Naylor Love, one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies with a 109-year history and deep roots in the Otago region, has confirmed its support for the Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 2020 as principal sponsor.

The company was formed in 1969 by the merger of the Love Construction Company Ltd and WH Naylor Ltd, both incorporated in 1910 in Dunedin. Both companies made their mark in constructing many of the iconic buildings and key elements of Otago’s infrastructure, before expanding their operations over a 30-year period to service clients New Zealand wide. 

The conference’s focus will be on heritage engineering or technology which has endured, undergone development, restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future. Rick Herd, Naylor Love Chief Executive, noted that “the conference focus is an ideal fit for Naylor Love given the influence of heritage on our values. This sponsorship decision was an easy one to make.”

Director of Naylor Love Dunedin, Jason Tutty, is enthusiastic about supporting this conference in Dunedin. “While we are spread throughout New Zealand, Dunedin remains our home base. We are regarded as something of an institution in this community for good reason and we are intensely proud of our regional heritage.” 

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