Company Profile

A Legacy of Innovation

Founded by James W. Jackson in 1977, Auckland’s Jackson Industries is a multi-facetted company providing diverse engineering expertise – from electrical equipment, through precision CNC machining and tooling, to composite structures and the development of bespoke polymers.

Innovation and development are the common themes running through the company’s DNA.

Family-owned-and-operated, the company’s origins lie in electrical equipment – with an emphasis on safety. It has grown into Australasia’s leading supplier of industrial power applications and portable power solutions, and is particularly well-known for its LIFEGUARD® power distribution systems.

These enclosures are manufactured in highly-resilient polyethylene, glass-reinforced plastic or stainless steel. Many of the products have become the industry standard, using components from suppliers such as Fuji Electric, ABL Sursum, Cekon, Wieland and Multicontact Earthing Systems.

Developing and manufacturing the enclosures has created and nurtured niche engineering skills – an evolutionary process which has seen the establishment of specialist divisions within Jackson Industries.

They are:

Electrical – manufacturing industrial power applications and portable power solutions

Hire & Service – hiring electrical distribution equipment to reticulate power around new building sites

Precision Machining – producing tooling and moulds for clients in an enormously varied range industry sectors

Composites Engineering – creating purpose-designed components in materials such as fibreglass, kevlar and carbon fibre

Polymers – developing specialist compounds to meet unusual composite engineering needs

Architectural Formwork – making high-precision moulds for casting concrete, extensively used in architectural applications.

Many of our projects draw on the resources from a combination of these divisions – particularly useful to clients who prefer to deal with a single solutions provider.

Being able to offer clients an ‘integrated package’, we believe, underscores our operating philosophy: a concept-to-completion approach that delivers the best outcome speedily and in the most cost-effective way.

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James W Jackson, Founder & Managing Director