About John Herber Ltd,
New Zealand

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Leading Lights in Theatre & Stage Equipment and Services

JOHN HERBER LTD is located in Kaiapoi, New Zealand's South Island. It is owned by the Philip family, Graeme (Managing Director), Diane (Company Secretary), Sons Mark (production and Workshop Manager) and Deane (NZ Fire-Shield and Installation Manager) this making it very much a family focussed concern.

From its origins as manufacturer of theatre drapes and backdrops, the company now has four distinct divisions in: theatre supplies, acoustic engineering, canvas technology and fire-retardant services.

Experts in Their Field

First Class Products, Knowledge & Service

  • The company uses and imports top quality fabrics and materials from around the world and its manufacturing staff can fabricate any drape, cyclorama, gauze, backdrop, stage cloth and almost any canvas product.
  • The team [link to Our Team page] is hugely experienced in all kinds of installation and can undertake almost any project including: lighting bars, winches, stage tracks, drapes and roll-down screens.
  • An extensive portfolio [link to Product Showcase] includes work in: theatres, TV and movie studios, community halls, schools and cinemas in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Rarotonga.
  • Two John Herber Ltd products: the Ractent Shelters and Scott Polar Tents [link to relevant page in Product Showcase] won first and second places in the 2009 Industrial Fabrics Association International Awards.
  • The Acoustiflect sound reflector panels [link to Acoustiflect welcome page] designed by Graeme Philip have been assessed and approved by world-renowned acoustic engineers, Marshall Day. [link to page http://marshallday.com/regionpage/marshall-day-acoustics-new-zealand]
  • Sleekline SuperTM curtain track is manufactured and distributed by John Herber Ltd and has proven to be one of the most versatile curtain track systems in the world today.
Drapes, Canvas and Acoustic Panels Manufacturer - John Herber Ltd, New Zealand

The John Herber Ltd Promise

Quality Service, Price Negotiable

The family and staff at John Herber Ltd take huge pride in their work and are happy to share their expertise with designers, architects or clients with very little knowledge about their products. No job is regarded as too big or too small and every client is provided with the same excellence in service. Nothing less than 100% satisfaction is guaranteed.*

*All curtain fabrics are supplied with Producer Statements and all John Herber Ltd manufactured products have a two year warranty.

Find out more about the John Herber Ltd family and the history of the company.

Theatre Supplies

Theatre Supplies »
For use in theatre, cinema, studios, auditoriums and civic venues, we proudly manufacture and supply

Canvas Technology

Canvas Technology »
We create almost every canvas product for boaties, property owners (shops, homes, gyms, etc.), farmers and Polar explorers:


Fire-Shield »
The best flame retardant products and application services means property and people can be well- protected from fire through fire-retardant technology:

"New Zealand's leading experts in drapes and stage accessories, sound panels, canvas products."