The McKay Group

Our experience is built on decades of technical expertise and creativity and translates into our innovative approach to electrical solutions. Our diverse portfolio expands across sectors, industries and countries, giving us the resources to undertake any electrical project. From marine to switchboard manufacturing, the McKay Group can offer second to none electrical services.

Company Structure


The McKay Group is comprised of seven main operating divisions
Wardchandler Cervina MGENZ Maintenir McKay USA NBsmartcities

McKay Group Companies


Having started providing electrotechnology services in 1936, McKay is a historic New Zealand electrical company with a depth of experience in providing end to end electrical solutions for a wide range of industries and sectors. McKay is the parent brand and has acquired and started a range of companies under the McKay Group name in order to serve all electrical needs.

With a history spanning more than 50 years, MGE are experts in the switchboard industry, redefining the reliability and quality of switchboard products. The business was acquired by McKay in 2010 and became The McKay Group’s official switchboard division, enabling McKay to provide full electrical design and manufacturing services in-house.

Ward Chandler has over 50 years of experience in the electrical industry and is one of the leading contracting companies in the market today. In December 2015 the McKay Group acquired Auckland-based Ward Chandler Electrical Ltd making them one of the largest electrical solutions organisation in New Zealand.

Cervina specialises in providing customized electrical design automation solutions to the international marine industry. The business was acquired by McKay in 2015, allowing the McKay group to undertake any electrical marine project. Together their knowledge of the marine market is unrivalled and attracts clients from across the globe.

Maintenir is a joint venture company, bringing together the experience and skills of four successful New Zealand companies in delivering total engineering maintenance and project solutions for heavy industry organisations. McKay started this joint venture alongside Culham Engineering, United Civil Construction and ISS.

NB SmartCities NZ is a New Zealand based joint venture between NB SmartCities PTY LTD and McKay Group. NB SmartCities specialises in the development of smart city real estate through LED street light upgrades. On the back of modular concepts, NB SmartCities NZ deploy future proof and advanced IoT and ITS networks.

McKay USA LLC is a subsidiary of McKay ltd, established in 2008, registered and insured in Connecticut USA. The USA division extends our talented resource pool of experienced engineers and electricians and enables McKay to serve international clients. The USA division works extensively on complex marine electrical projects.

Together we have the skill and expertise to undertake any electrical project

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