Who are we?

SWE  is a leading technology and consultancy company in Marlborough, New Zealand – specialising in water engineering, electrical and automation solutions and irrigation. We design, build, install and service irrigation, fertigation, stockwater, effluent, and wastewater systems, as well as undertaking civic water engineering projects.

We have proven expertise in delivering outstanding value in terms of quality, environmental and economic outcomes. We pride ourselves on acting as strategic partners for our clients, with a planned and systematic approach, leaving our clients free to focus on their core business, knowing it’s all taken care of.

We provide tailored solutions with expert design, excellent advice, and exceptional service – and have a reputation for delivering on time and to budget.

We have a specialist team of qualified and experienced professionals, a full fabrication workshop, and a commitment to bringing you leading edge service, quality and products.

As a mark of SWE’s commitment to environmental sustainability we are extremely proud to have been a Toitū carbonzero certified business since 2017 (formerly known as “carboNZero”). You can read more about this on our Environment page.

We are a member of IrrigationNZ and Blue Tick accredited. All our work meets the standards set by IrrigationNZ. We also hold ACC secondary accreditation.

Our adherence to quality underpins all we do:

  • Quality design leading to long-term value
  • Quality components and workmanship
  • Quality auditing and maintenance to optimise systems and equipment
  • Hiring the best staff, who can then deliver…
  • Excellent advice and exceptional customer service

Recent recognition of our company includes:

* Supreme winner of the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards (2013), winners of the “Innovation Award” and the “Adding Value to Marlborough” Award.

* Shortlisted for the Irrigation New Zealand Innovation in Irrigation Award (2014).

* Finalists in the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards (2015) for our SmartAudit service, and commended with positive feedback from the judges.

* Winner of the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Award in the “Business Innovation” category (2017) for our SmartAudit service.

Read on to find out more about the team at SWE, read about some of our recent projects, or contact us to arrange a consultation.

Our Commitment to Excellence in Health and Safety

At SWE we insist that everyone has the right to come to work with the expectation that they will return home safe and healthy, every day.

Looking after our people is one of our core values. This is not mere lip-service. We are committed to a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, contractors, and the communities in which we operate.

Our underlying focus is simple: everyone home safe, every day.

We operate comprehensive Health and Safety procedures that begin with new employee induction and continue through all our day-to-day operations – and are underpinned by ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Secondary Accreditation.

We are currently preparing for Tertiary level accreditation.

We seek continuous improvements to achieve excellence in the management of health and safety in all of our workplaces.

Using the Swiss cheese model, we have adopted a holistic approach to accident prevention and health promotion. We recognise that everything we do (from company culture to organisation and process design) must work together to provide adequate defensive layers against possible accident situations. Our focus on Health and Safety is therefore throughout every ‘layer’ of our company, pervading everything we do.

Our People Behind the Scenes

Our people are dedicated specialists who come together to make SWE the success it is today. Behind the scenes is a team of people who provide input into the management and operations at SWE, because better never stops.
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Plant and Machinery

We maintain a full fabrication workshop, fleet of vehicles and all plant and machinery in-house. This allows us to maintain high service and workmanship standards and to deliver on projects as promised.

Our plant and machinery includes everything from a full 150m2 engineering workshop (incorporating portable gas plants, welding machines, and pumps) to excavators, trenchers and trucks – as well as our fleet of service vehicles.

In short, everything we need to get the job done, in full and on time, to the highest possible standards.

Our Discerning Clients

We are delighted to have partnered with some of New Zealand's leading companies, including:

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