to offer a manufacturer’s perspective to the CECC.
Superheat supports Pathway Trust by providing employment opportunities for released prisoners to assist in their integration into the community. Stable employment creates an environment where released prisoners and their families become full participants in their communities.
In his spare time, Trevor enjoys family, classic British cars, cycling in the Port Hills and is a keen participant in local club bike racing.
Julia Edwards is a Chartered Accountant and also works in the family business. In Julia’s spare time she volunteers at Ronald McDonald House helping to raise funds to provide free accommodation and support for families who have to travel to Christchurch for their medical treatment.