Back in 1991, Warwick Tankard, who at that time already had over 20 years of industry experience, started Rentex Canvas Company as the Auckland branch of Baytex Tent makers from Tauranga. The company manufactured Awnings, Promotional display tents, Banners and Hire marquees for the Auckland Party Rental industry and undertook general canvas repair and fabrication work. During those early days Rentex developed the Patio roller blind; a first for Auckland. They also introduced the revolutionary staple based awning extrusion tht is used to this day. There are many products still in existence that bear the Rentex name. 

In 1997, the Marquee hire division of the business was sold to Carlton Party Hire and Warwick focussed the product line on the ever increasing outdoor Shade and Shelter markets. During this time, the Rentex name, which was based on the hire division business was changed to Covercorp, whilst Warwick remained at the helm.

Present day

While companies have come and gone, Covercorp is still busy servicing the Auckland market for Awning product and General canvas work.

Covercorp staff have over 100 years of combined experience and they pride themselves on their attention to detail, as well as providing outstanding service to clients. They are highly skilled and trained in every aspect of their profession, which results in high standards and a continual increase in repeating clients and referrals.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like a personal consultation regarding your awning project.