About us

We are an industrial automation company specializing in automated machinery design, manufacture and installation. We implement robotic solutions and work alongside other companies when needed to implement large automated and semi automated solutions.

100% owned by Palmer Design & Manufacturing Ltd, a family business. there are two divisions, Automation and industrial 3D printing. Founded by Andrew Palmer in 2011 with a history of machine building & Automation. Now Based in Waihi New Zealand.

Please see company history below:

August 2022

Move to Waihi

Moved operations from Tauranga to Waihi with much larger facilities


FPGA based PLC designed and made in NZ!

Due to challenging demands for specialized automation, we developed an FPGA control system for real-time parallel processing.


Hello NZ agritech

First automated machines custom designed and built for the kiwifruit industry.


First semi-automated machines produced.

With with a love of making machines, the first machines are made along with control systems


3D printing & CAD

The company starts out with 3D printing and design services

Nov 2011

Company founded

Andrew Palmer leaves the corporate world with 25 years experience in mass manufacturing to found Palmer Design & Manufacturing limited