About us

Pioneer is New Zealand's largest manufacturer and supplier of innovative waste and recycling equipment. Founded in 1964, we are a multi-generational family business working towards a legacy of less. While being a pioneer once meant making your mark on the world, progress today is about what you don’t leave behind.

Through our innovative minimisation and recycling solutions we help our customers reduce and solve complex waste challenges with expert knowledge and industry-leading products.

At Pioneer, less is more, and we're incredibly proud of that.

Our Mission

Provide innovative waste and recycling solutions for organisations wanting to effectively manage their waste.

Our Vision

Develop and create world-class solutions so we can build a better, sustainable future together.

Our Values


By upholding high ethical standards, we ensure the sustainability of our business and contribute to a better world.

Diversity & Inclusion

By including people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, we create an equitable and sustainable environment where everyone can contribute and thrive.


By working together, we create something greater than when we act as individuals.


By creating a positive environment for innovation and progress, we lead to a brighter future for all.

A 60+ year history

Pioneer began as a general engineering business repairing farm equipment way back in 1964 and we have continued to evolve since then. While steel manufacturing remains at the heart of what we do, our engineering skills are now focussed on supplying the country with innovative waste management solutions.

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An expert team

Our industry-leading knowledge and decades of collective experience allows us to solve even the most complex waste challenges. We are a values-based business and place both our personal and company values central to everything we do.

Through education, training and processes, we're committed to creating a healthy and safe workplace, so we can achieve zero accident records.