Black Steel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1995. Today, Black Steel is one of the best known, capable and innovative leaders in the steel fabrication business. In 2020, the business was purchased by Fatu Fuatavai. With degrees in science and engineering, Fatu has vast experience in the engineering and building industries and is ready to lead Black Steel into its next 25 years with the same integrity and precision workmanship that its clients have come to expect.

The Black Steel Management Team

Fatu Fuatavai

Managing Director

Fatu Fuatavai purchased Black Steel in 2020. With university degrees in both Science and Engineering, Fatu has extensive experience in both the engineering and building industries. Previous engineering work included positions with Angus Construction, and Wilkins and Davies. He also has extensive experience in the building and property development sector as a self-employed developer.

The combination of engineering and building experience makes Fatu the perfect person to lead Black Steel into its next 25 years, and he shares the Black Steel vision of providing a quality, mobile, steel fabrication service for builders.

Fatu has formerly held the positions of Chairman New Zealand/Samoa Trade Commission and President of the Hospitality Association (Counties Manukau Branch).

Email: [email protected]

Stephen Powell

General Manager

Stephen has held senior operations and health and safety roles at Black Steel since 2003 and has strong industry knowledge. He works closely with our technical team members, who have worked on a huge range of structural steel installations throughout the world, to find solutions to even the most complex technical and practical challenges.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 676 8716

Our General Manager, Stephen Powell was asked by HERA (Heavy Engineering Research Association) to give his thoughts around challenges relating to labour and skills shortages. As usual, it was hard to keep him quiet….

Nicola Viljoen

Accounts and Administration Manager

Nicola has a background in Accounts and Administration in both the manufacturing and construction industries, in South Africa and New Zealand. Her 20+ years’ experience in Administration and Accounting gives her essential insight and a professional approach to what our clients need and the ability to provide our customers and suppliers with outstanding service.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 021 435 264

A Team You Can Trust

Black Steel are steel fabricators producing, supplying and installing high-quality construction steel products including steel beams, steel framing, window lintels, door lintels, and other construction steel components.

The expertise and experience of Black Steel’s team means the company has a large number of committed clients who trust their workmanship and know they will receive a great product every time.

“Quality and good value are at the core of everything we do.”

– Fatu Fuatavai, Managing Director, Black Steel Mobile