About Us



Our company history dates back to 1978 when Max Tarr started working from home as an electrician, undertaking specialist industrial servicing for plastics company Allflex International.


Today, we’re proud to be an industry-leading Electrical and Mechanical service provider, with five Company divisions:

  • Industrial Electrical
  • Commercial Electrical
  • Security & Fire Alarms
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics



We have grown a lot since our beginnings more than 30 years ago. Today, our resources include:

  • 45 staff
  • 40 service/installation vans
  • Electronics repair facility
  • Electrical Assembly/Service workshop
  • Mechanical Engineering workshop
  • 16 metre Bucket Truck (EWP), Crane Truck
  • Modern well equipped purposed built offices, and work spaces



Our Industrial Electrical and Mechanical divisions have designed/built or built many major industrial plants throughout New Zealand, and we continue to service major industrial and infrastructure clients throughout the lower north island.


Our Commercial division has completed most of Manawatu’s large local projects, including the Library, Regent Theatre upgrade, Hospital extensions and Lido pool upgrade.



Association Memberships

ECANZ – Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand

NZSIA – New Zealand Security Industry Association

NZEI – New Zealand Electronics Institute

EEA - Electricity Engineers Association


Max Tarr Electrical is a Registered Master Electrician and three staff members are Registered Electrical Inspectors.




The company is 100% locally owned and operated, with continuity of management and shareholders since 1978.



Latest News

Waikanae Water Treatment Plant

Max Tarr Industrial ltd have been awarded the mechanical engineering contract to Kapiti Coast District Council Waikanae Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Masterton Waste Water Treatment Plant

Max Tarr Industrial Ltd recently installed penstocks to Masterton Waste Water Treatment Plant

Levin Waste Water Treatment Plant

Max Tarr Industrial division has completed a number of Manawatu's large local projects

Prepared Foods Plant

Max Tarr Electrical Ltd provides specialist electrical solutions to the Industrial, Commercial sectors