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About us

Handling Equipment Canterbury (HEC) is based in Christchurch, main city of the province of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Since 2012, the company has operated as a major distributor of a wide range of products from top-brand suppliers of: Lifting Equipment, Transport Lashing Equipment, Height Safety, Ag Quip Fittings, Rigging Hardware, Rescue & Medical, Workwear & Protection, Marine & Stainless, Materials Handling.

Product Testing

HEC is a major provider of facilities for the testing and inspection of Lifting & Height Safety equipment.

After inspection, clients will have the ability to log in to their equipment register at any time to view or download their register and inspection certificates. This flexibility and usability can be of major assistance in expediting processes.

With almost 20 years combined experience testing and certifying all kinds of lifting and height safety equipment in the South Island, our knowledgeable staff have the expertise needed to provide efficient solutions for all of your certification requirements.

We have the capability to source parts both locally and internationally to repair, service and generally keep your lifting equipment in top condition for use in tough industrial environments.

With our high level of service and experienced staff we are well placed to take on the responsibility of all your Lifting & Height safety certification requirements.

Mission, Vision and Our Beliefs


To deliver an extensive range of equipment, meeting all safety and quality standards with superior after sales service.

Our vision is to be New Zealand´s leading distributor of the products in which we specialize, providing a wide variety of competitively priced brands, whilst offering the industry maximum quality and safety in all respects.

Our beliefs represent the essence of our customer service:

  • We believe each client brings unique needs and requirements;
  • We believe each client deserves the best product at the most reasonable price;
  • We believe in working tirelessly to provide each client with the ideal solution;
  • We believe understanding the business helps provide that solution.