The New Zealand Engine Reconditioners Association (Inc) was established in 1963
when a number of reconditioning companies joined together to create a National
Trade Association. Mr. Bill Mace of Mace Engineering Ltd. in Christchurch, was
the first National President elected.
Over the following years the Association grew to a total membership of
reconditioning companies in 1989. The decline in the New Zealand economy in the
early 1990's and the improvement of engine components saw the rationalisation of
the industry to it's current size.
Some of the businesses have ceased to exit while others have rationalized
or combined with others to offer a selection of competitive services to their
customers. The existing reconditioners are well established businesses focussed
on the future of the Industry
The Association membership is divided up into engine reconditioning shops
as well as Associate members, being manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, cylinder
head shops and other specialists in areas such as camshaft and crankshaft workshops.
Members are located from Whangarei to Invercargill and also form part of the
National Reciprocal Repair Scheme. This scheme was set up in 1981, so that if
a customer of a member had a problem with an engine the customer was not limited
to going back to the original reconditioner, if they had moved or were travelling,
but could take the vehicle into one of the other members.
The Association's Constitution lists a number of objects, which include :
- To promote the industry both to the public and within the motoring trade,
by communicating the benefits of reconditioning an engine and using an Association
- To encourage, promote and protect the trade of Engine Reconditioning and
to protect the interests of members and encourage interaction between members.
- To discuss and consider matters affecting engine reconditioners and to collect
and disseminate such information, especially technical data , as may be of use
to members, garages and the public generally.
- To assist in the protection of members on return work where such returns
are not wholly due to neglect or default of the member.
- To act in co-operation with or to participate further in the work or purpose
of any Association or Body, national, provincial or otherwise, having objects
altogether or in part similar to those of this Association.
To assist the members to be totally customer focused, and provide customers
with quality service, workmanship and parts, backed up by a national warranty
The services of the Association are basically split into two areas. The first
area is for the members to co-operate and assist each other in the sharing of
information, particularly in the technical area. This is done through a system
of district meetings overseen by a National Executive. The Executive reviews the
information and ideas coming from the district level, this is then compiled and
distributed to members across the country in the form of regular newsletters.
This system assists members to keep up with the changing trends in the Industry
and stops the repetition of a costly problem which may have developed in a particular
engine, that can arise in our market with such a diverse range of engine types
and configurations. The second area is the Public service and Warranty system.
The Association works with Government agencies, Industry groups and Consumer groups
to assist members and their customers and to promote the benefits of engine reconditioning.
The Association also runs a National Warranty System which is detailed below.
The Association can be contacted in a number of ways :
Telephone (04) 297-0751 Fax (04) 297-0748