Perreaux Industries Ltd owners Marty and Vicki van Rooyen
moved their audio-equipment making business from Auckland
to Mosgiel eight years ago. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Bespoke high-quality audio equipment design and
manufacturing company Perreaux Industries has not looked back
since moving from Auckland to Mosgiel.
Owner Marty van Rooyen (53) said he and his wife Vicki bought
the business 15 years ago and ran it from Auckland.
Then, eight years ago, the couple made a ''left-field
decision'' and moved to Mosgiel for a lifestyle change.
''I feel we made the right decision because it's all about
the quality of life - not the quantity of life - and the
total package on offer in Mosgiel is very, very high.''
In Auckland he spent several hours a week commuting, but in
Mosgiel he could get from home to work in seven minutes.
In Mosgiel, lifestyle block ownership was possible.
And the education on offer in Otago for their six children
was of a higher quality than that available to them in
''We don't have any regrets.''
For a small niche exporter, it made no difference where the
company was located.
''Whether you're in Auckland talking to someone in Dubai, or
in Mosgiel talking to someone in Dubai, it makes no
difference to them. They don't care where you're based.''
More than 80% of the company's products were sold to
international buyers, he said.
''At the moment we have jobs on the go for Russia, Sweden,
Switzerland, the United Kingdom.''
The company's range of about 15 products were all high-end,
''Our products are way beyond the reach or comprehension of
the average punter . . . we are looking at selling to the
discerning - people who want bespoke, one-off creations.''