New Zealand owned with a proud history

About Taylors

Taylors Manufacturing, formerly known as Taymac, is a leading provider of engineered solutions for the ever-evolving engineering industry. With over 100 years of experience and a strong commitment to delivering high-quality products and services, Taylors Manufacturing is a trusted name in the industry.

Built on the back of its customer service, the company offers a personalised service and extensive knowledge in design and manufacture of industrial fans, pollution control equipment, hot water boilers, fuel industry work, chemical tanks and general engineering work.

Our story


Shortly after arriving in New Zealand from England, John Morgan Taylor formed a partnership with Henry Oakley in Christchurch. Together, they established a firm known as Taylor and Oakley, specializing as Plumbers, Iron & Tinplate Workers, Gasfitters, Bellhangers, and Sanitary Engineers.


The company won a Silver Medal at the Canterbury A&P Show and a Gold Medal at the New Zealand International Exhibition for the excellence of its products.


Taylor and Oakley split up to form Taylors Ltd., under the management of H.M. Taylor and E.C. Taylor, sons of the founder. The company commenced business at 643 Colombo Street, previously occupied by Aulsebrooks & Co., a biscuit manufacturer.

Taylors Ltd opened a branch in Wanganui.  


Taylors Ltd built a new premises on Lichfield Street, laying the foundation for their Engineering Division. 


Taylors Ltd purchased Oakleys. Both firms began to operate as complementary businesses.


The two firms, Taylors Ltd. and Oakleys, were merged and incorporated under Ryland Holdings Ltd. The 'Ryland' name was inspired by J.M. Taylor's residence at the corner of Fitzgerald Avenue and Ferry Road.


Vortex Engineering acquired Taylors Limited, subsequently rebranding the company as Taylors Manufacturing Ltd, trading under the name Taymac.  


Taylors rebranded with a new logo and colour scheme as part of the ongoing advancement of company’s brand. 

Our group

Taylors Manufacturing, a member of the Vortex Engineering group of companies, specializes in environmental engineering. The group boasts specialist expertise in areas such as air pollution control, pneumatic materials handling, water infrastructure, hazardous materials containment, and retro-fitting buildings with structural steel. With teams of skilled design and project engineers, the Group excels in designing, fabricating, and installing bespoke solutions tailored to meet our customers’ specific needs.

Group values

  • Hauora – We care for the wellbeing of each other
  • Whakamanawa – We work together to support each other
  • Kaitiakitanga – We are guardians of our environment and our resources for the benefit of our children and the generations to come. We provide a legacy of care for those who follow.

Company values

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Our team

Massimo Borello

General Manager

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Jason Harman

Workshop Manager

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Alex Davies


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Christian Santos

Project Engineer

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Paul Eastmond

Workshop Foreman

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