A brief history

In 1991, Peter Wharehinga and Wayne Flockton; both experienced tradesmen joined forces to found P&W Engineering.


Initially they worked from a small workshop facility in Mosgiel, Otago, employing three people. The general idea was to service the needs of the local industry, mostly farm orientated machinery and some general maintenance to overcome the downgrading of staff.


The business strategy proved successful and as a result we have grown respectively over the years.  Currently PWE employs approximiately 50 staff and handles up to 70 different jobs at a time in a workshop facility which now consists of a large indoor fabrication shop, machine shop, design office plus a front office.


In 2007 Peter Wharehinga was entrusted with full control of P&W Engineering. We have since relocated twice to accommodate the continuous expansion of the business. The current outfit is made up of 25 Qualified Tradesman, five qualified engineers in civil, mechanical, and structural engineering, and office staff. We believe our rapid expansion can be accredited to our top quality workmanship and outstanding service performance. 


Always looking towards the future, we also employ a number of apprentices in our workshop to ensure the high industry standards that PW is known for will carry on.


At PW we like to keep things simple, although all staff members are knowledgeable about the various areas of fabrication, we make sure that clients always speak to the right person in charge to avoid miscommunication.


Finally, we and pride ourselves on our open door policy where both parties speak their minds.