With the largest contract machine shop in New Zealand, Farra provides a diverse range of leading-edge mechanical, production and on-site solutions. We are able to complete technically challenging jobs that others cannot. Our impressive array of CNC and manual machines, in both turning and milling, enable us to deliver fitting, jobbing (large and small), production machining, prototyping and heat treatment projects all to within hundredths of a millimetre for precision.

Traditionally our strength has been in heavy precision machining and our vertical lathe and horizontal machining centres are some of the largest in the country. We have become recognised for our CNC production capability with multi-pallet machines enabling us to finish components up to 1 metre cubed. We also offer a full site and shop fitting service utilising the expertise of our exceptionally experienced team of fitters.

Technical Operations


Our workshop has an extensive and diverse range of CNC and manual turning equipment that can accurately and efficiently complete all manner of turning operations. From the smallest of jobs right through to jobs eight metres long and weighing 30 tonnes (supported between centres), we can machine it.  Due to our extensive and innovative equipment, we are able to extend and reset the maximum length with the use of a tailstock outrigger.

Mechanical and Electrical Assembly Services

Proficient in the procurement and assembly of mechanical finished products and working with plastics and electrical suppliers complex final assemblies can be completed at Farra for a full turnkey solution.

Fitting & Field Services

Our fitting team has a vast depth of experience in all areas of industry, specialising in power generation maintenance and installation, mining equipment maintenance & repair, complex equipment repairs, site balancing, alignment and site machining. We are the guys to call when you need the job done right the first time.

Our experienced team can undertake repairs, refits, new installations and routine maintenance on a wide range of industrial equipment. Our client list includes Meridian Energy, Trustpower, Genesis Energy, Scott Technology, Waratah, Bradken, OceanaGold, and Pioneer Generation Wind Turbines. We are particularly proud of our involvement in the manufacture and installation of the Pioneer's Wind Turbines in Central Otago. This service is backed up with a full workshop containing the very latest in machines and diagnostic tools including balancing, both on-site and in the workshop.

Horizontal Borers

With three modern large capacity CNC borers, we can offer a horizontal or line boring solution for the largest and most technical jobs that industry has to offer. Due to this depth of resource and our standard double-shift operation, quick turnaround times on critical work is also one of our key strengths.

Large Jobbing Work

Traditionally this has been our area of strength due to appropriate gear and years of experience. This includes considerable work for the Hydro Industry, particularly turbine refurbishments are one of our speciality areas. We have a series of large capacity mills and lathes able to machine single items up to 30 tonnes, including complex tasks utilising the latest in CNC technology.

Gantry Cranes

Our gantry cranes allow a maximum lift of 32 tonnes giving our machining shop the ability to repair and machine huge pieces of equipment. The shop also has a vast array of other machining and testing equipment complimented by highly trained and experienced staff ready to meet industry needs.  

Precision Engineering Services

Our on site team are specialised in high precision engineering and have the Precision and fine tolerance production precision to general tolerance certification of ISO 2768:1989.

Our team includes a team of skilled CAD/CAM drafters, who can accommodate your full 5–axis verification needs to ensure a high standard of accuracy before production commences.

Due to this depth of resource and our standard double-shift operation, we offer quick turnaround times on critical work.

Machining Services on Offer


Onsite machining repairs keep Matahina Hydro Station powering on.

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Key Contact


General Manager of Operations

For all your Machining questions give Mike a call.