George Skjellerup, a Danish Australian, opens his first store in Christchurch, The Para Rubber Company, (named after Para, a source of rubber in Brazil), selling a variety of rubber products including milking machine components. Para is the founding company of the Skellerup Group.


Skellerup Containment Systems was established, supplying geosynthetic liner systems for landfill, wastewater, petrochemical, irrigation and potable water applications.


Skellerup Containment increases installation capacity by establishing a branch and installation crews in Hamilton


Skellerup Containment Systems becomes a member of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) and certifies their welding technicians.


Milestone of 10 Million square metres of geosynthetics installed.


Tiri Group acquires Skellerup industrial business units: Containment Systems, Conveyor & Mining and Roofing & Waterproofing. Viking Group Ltd is established

Viking Group Limited is part of the Tiri Group. Today the group comprises of 11 businesses, each with a strong market position in their sector. Their turnover is in excess of $150 million and the group employs around 600 people nationwide.


Skellerup Containment Systems, Pumping Division rebranded to Viaflow

Viking Group acquires own premises in Christchurch


Skellerup Containment Systems rebrands to Viking Containment

Geosynthetic Product Manual Launched

Product Brand Names released and trade marked for

Geoshield, Agrishield, Flexishield, Texshield, Gridshield, Geolock and Geoladder

Agrishield Installation Specification for Farm Dairy Effluent ponds released