TasTech Services Ltd began some 17 years ago when David Dowd retired from The Princess Margaret Hospital and started making a small selection of daily-living aids in his son’s (Nigel) garage in Riccarton. While this was happening, Nigel had found himself being a full time solo father of 5 month old twins. Long story short, Nigel could see the potential in what David was doing and, with his help and the help of WINZ, grew the business to the point it out-grew the garage and moved into commercial premises.
While TasTech Services are primarily a manufacturer and supplier of rehabilitation equipment and daily living aids, we also offer a wood-working workshop facility that offers our clients a place where they can roll up their sleeves and make their own project. Our main clients are people with traumatic brain injuries, who tend to thrive in the workshop environment, benefiting greatly from the weekly structure, building their self confidence, self esteem and very importantly growing their social skills.
Currently, the factory has Nigel, his now 22 year old son Taylor, and another staff member working full time, and David still working part time.
In 2018, Nigel decided, with the help of his now 22 year old daughter Olivia, to open a retail shop to sell his products as well as other products and aids such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, and much more! Olivia has moved from working in the factory to managing the shop whilst completing her Master thesis at the University of Canterbury. And so, TasTech Mobility was established!
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