Some of the most respected New Zealand businesses were born out of the hard times of the 1930’s, Lees Group is one such business. Having already faced the harsh realities of the depression era, Ted Lees returned from World War Two inspired by machinery innovations he had witnessed, created out of necessity during the war and began representation of leading global suppliers of machinery and equipment. He was young and fully embraced the “can do mentality” which New Zealanders are famous for. Lees Industries invented and refined many products in the heavy machinery sector.
By the early 1970’s Lees Industries was the largest manufacturer of heavy machinery in Australasia employing over 700 people . The company’s product line included a full range of forklifts, straddle carriers, airport handling equipment and the famous Lees Marine engine.
During the 1980’s the machinery sector was no longer protected by import tariffs and the potential to manufacture competitively in New Zealand began to fade. At that time Lees began representation of the recognised international leaders in Heavy Machinery. This saw the beginning of what has been a 25 year partnership with Fiat Iveco and others including Mitsubishi Motors , Lister Petter and more recently Doosan Infracore.
Today, Lees Group is recognised as the most experienced company in New Zealand when it comes to Generators, Industrial Engines or Marine Engines. The company is the sole distributor for FPT IVECO (Fiat Powertrain Technologies), FNM, Doosan and many other quality brands.
In Power Generation, the combined product range means they can supply generators ranging from 6-3000 KVA. The product line in Marine Engines provides power at sea ranging from 100-1200hp.
This impressively comprehensive product range is backed up with a dedicated Parts Department, workshops and specialised mechanical and electrical engineers. Lees Group is based near the motorway in Takanini, 15 minutes to Auckland airport and 25 minutes to The Port of Auckland , gateway to the Pacific.
The Team at Lees Group look forward to meeting with you , sharing their experience and helping to provide effective Power Solutions for all your requirements.