About us

Established in 1871 Parr & Co has earned a reputation for quality engineering services for over 130 years.

Parr & Co has a large, well-established team across the business compromising of apprentices, tradespeople, foremen, technicians, administration and management staff.

Parr & Co recognises that its people are its most precious asset.  This is reflected in our consistent commitment to training across the board, including a robust apprenticeship programme through to tertiary business and human resources courses at a senior management level.

Parr & Co is committed to partnering with its clients to provide engineering solutions that not only solve immediate problems but also prevent issues from occurring in the first instance.

Health and Safety and Quality are first and foremost at Parr & Co which is recognised with our ISO9001 quality and management systems accreditation, CPNZ safety scores at the very highest levels and ACC WSMP tertiary rating.

We are solution driven and always looking to challenge our thinking to find new, better solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver on our commitments and offer quality in everything we do. We are future focused and we keep our customers’ needs front of mind.

Parr & Co has continued to grow over the years and now has a large, well-established team supporting an extremely strong and diverse customer base in the South Canterbury region across the ever-growing primary and secondary manufacturing sectors.

We love what we do &
we do it with passion

Parr & Co Ltd was established in 1871, originally situated on the waterfront of the port, where blacksmiths threw their lunch crusts to the seagulls swimming in the sea below. Since then the business has grown and diversified into one of South Canterbury’s most well-known and respected engineering companies.

No job is too big or small for the team at Parr & Co.