Thompson Precast

Our purpose-built operation controls concrete curing to achieve highly reliable and precise building components.

Why precast?


  • Achieve structural stability
  • Perform with precision
  • Waterproof and weathertight
  • Easily gain fire rating
  • Meet standards effortlessly
  • Simplify design and materials
  • Save on labour and materials
  • Clad more robustly
  • Simplify work on site
  • Avoid rain and temperature delays
  • Reduce project time
  • Improve cost-effectiveness


  • Construction components
  • Free-standing Y Panels
  • Concrete bases
  • Permanent flat panels
  • Effluent storage pits
  • Solid bunkers
  • Thompson U Channels

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Agricultural Storage Solutions

Thompson Precast Y Panels



bea finalist 2019 300Thompson Precast has operated separately from the construction and engineering business since 2009. We are South Canterbury’s largest precast concrete manufacturer, proudly delivering quality products throughout the South Island.  We offer a wide range of solutions for agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our customisation and finishes are limited only by your imagination.

"Thompson Precast have supplied many panels for our buildings in South Canterbury as well as Christchurch, ...always built in time for installation on-site, are excellent quality and give us assurance they meet all of our MPI requirements as well as fire and structure stability" - Peter Anderson - Hilton Haulage

We produce high volumes of prefabricated concrete tilt panels for a wide array of purposes and we are a leader in concrete storage solutions for the agricultural sector. Our structurally engineered and reinforced Y panels, flat panels, concrete bases, prove ideal for pits and bunkers.

Our plant, equipment and experienced team of concrete specialists are unrivalled

By using top-of-the-line plant, equipment, processes and workmanship, we deliver exactly as needed, to precise standards, on time, without cost over-runs – every time.

…always seamlessly delivered our projects on time and on budget. Nothing has ever been a problem for them from the quote stage through to the site delivery… …highly professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with” - Richard Mackley - GM, The - Queenstown

You can work with us during any stage from concept to installation to get exactly what you want. Such steps include:

Developing ideas



Design and modelling


Fabrication detailing




We use 3D computer modelling to optimise design and simplify foundation and portal construction. Fine detailing and specification during design also eliminates panel and assembly errors, tightly controlling costs.

"...your collaborative approach has ensured we were able to highlight most issues before they arose and immediately address any that eventuated." Engineering changes for PrimePort's new No2 Wharf were also highlighted to " improve the constructability of the entire structure. ...allowed us build the wharf safer & quicker without impacting quality or budget." - Joel Mclean - Project Manager - Downer

We share the ‘Thompson Way’

Precast work is also a critical step for Thompson Construction and Engineering. A close working relationship, along with shared specialist equipment and services passes many cost-benefits to clients. 


Free-standing Y Panels

Standard Y

Thompson Precast supply durable free-standing Y Panels to farms throughout Canterbury. These versatile and relocatable retainer components are available in different heights and lengths. They form ideal pits for fertiliser, grain, silage, dry-feed, vegetable waste and even effluent and are used indoors for bunker and wall systems.