AIE provides Heavy Machining Services to its clients throughout New Zealand and internationally from our Bay Of Plenty premises.

The heavy machining team is lead by our Heavy Machining Supervisor- Jason Isemonger. Jason supervisesĀ a team of experienced machinists who have a wide range of machining and fitting experience in various industries.

We are happy to support other engineering companies with their heavy machining requirements.


Download our capability worksheet here:



Equipment in the Heavy Machining area includes:

Three large Centre Lathes with up to:

  • 20,000kg maximum job weight
  • 12 metres between centres
  • 1,550mm diameter swing over bed
  • 1,250mm diameter swing over saddle
  • 1,750mm diameter swing in gap
  • axial indexing on spindle
  • milling, drilling, linishing and grinding to full capacity of machine
  • CNC capability up to 6 metres
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Vertical Lathe with:

  • 18,000kg table capacity
  • 3,300mm maximum OD machineable
  • 3,000mm diameter table
  • 2,300mm maximum vertical machining height
  • 2,300mm maximum height of workpiece
  • 1.02 to 92 Revs per minute table rotation

This machine includes a number of attachments including a taper turning and threading attachment and electronic copying attachment.


Floor Borer with:

  • 12,000kg capacity on rotary table
  • 30,000kg capacity on floor plates
  • 3,200mm horizontal traverse
  • 3,200mm vertical traverse
  • 1,700mm diameter facing

Horizontal Borer with:

  • 5,000kg capacity on table
  • 1,250mm horizontal traverse
  • 1,120mm vertical traverse
  • 600mm diameter facing
Roll, forged shell being bored

Milling machines with:

  • 5,000kg capacity on table
  • 1,900mm longitudinal traverse
  • 800mm cross traverse
  • 1,050mm vertical traverse
  • CNC machining centres
  • Deep hole drilling up to 210mm diameter and 1,200mm deep