Methanex is New Zealand’s only methanol manufacturer. We produce methanol at our plant in Taranaki; approximately 95 per cent of our production is exported to customers in the Asia Pacific region.
Methanex actively contributes to the social and cultural development of neighbouring communities through a variety of social responsibility programs, many of which focus on education and building safer communities. In 2022, we began a ten-year partnership to support the development of a new neonatal unit at the Taranaki Base Hospital with a $2 million investment. We also work closely with local indigenous peoples – the hapū and iwi, to ensure that the land we operate on, and the environment we work in, are respected and protected at all times.
To read more about our community engagement, check out our Methanex NZ Facebook page.
Safety Case Summary
WorkSafe New Zealand requires all Major Hazard Facilities (which include our sites) to provide a written safety case report that describes how we keep our operations safe, how we reduce or eliminate hazards and risks that have the potential to cause a major incident, and how we are prepared to respond to any potential major incidents. Read the Safety Case Summary for our New Zealand sites.
Safety is our number one priority and we’re proud that our facilities have won awards for environmental excellence and industrial safety.
For more information about Methanex in New Zealand, please contact:
409 Main North Road, SH3, Motunui
Private Bag 2011
New Plymouth 4342
T: +64 6 754 9700
Working in New Zealand
If you want the ultimate mix of career development opportunities, an enviable lifestyle and the support and challenges that come with joining a global industry leader, Methanex New Zealand should be your first choice.
A rewarding career in a dynamic and growing industry is only part of what’s possible at Methanex. If it is work/life balance you’re after, there’s no better place than Taranaki, where you’ll find snow, surf, art and nature in abundance. The region is steeped in natural beauty, rich culture and a warm and friendly community.
Methanex New Zealand has a highly skilled and diverse workforce of approximately 240 employees and local contractors. Come and join a global leader, and build your future while enjoying an exceptional quality of life in New Zealand. For more information on Taranaki, please visit www.taranaki.info.