Over many years SCE has built a strong reputation of being able to supply key solutions to clients across various industry sectors. We continue to focus on how we can assist our clients in improving their business success.

Southern Cross Engineering (SCE) offers a wide range of engineering services


Southern Cross Engineering (SCE) operates throughout New Zealand, Australia and also handles major projects throughout the Pacific Rim countries and Antarctica, with manufacturing premises in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Professional engineers and qualified technicians service the heavy structural, mechanical engineering, saw milling and wood re-processing industries.

The facilities in Christchurch are housed in approximately 5,500m² of manufacturing machine shop, steel fabrication and assembly departments. The Christchurch factory has a total crane capacity of two 12.5 tonne cranes, two 5 tonne cranes, one 10 tonne crane and an 8 tonne mobile crane. SCE Christchurch has an onsite design and drawing office staffed with fully qualified design engineers and draughtsman equipped with 7 stations running Autodesk Inventor 3D and AutoCAD 2D.

In 1954 Southern Cross Engineering was established with a commitment to technical expertise, quality, innovation and service. It has the same philosophy today.

In 2021, SCE was acquired by MHM Automation. Today SCE is a key product brand of MHM Automation, with a focus on providing industry-leading grain stackers, pressure vessels and boilers, timber processing equipment and specialised solutions for Antarctica, along with servicing and spare parts. The capabilities of SCE have been combined with other MHM capabilities in fabrication, automation and design to deliver a fully integrated service to our customers.

SCE places importance on its Quality Assurance Programme and has adopted the ISO9001 international quality standard.



SCE has three branches throughout Australasia


innovative designs

By constantly seeking improvement we can push the performance of our designs to new levels.


spare parts planned

Ensure production is maintained with a sound spare parts programme.


production capabilities

Our facilities can handle from the small to full plant design and manufacture.