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AxFlow’s Brown Brothers Engineers New Zealand acquires Galbraith Engineering Ltd and becomes Oceania's largest fluid handling supplier

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Acquiring Galbraith gives Brown Brothers NZ access to Oceania and strengthens the fire pump position while solidifying the Groups market leadership.

Galbraith Engineering - a family-owned business – is recognized as New Zealand’s leading fire pump specialists, designing and manufacturing diesel and electric fire pumps under the Firewater brand. In addition to this, Galbraith also builds pump sets for irrigation, snowmaking and frost fighting. They also supply consultancy and system design, pump commissioning, pump performance testing, pipe fabrication and maintenance and repair. Galbraith has 14 employees with headquarters in Christchurch and a service base in Auckland.

 “We have been in the business for 28 years and we’ve come to the point where we were looking for a strategic partner that could take us to the next level. We know Brown Brothers New Zealand for many years now and we see them as a like-minded organization with an eye for future growth,” says Steve Galbraith, General Manager and part-owner of Galbraith Engineering.

“There is a continuous demand for fire pumps in the commercial world of warehousing, fuel terminals, oil and gas, and a wide range of industrial sectors. Having Galbraith Engineering in the Group will allow us to consolidate the fire business in Oceania region and partner with Kelair Pumps for high-end applications,” says John Inkster, Managing Director of Brown Brothers Engineering Group and continues: “As one large Group, we’ll be well-positioned to continuously take market shares in Oceania while strengthening our strong supplier relationships and attract the best talents.”

For further information, please contact:

Ole Weiner, CEO of AxFlow Holding,
+46 (0)8 545 476 72,

Lars Carlson, CFO of AxFlow Holding,
+46 (0)702 74 05 35,

John Inkster, Managing Director Brown Brothers Engineering Australia & New Zealand
M: +61 (0)407 858 297,