Our History

Welcome to the Pioneer Group – A family-owned and operated business with more than 60 years of experience. Established in 1964, David Strachan developed a general engineering business repairing farm equipment and providing a service to local industry. David’s son Graham continued to develop Pioneer Engineering using his skills as a qualified fitter & turner to branch into manufacturing and provide general and specialist engineering services to a wider range of customers. Graham’s sons, Arne & Peter joined the business. By this time in addition to general, precision and hydraulic engineering, Pioneer Group was engaged in abrasive blasting and painting and had developed a reputation for high-quality workmanship and innovative approach to customer requirements.

Today Pioneer Group are market leaders in the New Zealand waste & recycling industry. Specialising in equipment used in the reduction and processing of recyclable and non -recyclable waste, our comprehensive range of waste handling and recycling equipment includes Vertical Balers, Bin Presses, Polystyrene Compactors, Horizontal Balers, Auto-tie Balers, Portable, Static, and Screw compactors, and material recovery facility equipment.

This range is constantly growing to meet the ever-changing needs of the market. This is backed up by our wealth of knowledge and skills gained only by experience and our commitment to high-quality workmanship.