The merger of two of Southland's oldest engineering companies has provided a one-stop engineering service of outstanding quality and commitment.


JK's & WBe Ltd is the amalgamation of two of Southland’s oldest engineering companies, J K Stevenson Ltd (JKs) and Wilson Bros. Engineering Ltd (WBe).

JKs was established in 1907 and WBe in 1919, together offering a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only throughout Southland, but to New Zealand and overseas.

JK’s & WBe Ltd is a company that is very active in the heavy fabrication and structural steel areas as well as having a comprehensive Design and Engineering department and Southland's largest CNC Machine Shop.

They have built numerous multi-storey complexes in the Queenstown and Central Otago area, as well as all of the 40 metre tourist vessels for Real Journeys.

 JK’s & WBe Ltd has fabricated and installed numerous Coal Hoppers, Receivers and undertaken large scale projects throughout the region for NZ Aluminium Smelters, Solid Energy, The Alliance Group, Southport, Southwood Exports and a number of other major industries.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a practical solution, from concept through to commissioning




Structural steel fabrication
JK's & WBe also have the expertise and facilities to undertake a large range of engineering work including:
*  Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection
*  Steel Plate Fabrication
*  Steel Plate Profiling and Forming
*  General Engineering
*  Aluminium Fabrication and Welding
*  Marine fabrication


JK's & WBe Ltd use AutoDesk Inventor 2013 in our up to the minute Design and Draughting Department.


With their large floor space and Southland's largest plate forming equipment, coupled with a CNC Press, JK’s & WBe  have the room, technology and equipment to undertake a wide range of tasks.

Machine Shop

Our fully equipped Machine Shop utilisies GibbsCam to create CNC files, directly linking your drawings to our CNC machinery.


Material Certificates for Materials, Weld Procedures, Welder Qualification, Welding Inspection, Surface Treatment, Paint Documentation and Inspection.

JK's & WBe Ltd also shares an immediate boundary with Pneumatic Contractors Ltd.



The company has a stable and highly trained workforce of 32 employees.


5,100 square metres serviced by 6 - 5 tonne capacity overhead electric traveling cranes.

JK's & WBe's plate department offers Southland's largest capacity Brake Press (350t). 

Equipment includes:

  • 3.7 metres wide x 12mm plate guillotine

  • 2.4 metres wide x 12mm plate rolls

  • 300 tonne Press Brake

  • "Falcon 23"co-ordinate drive profile gas cutting machine with six heads.

  • CNC controlled 12 metre bed.

  • Standard welding equipment including M I G

  • 8 tonne and 10 tonne mobile cranes

  • Sandblasting and painting facilities adjacent to the workshop.

Contact: Mike Harrison

+64 274 384 936

190 Mersey Street, CBD, Invercargill 9840, Southland, New Zealand.



Provision of 40+ meter boats for Fiordland Travel and Real Journeys Ltd.

Fabrication and installation of New Zealand Aluminium Smelter, (one of the top 20 largest aluminium smelters in the world), followed by Upgrade of NZAS.

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