OUR STORY

AP Plant & Machinery (APPM) is a family-owned business run by Mark Lewis and sons Hamish and Arne. East Coast born and bred, they are a family of problem solvers with a passion for design and build. Some say hydraulic fluid runs in their blood…

2003

Mark Lewis starts in selling Farm Machinery

Farm Machinery splits from AgriPlus and starts operating as AP Machinery with Agco franchise for Gisborne. .

2006
2008

Hydraulics Limited is purchased and enveloped into Farm Machinery.

Machinery division sold to Power Farming; AP Hydraulics is founded and becomes an autonomous entity

2012
2017

The acquisition of Oil Intel’s Gisborne branch makes AP Hydraulics the leading hydraulics service provider on the East Coast.

AP Hydraulics becomes AP Plant & Machinery (APPM), and moves into the current new premises – offering complete plant and machinery solutions, under one roof.

2020

APPM are NZ-wide distributors for: Amca valves, Argo Hytos filtration, Badesnost control valves, Banner hose presses, Hydropack gear pumps, Kawasaki axial piston pumps, M+S hydraulic motors, Staffa hydraulic motors, TDZ Cetop valves and TDZ vane pumps.

I’VE BROKEN DOWN

Our team understands the cost of downtime and the urgency that is needed to get you back up and going whatever the application.