Andrew Buchanan Engineering started trading in 1992 as a sole trader business and became a limited liability company in 1997. It is managed by the managing director, Andrew Buchanan. The company specialises in providing engineering services for food processing operations and provides a range of services from factory maintenance, specialised installation and commissioning of plant for the food processing industries to preventative and planned maintenance for these companies. In addition to mechanical services, the company also is able to provide an electrical and programming service.

The company employs a team of qualified and experienced engineers and electricians, who are often multi-skilled and all hold up-to-date trade and professional qualifications. As managing director, Andrew relies on these engineers to be able to adapt to a range of situations and often to be able to co-ordinate a range of contractors and other tradespeople, as well as the staff of companies using the company’s services to be able to get the job done.

The company’s employees often travel long distances to where their services are required. They have worked extensively throughout New Zealand and have undertaken some work internationally.

In addition to providing factory maintenance services in breakdown situations, the company is able to provide engineers for preventative and planned maintenance, for example in the Dairy industry off-season. The company is able to co-ordinate the fabrication and installation of new equipment for the food processing industry and he works closely with other complementary organisations and those providing related services. The engineers that work for Andrew Buchanan Engineering often work alongside engineers and factory staff that are employed by the companies that use his services.