Born from a natural catastrophe

ONGUARD is the first genuine seismic tank system specifically designed to protect wine tanks from earthquake damage.

ONGUARD’s Managing Director, Will Lomax stood alongside a winery owner during the 2013 Marlborough earthquakes, and watched thousands of litres of wine dissappear down the drain as a result of damage inflicted to the tanks. He knew there was an engineering solution waiting to be developed that could protect winery operations from this kind of damage in the future.

Developed with Structex, ONGUARD’S patented tension and compression system dissipates seismic energy in a controlled manner, keeping the wine, and wine tank protected. Rather than working against nature, the system works with it.

The integrated system is built to provide high levels of seismic risk mitigation for both minor and major events, with the ability to continually withstand multiple aftershocks.
ONGUARD provides an unrivalled level of performance, protection and peace of mind.

Onguard founder and Managing Director Will Lomax provides an introduction to the firm's latest game changing seismic system. (Duration: 35 sec)

It's all about risk mitigation and asset protection. The Onguard Value Proposition explained. (Duration: 2 min 24 sec)

The technical insights and innovation behind Onguard.
(Duration: 2 mins)

Customer Testimonial:
Peter Yealands | Yealands Estate | New Zealand


Will Lomax

Will Lomax

Managing Director
Libby Ornsby
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Libby Ornsby

Operations Manager
Regan Wood
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Regan Wood

Seismic Design Specialist