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About Kelford Engineering

80 years combined experience

Kelford Engineering has been installing, reconditioning, servicing and surveying boilers throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for the 30 years. Established in 1991 our current team combined adds up to over 80 years of boiler experience.


Years of experience

Kelford Steam Boilers

Advanced thermal solutions

We have a long and proven track record of providing a reliable and reputable service to our customers around New Zealand.

We know how important your boiler is to your business. That is why we work continually on our systems and procedures to ensure that you receive the best service, parts, and advice possible.

These days we have a significant clean energy focus and strive to help our clients find the most sustainable solutions for their industry.

They’re not only built according to strict industry standards, but they’re also easy to maintain and efficient to operate.

The Kelford Team

Mike Kelly is the Co-owner of Kelford and takes care of Kelfords’ Administration and spare parts.

With 50 years experience in Boilers and Trade background in heavy engineering for 40 years. Mike worked for Andersons Engineering, the biggest boiler manufacturer in the South Island before it closed downing the late 80’s. Mike has advanced knowledge of all things boilers and many of the boilers that they work on today at Kelford originated back 30 – 40 years ago, so Mike is well known for his vast knowledge about coal, diesel and oil-fired boilers as well as Andersons Boilers.

When not at work, Mike has a passion for cars, specifically sports and track racing cars. Mike and Steve have worked together for 30 years.

Steve Bamford is co-owner of Kelford Engineering and has been with Kelford since its formation in 1991. Steve has a 40 years trade background in heavy engineering and is the operations manager within the business.

He reports that the team are ‘self-managing’ and know what they need to do, so he keeps an eye on them and answers any questions they may have and brainstorms when required.

Looking after the clients is his key role and he is proud to say that Kelford has managed to retain most of their original clients.

“Because the staff always do a good job, the clients are happy and that makes the business so much easier.”

“We get to do things a little differently because we know what works in specific contexts.”

Nic Gebbie is the Manager for Kelford Engineering.

Nic organises all the jobs for the team, provides training, looks after the Health and Safety requirements and takes care of the customers specific requirements. Finding out what the client needs and completing the project to a very high standard is Nic’s primary focus and like the rest of the team at Kelford, Nic loves a creative challenge. He gets on well with the clients and enjoys the challenge of the different projects that they bring to him.

Trade qualified and 10 years with Kelford, Nic comes from a heavy machinery and plant background in the textile industry. Nic worked for a textile company located ‘across the road’ from Kelford. After the building was destroyed in the Christchurch Earthquake, Nic literally crossed the road and begun working at Kelford. Nic is also a family man with two boys, a keen fisherman and loves motocross.

Telarc registered

Kelford Engineering is a Telarc SAI Registered Supplier

Kelford Engineering Services Ltd
173 Maces Road Bromley Christchurch New Zealand

having been assessed by Telarc Limited and having been found to operate a quality management system conforming to ISO 9001:2015 is hereby designated Telarc Registered No. 1593 for the following goods and services

The supply of boiler installation, tuning, servicing, maintenance checks and maintenance of boiler control systems, safety valve servicing, testing and supply of spare parts; fabrication and general engineering. The supply of boiler hire services. The manufacture and supply of Kelford Electric Steam Boilers.

Business co-funding and finance option

The businesses that use fossil fuels as the source of energy in their industrial processes may be eligible to receive co-investment from the $69m Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund to install a low carbon emission technology.

For more information visit the EECA website.

Loans and lease options are available for green technology projects.

Contact us and we will connect you with expert advice to assist with the available funding options.


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