RVE is a family owned business specialising in creating special vehicles through interior and exterior enhancement. Formally known as Auckland Auto Trimmers, we have supplied the New Zealand auto industry since 1968 earning a solid reputation for our devotion to exemplary quality and service. Our talented team pride themselves on leading the world in every aspect of vehicle enhancement.

RVE is committed to exceeding customer expectations with a culture that strives to deliver more than expected.

RVE specialises in 'Special Edition' packages that bridge the gap between the manufacturer options and the vehicle owners desires.  WE CREATE PASSION.

We are a design company that creates products and packages that go above and beyond the mainstream constraints of mass production. We are a 'one-stop-shop' that designs, consults, develops and supplies unique competitive packages to dealerships and vehicle distributors.

RVE enhanced vehicles are a statement of personality that will make the neighbours envious while giving the owner a deep sense of achievement.


Our mission is to enhance the mass produced vehicle into a statement of passion and personality through unique and amazing accessorisation. Our incredibly talented team are committed to lead the field in every aspect of our industry.


Managing Director




Managing Director

Dave took over from his father Victor in 1995. With a background in engineering and automotive upholstery he leads with an in-depth knowledge of every facet of the industry.

With a passion for sales and marketing Dave strives to create mutually beneficial 'win-win' business alliances. 

Jim Stanners


Operations Director

Jim is the man that drives the development of RVE's cutting edge systems and technology. With a technical background and uncanny ability to solve any problem, Jim brings the team together to create a formidable force.

Called 'Mr Fix-it" Jim's experience of what works and what doesn't, brings class leading reliability to RVE's entire product range. 



Design Director

Mark is the design and innovative powerhouse at RVE. Having mastered car upholstery early in his career. Mark has gone on to develop programmes beyond the design constraints of existing parameters.

With an eye for international automotive trends Mark brings the 'magic' to RVE and exceeds clients expectations with concepts and custom designs.



Craig is one of New Zealand's most known and respected re-sellers of vehicle fashion. With a phone that is never off and many years in the automotive industry, Craig is one of RVE's special assets. 



With a background in new vehicle sales and dealership management, Ivan understands what is needed to up-sell. He has a passion for exotic vehicles giving him a keen eye for perfection.  

Ken Pridham


Sales and Marketing Team Leader

Ken joined RVE in 2013 to assist the directors in driving 'systemisation' through the company to enable RVE to achieve its goals.  Ken leads the office team and also manages our corporate clients such as the motor companies, both here in NZ and overseas.  Ken’s drive to maintain customer service standards, enthusiasm and attention to detail in the office is what keeps our ‘engine room’ humming and customers happy every day.  He loves exercise and works crazy hours to keep everything happening and improving every day. 


Jessie Stanners

Inside Sales and Customer Service Relations

Jessie keeps us in gear and most customers remember talking to her.  Highly experienced with six years of in-depth knowledge in vehicle interiors, dedicated beyond reason and extremely accurate. Jessie keeps your leather and accessory orders correct and makes sure you get exactly what you want.  Jessie works hard to ensure our clients get the correctly specified interiors programmed into pre-production.  Invaluable and approachable, she is a core and key team member in the ‘engine room’. 



Inside Sales and Customer Service Relations



Inside Sales and Customer Service Relations

Beulah is a key member of our team, dealing with customers requests and orders quickly and effectively.  She started at RVE in late 2016 and has taken to the automotive industry. Beulah enjoys travelling, socialising and being outdoors.


George Stanners

Operations Manager

 George is the first of the third generation and is responsible to ensure the workshop achieves its output on time for our valued clients.  Dedicated, extremely hard working and totally committed to customer satisfaction, George is an integral team player and analyser in our ‘engine room’. 

Elroy Shum


Operations Scheduler - Accessories

Elroy is highly trained in the practical side of our workshop and brings his years of experience when scheduling his team of accessories fitters on their vehicles.  Elroy is extremely dedicated and his excellent customer service relations assist our team to build our business every day.  Keenly interested in body building and fitness, Elroy holds a key role in our team in keeping you, our valued customers, happy.



Operations Scheduler - Leather

Catrina has been a part of the RVE team since 2016 and has come from a background of sales and the automotive industry. Catrina is responsible for controlling  the flow of work through our operations, in particular the leather side. 

Anthony Stead

Anthony Stead


Anthony is the science behind RVE's marketing. With years of experience in the media industry he is responsible for web design, E-marketing, graphic design, video creation, still photography,  social media and advertising. His love of the outdoors are evident in his quest to bring fresh cutting edge innovation to RVE's marketing.