Where quality comes first!

BHE built the cartage frame, staircases, & viewing platforms used on the  737 at Te Papa, celebrating Air New Zealand's  75 years.

About Us

BHE offers a "one stop shop" approach to design, fabrication, machining and hydraulic work undertaken in our Christchurch engineering workshop.

 Experienced in operating, building & repairing machinery - both locally  and  offshore. We pride ourselves in our ability to "think outside the square" while upholding our standards of quality.

Our knowledge and experience is extensive, but we are always happy to work closely with specialist teams, where detailed specifications or product certification is required. 

We have a  long and strong commitment to quality, innovation, clever design and  "doing it right the first time". If price is your first consideration, Bob Howden Engineering Limited may not be who you are looking for.

Established in 1988

A member of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

 Some of our clients ;


Air New Zealand

-  Access stands.  Dock platforms Transport cradles & tooling


-  Manufacture and repair of all equipment

Department of Conservation

-  Manufacture of  bridge steel work

Grundfos Pumps

-  Machining impellers / pump -motor bases, and assorted           fabrication work

JCL Asphalt & Farmchief

-  Custom manufacture & rebuilds of equipment.

Drummond & Etheridge

-  John Deere Equipment related work

Agricultural Contractors

-  Silage sweeps, Weigh bridges, Effluent pump equipment.           hedge cutters  & special one-off projects.

Landcare Research

-  Nitrate recording equipment

Ceres NZ

-  Alteration and repair of demolition / construction                     equipment.