Business Rural Summer 2021

80 | Smart engineering solutions for the wine Jarrod Hook completed his engineering apprenticeship in the Navy, and started Hooked On Engineering in 2018. Kelly Deeks A s a four year old business on a steep growth curve, Blenheim’s Hooked On Engineering is focused on being a good employer in order to attract the quality of staff it needs to meet the service standards required by a growing base of discerning clients. Jarrod Hook completed his engineering ap- prenticeship in the Navy, and started Hooked On Engineering in 2018, having gained another four years of maintenance engineering experience with various Marlborough wineries after his discharge. He has since grown Hooked On Engineering to nine staff, who work in maintenance engineer- ing and general engineering for a large number of wineries throughout Marlborough, as well as maintenance engineering for a number of local food processing plants and for Marlborough District Council. Jarrod is proud to have garnered a great group of staff with a wide and varied knowledge base. “They come from different engineering back- grounds and together, we achieve a synergy that we could never have as individuals.” RURAL SERVICES » Hooked on Engineering Keeping it local with Hooked on Engineering Importers & Wholesale Suppliers of: • Gear ed Motor s & Powe r Transmissi on Products • Conveyo r Beltin g & Equipment • Industria l Hose s & Fitting s • Industria l Products • Conveyo r Vulcanisin g S ervices Source Supply Service O800 RUSSET Russet are proud to be suppliers for Hooked on Engineering “During harvest time, we provide seven days a week, 24 hours a day cover for the wineries.”