• Stuart Joynt, Production Manager

    Stu has been with AES since 2009. He is responsible for looking after the daily allocation of work throughout the factory, both production and workshop. Stu works closely with our fitter-turner-toolmaker and our apprentice to ensure we complete as much of our own maintenance as possible and keep the cogs ticking over without delay.

  • Fred Jones, Stores Controller

    Fred has a busy and varied role at AES. He is always on the go ensuring the stores are running smooth and efficiently. Fred has looks after our export orders to Australia and Malaysia as well as our purchasing and stock control for the store. Fred's weekends are kept busy with his young family, and his interest in fishing. [...]

  • Kiran Sidhu, Design Engineer

    Kiran started at AES in 2013 completing his work experience during his final year at AUT studying a Bachelor of mechanical engineering degree. From then to now Kiran has developed many skills and offers the team a broad range of engineering specialties, as well as general engineering skills he has a special interest in CAD 3d modelling and drawings, [...]


Established in 1982, Advanced Engineering Services (AES) is a full service engineering firm specialising in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hardware systems.

AES has a reputation for supplying quality door and window hardware solutions to architects, door and window manufacturers, joinery and construction firms.

100% New Zealand owned and operated, AES services include design, prototyping, manufacturing and dispatch services. Combining over 35 years of engineering knowledge, expert skills and continuous investment in technology, with AES you can be confident they will deliver a solution to fit your business.

Customer Testimonials

…..Delivering components of quality in short leadtimes throghout the country is critically important.Stu and his team are aware of this and have always been commited to providing the best service and quality they can, often under pressure situations. Probleming solving in a timely manner is one of the companies strengths.

Darrell Gane, Altus

….. this artisan workmanship has been possible due to design considerations made in detailed 3D CAD shop drawings and
perfected before manufacture, then used to programe the most modern CNC machineryavailable.
…. I have found Stuart Wilson and his firm to be honest, resourceful, lateral thinkers,
obliging, I have no hesitation in recommending Advanced Engineering Services for any job, time
would allow them to consider….

Robert Piacun, BArch, Grandvue Joinery Ltd

….. AES has been a crucial partner in achieving this outcome through their culture of innovative thinking, best practice manufacturing and great customer service. AES comes highly recommended….

Dave Burggraaf, Product Developer


Here we have range of different projects we have completed, showcases the full range of  manufacturing processes and skills.



Quality Architectural Hardware is manufactured under our Zebratti Brand.

The substantial range includes bifold, sliding and door furniture systems.

AES undertakes bespoke hardware projects.



As a specialized manufacturer, we provide a full service package, taking an idea to a finished product quickly while keeping costs low.