MacEwans Pumping Systems is New Zealand’s trusted supplier of the worlds leading fluid transfer products.

We are a NZ owned and operated Pump Company with over 100 years of trading and experience.

As our name suggests our focus is on selling pumps and related products. This specialisation ensures our staff has an experience and expertise unmatched by any other pump company.

MacEwans Pumping Systems still manufacture our range of PPF Flood pumps in New Zealand, many of these pumps have been running 60 years plus and spares are still available.

As part of our commitment to our customers MacEwans have strategically chosen to only represent the worlds leading brands that excel in   quality, reliability, technology and aftersales back up.

We are proud to represent;

Tsurumi submersible pumps Japan

Gorman Rupp USA


Netzsch Pumps Germany

Bombas Ideal Spain

We have a fully equipped workshop in our Auckland premises where our trained staff carry out pump servicing, bedplate manufacture and offsite repairs.

MacEwans Timeline

1896             Canadian JB MacEwan opens office in Dunedin
1906             JB MacEwans becomes a Ltd Liability Company
1930             MacEwans Penrose pump and machinery factory opens
1946             JB MacEwans purchased by Levin & Co
1961             Levin & Co purchased by NMA
1963             Name changed to MacEwans Machinery
1968             Tsurumi Pump distributor agreement signed
1971             NMA and Wrightson merge to form Challenge Group and later Fletcher Challenge
Mid 1980s     MacEwans Machinery sold to Steel & Tube
1985             Head office moved from Wellington to Auckland
1992             Pump division purchased from Steel & Tube and MacEwans Pumping Systems Ltd incorporated
2003             Appointed distributor for Gorman Rupp Pumps
2012             Appointed distributor for AirVac vacuum sewage
2016             Appointed distributor for JWC Muffin Monster
2017             Tom Bailey appointed General Manager
2018             Appointed distributor for Bombas Ideal pumps
2018             Appointed distributor for Netzsch waste water pumps

Our company goal is to ensure all our customer’s projects have a successful outcome.

We represent some of the worlds best international brands with and we are proud of the after-sales service and large spares parts inventory which we offer in support of these products. As a consequence of our past success of this aim, we enjoy excellent professional and personal associations with both new and longer established customers.

MacEwans History

MacEwans was originally founded by James Ballantyne MacEwan and his brother George Harrington MacEwan in 1896.

Over the years, MacEwans has grown, evolved and even diversified into other functions but kept the strong focus on the Pumping Industry. A prominant reputation was earned and respected and MacEwans became the success it still is today.

There has always been such pride and dedication of what MacEwans could offer customers, that MacEwans Pumping Systems Ltd was formed in 1992 to represent strong and specific solutions to pumping systems by utilising our very experienced, knowledgeable and committed team.