Innovation in design. Excellence in Quality. Efficiency in service.

The Cuddon philosophy has a long proud history dating back more than 75 years meeting the needs of the Marlborough District and beyond.

A substantial pool of human skills, modern equipment and certified quality system ensure that we continue to provide service across a broad range of disciplines;

  • Water Engineering – Design, Installation and maintenance of all water related systems across the rural sector.
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Domestic and commercial heating and ventilation through to commercial refrigeration needs.
  • General Engineering – Design, Fabrication and Machining of carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium materials from jobbing work to large commercial projects
  • Freeze Drying Technologies – Design, Manufacture, Installation and whole of life support around the globe.
  • In particular Cuddon specialise in implementing world leading lyophilization technology in their freeze dry machines and associated freeze drying machine equipment.Cuddon Ltd’s objective is to achieve innovation in design, excellence in quality and efficiency in service.A professional and committed staff of designers, tradespeople and managers ensures that Cuddon Ltd can supply a wide range of services to industries as diverse as sea and rail transportation, aquaculture, defence, electricity generation, food processing and other engineering and manufacturing companies.

In mid 2017, Cuddon completed a 172 tonne barge for King Salmon and launched it from the building site in Picton. Here is a video of the launch and a glimpse inside this vessel which has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, and two computer rooms. It also can carry about 240 tonnes of fish feed


Following the latest NZ Government announcement on the countries COVID-19 status, Cuddon Limited is open and fully operational under Alert State Level 2 protocols. This means we are up and running and have contactless support for our client base with phone and or email contact for assistance from our team.

Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times.  Your business is important to us – but your health and wellbeing is even more important.

6th March 2020

Retirement of Chief Executive Andy Rowe 

Andy has given notice he will retire from the position of Chief Executive of Cuddon when appropriate transitional managerial arrangements have been made after having been in the position for over 13 years.

In announcing Andy’s retirement today, John Cuddon principal shareholder & Director acknowledged the contribution Andy has made to the Company & its customers.

Cuddon is a leading NZ engineering company with some 80 years of history.

Aside from undertaking a wide range of mechanical engineering, it has specialist irrigation, refrigeration & freeze dry divisions .

Cuddon freeze dryers are renowned worldwide & the majority of its dryers are exported.

A search will be undertaken to locate a new Chief Executive to continue the growth of the company.

For further information contact;

John Cuddon