Located between Morrinsville and Matamata, this company has a unique business mix consisting of Kaiser Ag Contracting and Kaiser (NZ) Ltd, industrial tank manufacturers. The businesses are owned and operated by David and Clio Fitzi. It all started in 1946 when Otto Fitzi, David's father, came to New Zealand from Switzerland as a builder after feedback from his brother who was already living here. "Bring a big hammer and you will get work," his brother had told him. Otto had farming in his blood, however, and this was passed on to David. Otto was aware of the need for stock effluent disposal and began to build a relationship with Dietmar Kaiser from Liechtenstein whose company manufactures effluent disposal systems. After completing his schooling, David decided to train as a butcher, which he did in Te Aroha in 1980. He then travelled to Europe working his trade in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. From there he came back home and met Clio. He began working with his father manufacturing effluent tankers at that stage. In 1995 he married Clio who also opted to buy into the fledgling business. In 1993 the company started manufacturing truck tankers.