GCS - Global Construction Solutions CMS - Canterbury Metal Solutions
From left to right: Back: Angela Ritchie (Administration Assistant), Richard Pidcock (Operations Manager), and Gregory Chawynski (General Manager) Front: Jared Williams (Conceptual Drafting & Design Engineer)

About Us

Global Construction Solutions (GCS) is Christchurch based and part of the Reese Group of Companies. It specialises in the distribution and manufacturing of unique modular multi-helical screw piles and associated products to provide robust structural foundation solutions for residential and light industrial / commercial buildings.

GCS has an exclusive Licensed Distributorship agreement via Canterbury Metal Solutions (CMS) (with geoLOGIC Foundations Limited that is based in the United Kingdom) that covers New Zealand, Australia and the Southern Pacific Islands. GCS works closely alongside Canterbury Metal Solutions (CMS) who provide bespoking services. CMS has been involved in complicated mechanical, general and structural engineering for many years and as such has a trusted name in the Christchurch manufacturing industry.

We have a highly skilled team of engineering staff with combined experience of well over 100 years. Our staff are AS / NZS 2980 weld test qualified, hydraulic engineers and machinists and are associated with the proud manufacture of some of the most complicated machinery still made in New Zealand.

We have extensive experience in steel structures, CAD in-house design, hydraulics, machine electrics, general engineering of all kinds including gates, large trailers, industrial hoppers, on-site machine maintenance and installation. This is all backed by our facilities and machining capabilities which include CNC machining technology, fully OSH compliant welding, handling and painting facilities.

We pride ourselves on taking an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing all metal forms.

Both GCS and CMS are specialised divisions within the Reese Group of engineering companies that was established in 1972. Reese is made up of a number of well respected brands that include Aitchison (founded in 1970 that became a member of Reese Agri Group in 2001) and Nairn (founded in 1986 that became a member of the Reese Agri Group in 2004). Today we employ over 60 staff throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Key Personnel


Richard Pidcock

MBA, NZCE Mechanical, NZCE Manufacturing, Advanced Trade Certificate in Fitting & Turning

Richard is the Operations Manager for Canterbury Metal Solutions (CMS). His principal role is to oversee the manufacturing in our Canterbury based factory and more recently securing and administering local maintenance contracts.

With over thirty years experience in the New Zealand engineering industry he offers a wealth of knowledge to our growing client base.

His experience is built on a hands involvement in the following industries: fitting and turning, mechanical design, manufacturing and maintenance.

Richard’s practical approach to delivering successful projects has gained the confidence and support of his fellow staff and local suppliers and contractors and he is recognised as a well accomplished leader within the industry.

In his spare time he enjoys playing President’s Rugby League, coaching Cricket and watching his 3 children playing their respective sporting codes through the summer and winter.

Richard can be contacted by builders or engineers on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss how CMS can provide the right screw pile system appropriate for specific applications.


Jared Williams

As the Visualisation and Drafting Engineer for GCS and CMS, Jared’s key responsibility is to ensure that the Company’s ideas and concepts are presented in a clear and easy to understand medium and that all projects have been realised from the ground up to work flawlessly in the real world.

Jared can be contacted on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

to discuss how CMS can provide the ideal solution for your specific metal needs.

Click here to download Jared’s Management Profile


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