About Us

We are a Dunedin-based engineering business specialising in:


  • Primary Food Processing equipment and layout design, fabrication, installation and servicing.
  • Industrial shutdowns and overhauls for Primary Food Processing plants, Timber and Mining industries.
  • Construction structural steelwork, certified welding
  • General Engineering Services with a fully equipped machine shop


We are a family business that prides itself on having the highest level of engineering skill and experience and in providing our customers with the highest possible level of customer service and satisfaction.

Our fully qualified engineering team have more than 100 years of combined experience. We are proven problem solvers with the ability to tackle large scale projects as well as being agile enough to undertake smaller projects with ease.

Whatever your needs are, come and have a chat to our team, to see how we can help on your next project.

Meet The Team

Mike Todd

Mike Todd

Owner and General Manager

Mike is a Trade Qualified Fabricator/Welder and has over 30 years’ experience in the engineering industry.

Since starting Todd Engineering in 2004, Mike has steadily grown and developed the business, which now offers a full range of engineering services including welding, fabrication, fitting, machining, press work and plate rolling in steel, stainless, aluminium and plastics. It also offers specialist industrial installation project work as well as maintenance and shutdown engineering services across a range of industries.

Mitch Lavender

Mitch Lavender

Operations Manager

Mitch, who is a partner at Todd Engineering Ltd, is a highly skilled engineer with vast experience in the Primary Food Processing sector. Whilst working at Milmeq he travelled to many parts of the world leading crews, installing equipment particularly for the meat processing industry. Mitch is Operations Manager at Todd Engineering and oversees all day-to-day operations of manufacturing, fabrication, installation and commissioning.

Mitch prides himself on being a problem solver. A can-do attitude and hands on approach to problem solving, ensure that no matter the challenge, the team at Todd Engineering can get the job done.

Brent Walker

Brent Walker

Design Manager

Brent comes on board at Todd Engineering with an extensive range of Design & Project engineering experience. Having previously worked at Emslie’s, H. E. Gardner’s, Millers Mechanical, Heat & Control Au, Milmeq & Wiley.

Brent was an Adv Trade Qualified Fabricator for his first 8 years of working experience before studying NZCE Mechanical, while progressing on as a design draftsman at H. E. Gardner’s for a further 7 years. Since 1996, he has spent 28 years as Design Engineer / Project engineer & Senior
Design engineer at Millers Mechanical, Heat & control, Milmeq, Wiley and currently now for Todd Engineering.

He brings to Todd Engineering a range of complementary Design / Project management skills and experience in the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of equipment associated with a wide range of Primary Food Processing industries.

Brent offers plant layout & process design solutions plus full detailed drawings for manufacturing and installation, also leads & mentors a small, dedicated team of designers.

Ken Brogan

Ken Brogan

Engineering Project Manager

Ken offers over 40 years’ experience in the engineering industry. The main areas of work before joining the Todd Engineering team was;

  1. Fulton Hogan Ltd – Servicing and Manufacture of various Plant and equipment for the roading, manufacturing and processing sectors.
  2. JM Davies – Design and development of bespoke machinery, integrating electric and hydraulic controls for transport and hydro generation.
  3. Milmeq (Millers Mechanical) – Project Management, design and develop standard products, prototype equipment and systems for the primary food processing sector, from sales through design and manufacture to programmed maintenance once installed.
  4. Todd Engineering Ltd – Since joining the team at Todd Engineering, Ken has been able bring his project management skills to help streamline day-to-day structural steel work, while still continuing to support the meat works industry and promote growth in this area of the business.

Health and Safety


Todd Engineering Ltd operate under a rigorous Health & Safety Policy and we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the business. Whether employee, contractor, supplier or customer, your safety is our top priority. All our staff are well versed in safe work practices. We have Certified Welders with confined space, working at heights, EWP tickets and Site Safe training.

Health and safety in our business starts from the top and we encourage open communication between all members of the business when it comes to their safety. We strive to continually improve our systems and processes to ensure better outcomes for all.


03 456 4283


7:30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday


26 Orari Street,
South Dunedin, Otago