About JakMat

JakMat was developed by Jakaar Industries Limited for New Zealand conditions in conjunction with the Department of Conservation (DOC). The DOC were looking for an environmental solution to improve the walking track on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, with up to 80,000 walkers using the track each year. DOC staff had to strike a balance between what was cost effective in maintaining the facility and within their budget, and what could be done that was compatible with the environment into which the track has to operate. After meetings and consultation with the DOC our design team went to work and JakMat Enviro was developed as a result.   

Why JakMat is a Sustainable Solution:

  • Designed to our local needs with materials that do not compromise our environment
  • Uses the equivalent of 200 recycled 2 litre milk bottles in each mat - 1.2kg of material that doesn't need to be imported
  • DOC uses JakMat to reduce the carbon footprint of track maintenance on tracks such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Why JakMat is a better Alternative to Traditional Concrete Pavers:

  • JakMat's nesting and stackable design, as well as its light weight, keep transport cost and effort low. One pallet of JakMat allows you to cover a surface equivalent to 7 heavy pallets of concrete pavers
  • Easily handled and cut to size with standard hand and power tools
  • Variable in design due to different filling and shaping possibilities
  • Cost effective alternative

Why JakMat is Stronger than Other Products:

  • Designed with a honeycomb structure which, as in nature, is inherently strong
  • Extremely strong interlocking system creates a broad matrix which allows for weight to spread across the whole surface
  • Tough lugs on base of the mat provide additional stability and prevent it from movement
  • All materials are UV stabilised to protect the plastic from degrading in sunlight and harsh weather conditions

For more information about Jakaar and their manufacturing facilities, please Click Here.

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 Geocell(AU)   Geocell/Enviro(NZ)      Dairy (NZ)

Where to buy?

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Case Studies

Check out a number of case studies which show the different uses of Jakmat:


JakMatGeocell is a more robust version of the JakMat and can be used in car parks and utility area construction.

JakMatEnviro is used for walking tracks and environmental protection, for reinforcing ground used by walkers to reduce the physical wear and tear on popular walking tracks and also for farm environments.

JakMatDairy provides a solution to race problem areas on farms caused by high stock traffic.