Working with New Zealand manufacturers for almost 40 years

At Aotea, maintaining great relationships with customers and principal suppliers is the key to our success.

However, it’s our customers that always come first. Our experience in the industry, coupled with passionate and highly trained staff, enables Aotea to provide the best machinery, service and support, custom made for your requirements.

Furthermore, strong partnerships with suppliers give Aotea exclusive access some of the most advanced equipment in the world and has enabled us to keep a register of every machine sold, accompanied by a library of manuals, spare lists and critical information.

Working with Aotea, you won’t have to settle for anything less than the very best. The combination of our service, hands-on product knowledge and a modern outlook of the industry mean we can achieve a standard unlike anyone else.

Aotea. Machines that mean business.

More about our services

For over 40 years, we have represented the best machine suppliers from New Zealand and around the world.

“With an ability to work very well as a team, and a great diversity of hands-on experience, the business has gone from strength to strength. In recent times we’ve also broadened our product offering and invested heavily in service support. However, in the end I believe our passion, experience and honesty is what customers appreciate most.”

Peter Thompson Managing Director, Aotea Machinery.

Our Values

From the moment you decide to purchase a machine to the day you decide to upgrade or sell, Aotea is passionate about supporting customers throughout the lifecycle of its products.

Put simply, we’re all about providing the best machinery, service and support in the industry.

At Aotea, we know that maximum production efficiency is vital. Whenever you should need assistance, it’s our job to be there!


Established more than 40 year ago, Aotea has been a leading provider to New Zealand’s manufacturing industry.

From humble beginnings, the company now sells, services and supports thousands of machines for businesses in every corner of the country.

Our team

Colin Brown

Sheet Metal & Software Sales

09 525 6907

Sheet Metal Division Manager

Steve Mills

Plastic Processing

09 526 8306

Plastics Division Manager

Karl Medley

Haas, CNC Machines

09 526 8307

CNC Division Manager

Peter Thompson


09 526 8302

Managing Director

Neil Stafford

09 526 8304

General Manager