ABOUT MCRAES GLOBAL
Hydraulics, Engineering & Controls.
Established over 50 years ago, today McRaes Global Engineering remains a 100% New Zealand owned specialist hydraulic, engineering and controls company.
Our workshops are located in South Auckland, Kawerau, Rotorua and in the heart of Whangarei’s port and industrial area so we have the resources and capabilities available to assist our customer base throughout New Zealand. Our kiwi can-do attitude has taken the McRaes Global model offshore where we are currently providing solutions and sharing our knowledge throughout the Pacific, into Asia and the Middle East.
We demonstrate our total asset maintenance philosophy by building strong partnerships with our customers which allows us to understand their challenges. As you will see, we have been involved in design and build projects which start from the very design of the application to the workable finished product. However our knowledge in hydraulic, engineering and controls also provides the team at McRaes Global the capability to help increase our customer’s profitability through decreased machine down-time. This can be taken a step further by developing Proactive Reliability Maintenance regimes on all our customer’s hydraulic assets through collecting, trending and reporting critical data.
McRaes Global combines all of its expertise in supply of product, technical service and man power.
Our vision is to be the leading integrated hydraulic and controls supplier within NZ, and a preferred partner to organisations looking for high quality and reliability focused solutions
To provide the best innovative solutions through;
• Our commitment to our customers in understanding their needs and delivering long term value to their business
• Our commitment to our people by providing a safe, supportive and rewarding environment whilst giving them the ability to develop
• Our commitment to our suppliers by applying world leading technologies into the market
Respect for others
Trust and Integrity
Innovation and Knowledge
Day one until now
McRaes Engineering began in Whangarei and at the beginning the company’s focus was mainly centred on agriculture. While this is still an important market serviced by McRaes Global, the company has also became a major supplier of hydraulics, mechanical engineering and control services to the marine, industrial, defence as well as the energy, oil and gas sectors.
In 2007 McRaes Engineering purchased Hydraulics Industries – a specialist hydraulic hose and fitting supplier whom had been in business for over 20 years in Whangarei. The company grew to become the largest hydraulics sales and service company in Northland, known for its high service levels and practical approach to providing solutions to customers’ hydraulics engineering needs. In 2012 the company acquired and merged with Global Hydraulics and Controls, a business which increased the technology base and helped create the critical mass necessary to expand locally and internationally. Global were recognised as the company to go to when solutions to complex, high level hydraulics and electronic control problems were required.
Global Fluid Power started in 1990 and provided product solutions to the market, representing main brands at the time such as Haaglands, Denison and Hidroima. A few years later and Global Hydraulic Services was also created as a stand-alone limited company, and this venture provided a team of hydraulic serviceman that went to site and provided solutions. A partnership with JLG International, a scissor lift/cherry picker specialist, was created and out of that Global Access Services was born and they were responsible for the servicing and maintenance of all JLG equipment in NZ.
In 2006, all three companies were sold and then merged into Global Hydraulic Services which later became Global Hydraulics and Controls.
On the back of the contractual partnership with Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products, McRaes Global purchased Hydraulic Technologies Limited (HTL) in Rotorua as well as opening a workshop in Kawerau to support the local community. HTL were identified due to their hydraulic skill set and capability. The rest is, as they say, history.