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About ProtectaMats©

NZ’s #1 Ground Protection Mat Supplier

ProtectaMat is New Zealand’s leading provider of ground protection mats, track mats, and temporary roadway and carpark solutions. Our ever-expanding range of world-leading solutions improves outcomes for NZ contractors, utilities, heavy vehicle operators and event providers every day through superior trackway solutions.

Operating across the country – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch as well as the regional centres – we have the capability and breadth of product to meet your requirements. We offer long term hire, lease and buyback options as well as outright purchase.

We have 10 years of experience with ground protection mats in NZ conditions. This means we are well placed to offer our customers the best advice on optimizing the use of mats in the application, and recommending the right product for the job.

Our parent company, Taskpower NZ Ltd, offers a range of ag and commercial equipment, and was founded back in 2008. We are 100% NZ Family Owned business, employing NZ staff, and we are in business for the long haul!

Why Use ProtectaMats©?

ProtectaMats serve two main purposes:

1 – Track Mats – Temporary Roadway / Carpark Matting

ProtectaMats keep sites going in times of inclement weather or poor site conditions. They provide a durable means of accessing sites that were inaccessible due to ground conditions, cost of remediation or heavy traffic requirements.

In this instance our mats are the best alternative to typical gravel haul roads. Mats are lower maintenance, faster and easier to deploy – and are fully re-usable, as they can be utilised time and time again, unlike gravel, which is one-time use.


2 – Ground Protection Mats – Protecting Sensitive Surfaces

Ground protection mats also prevent damage to turf, agricultural land, heritage sites or sensitive eco systems, and anywhere  that traffic from vehicles and pedestrians can result in costly repairs and remediation.

The ground protection mats are then used to create temporary access roads, parking lots, or walkways providing safe pedestrian and access routes for the duration of projects or events, while virtually eliminating severe rutting or damage to ground and landscaping and can ensure that vehicles, machinery and people can move freely on projects without becoming stuck in the mud or damaging sensitive ground, natural grass or turf.

How will ProtectaMats benefit owners?

  1. Less downtime & delays = faster project completion
  2. Eliminate cost of remediation
  3. Less project management time and delay on future workloads
  4. Improved on-site health & safety
  5. Efficient deployment and storage
  6. More satisfied customers

Should I hire or buy?

It is more cost-effective in the medium to long term to purchase mats rather than hire or continually use other stop-gap products such as plywood. Each ProtectaMat comes with a 1 year warranty and in most cases can withstand years of heavy industrial use, so very rarely needs to be thrown out or replaced.

However we have the ability to provide options for short, medium and long-term hire in situations where project length and capex limitations do not justify outright purchase, NZ-wide.

About Our Ground Protection Mats

ProtectaMats are manufactured in specialist facilities in Europe.

Material Quality

Our mats are manufactured from high molecular weight polyethylene and other composite materials making them light yet durable. Unlike wood, ProtectaMat® products won’t chip, crack or rot. The composite material is chemically inert to avoid leaching of contaminants, non-conductive, puncture resistant, weather proof, water resistant, resistant to most corrosion from acids, alkalines and solvents.

By nature, the physical performance properties of polyethylene are unaffected by extreme temperatures. Our mats have been successfully used in diverse temperature extremes ranging from very cold mountainous areas to extremely hot areas.

Manufacturing Process

ProtectaMats are manufactured using a proprietary compression moulding process, making them puncture resistant, yet highly ductile, allowing it to adjust to changing ground contours. This greatly increases the useful working life of the product.

Most mats available, particularly those sourced from China/Asia, are manufactured using the extrusion process. This is a cheaper process and does not result in the same level of ductility, strength and longevity of ProtectaMats.

Tread / Grip

Safe and effective vehicle traction is a key issue in every temporary access project, and is fundamental to the health and safety of on-site personnel.  The unique grip was designed to meet a number of problems with other mats:

  • Helps to dispel mud whilst vehicles traverse over them
  • Reduces sideways movement and slippage delivering optimal forward traction for heavy vehicles and machinery
  • Safe and easy to walk on.

Connection Options

A large range of connection options are available to suit different ground conditions, including specialist connectors for undulating ground. This allows a wide range of projects to be catered to effectively.

Our Clients

We have worked with hundreds of customers, solving their temporary site access problems with our ground protection mats and track mats across NZ, in industries as diverse as construction, sports & turf, local councils, and utilities. Our customers include many blue-chip clients, including Fletcher Construction, City Care, Downer, Hawkins, Fulton Hogan, and Auckland City Council.

Due to our extensive global contact base, if there’s some specialist product you need that we don’t offer on this site, it’s more than likely we can source it for you.

See our Applications page for more information
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