Our History

Welcome to Pioneer Group

Welcome to Pioneer Group – A family-owned and operated business with more than 60 years of experience. Established in 1964 by David Strachan, he originally started Pioneer Group as a general engineering business, specializing in the reparation of farm equipment, and providing services to local industries. David’s son Graham brought along a different set of expertise, using his skills as a qualified fitter and turner, he launched the company into manufacturing and provided general and specialist engineering services to a wider community of customers. Taking on the family business Graham’s sons Arne and Peter joined Pioneer Group and took the business to another level when they launched abrasive blasting and painting. Word quickly spread and Pioneer Group developed a report for high-quality workmanship and excellence across the board.

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.





“To provide innovative environmental equipment for organisations wanting to effectively manage their waste.”


Pioneer Group’s mission is to “help New Zealanders to recycle and preserve a clean environment, by reducing the volume of landfill waste.

How we do it:

Our machines and products help improve the efficiency and profitability of your establishment and also reduce your carbon footprint.


At Pioneer Group we encourage each other to aim high always. We are an ambitious team who refuse to let others steal our dreams, and strive to reach and exceed all expectations.

Work Hard:

Working Hard is a strong value within the Pioneer team. We believe we can achieve anything we set our minds to, by not only aiming high, but being prepared to apply ourselves and work hard to reach our goals together as a team.

Be Kind:

Here at Pioneer Group, we appreciate everyone within the team, building a positive and energetic atmosphere within the business. We value our staff and acknowledge each other’s strengths and positive attributes, creating an environment where everyone is an accountable member of the team.

No Excuses:

Everyone as Pioneer Group is responsible for their actions, success and failure. We all strive to find the best outcomes in all situations, with customer satisfaction being one of our greatest attainments.

Innovation engineered by knowledge.