About

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Who we are

Octa Associates Ltd is a privately owned New Zealand based company, specialising in the delivery of project management and management consulting services.

At Octa, we are continually expanding our services. In line with international trends, project management is now being applied to all areas of commerce and business. With more than 50 years' experience, Octa is well suited to apply our systems to many areas outside of the traditional capital projects. Consequently, we are able to effectively manage small scale as well as large commercial, public, environmental, industrial, healthcare, utility and technology projects.

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Our History

Octa arose from the collaboration of University of Canterbury Engineering and Business Management graduates, where the opportunity to manage business systems and construction more effectively was identified. This led to the founding of Octa Associates Ltd on 28 September 1973.

Specialisation and the need to complete projects faster were becoming more important: inflation and a more complex regulatory of financial structures were becoming a reality. Octa identified the need for Project Management, pioneering the first specialist Project Management company in New Zealand.

Octa developed a robust methodology to improve project delivery and control. Over 50 years later this methodology has been refined to perfection by some of the world's leading Project Managers. Octa now has 100 staff from eight locations in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Queenstown.

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Quality Assurance

Octa maintains certification for a Quality Assurance System that complies with NZS ISO 9001:2015, through Telarc NZ for the supply of Project Management, Management Consultancy, and Strategic planning services, from offices Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. 

Our quality management system mean's that Octa Associates' project outputs, actions, information and advice, are of a consistent high standard, to enable our clients and other project team members to confidently make decisions that are aligned to the success of the Project.

Octa’s management system is regularly audited by Telarc NZ, with our Telarc's registered supplier reference number being 1207.

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Sustainability

Octa is committed to reducing carbon emissions through constant improvement for the benefit of future generations to come.

Octa is a Certified Net Carbon Zero organisation; assessed to meet the criteria to standard. Compliance and certified best practice with New Zealand ISO 14064-1 and ISO 14064-3 standards.

Octa is actively finding ways to reduce wastage and lower our carbon footprint for a more sustainable and better future for our planet.

Our Values

  1. Health & Safety is paramount
  2. You can trust Octa to deliver
  3. Independence means the best result for the project
  4. Act with integrity
  5. Work as a team
  6. Effective communication
  7. Best results through innovation
  8. Care for the environment and community