About Us

Viblock manufactures and supplies architectural masonry blocks, pavers, and retaining walls throughout the South Island. These are available in a range of attractive contemporary colours and have a wide variety of applications. Your inquiries are welcome by contacting us directly either in Christchurch or Alexandra.

About Us - ViBlock

Our History

Company Established 2004
A partnership between Keith Millar and Palmer MH Group. Keith Millar is a Civil Engineer with extensive experience in masonry and concrete manufacture. The Palmer Group of Companies has been in business for over 75 years and involved in quarrying, engineering, and agriculture South Island wide.

Plant Commissioned 2005
The latest model Columbia block making plant installed and manufacturing commenced in North Otago Road Metals quarry adjacent to the Clutha river in Alexandra

Product Extension 2006
Paving for landscaping, patios, driveways and other commercial applications.

Product Extension 2008
Tasman Retaining wall introduced to the market. An easy to install system constructed by either qualified landscaper or home handyman.

Business Expansion 2009
Stevensons South Island Ltd was purchased providing a Christchurch manufacturing base. Access to a wider product range and geographical market has been achieved along with manufacturing efficiencies. Products now available include wet cast and tactile paving.

Villa Veneer Launch 2010
A revolutionary new concrete block to provide an alternative long lasting veneer finish. Available in a range of colours.

Deloitte Fast 50 2010
Awarded for the fastest growing manufacturer in Otago and lower South Island

Company Changes 2019
Keith Miller retires and Palmer MH take full ownership of business.

Product Extensions 2020
Viblock releases a range of 70-series bricks called Kiwi bricks, along with custom paving capabilities.

Deloitte Fast 50 2023
Awarded the fastest-growing manufacturer in Otago and lower South Island

Business Expansion 2024
New purpose-built facilities commissioned in Hornby Christchurch.