About Pearson Engineering

Pearson Engineering has a history of innovation on the farm …

Working on the family farm near Matamata in the early 1970’s Robbie Pearson saw a better way of doing things.  Building on his previous foray into front end loader design in 1964 he adapted and built three loaders in 1974.  These loaders quickly became the talk of the town and had dealers knocking at his door.

This was the dawn of the innovative and now famous Quick-Tach Loader. The Quick-Tach won a Merit Award at the National Fieldays the year it was built. It is the forerunner of today’s models.

and it didn’t stop with front end loaders …

New loader models were developed over time to keep pace with the release of new tractors and new products were added to the range over time.  Their range of loaders, farm implements, grader blades and slurry handling equipment have met with outstanding success.

The business outgrew its manufacturing site on Firth Street in Matamata in 1981 and moved to its current location on Mangawhero Road.

The Pearson Engineering team now pride themselves on their ability to machine and manufacture world class products.

Customer satisfaction is a key motivator …

The commitment of our dedicated team is what makes Pearson products so successful. The focus of all our staff is service and satisfaction for the end users of our products.

The Matamata base is home to 30 staff including:

  • a design engineer (CAD solidworks),
  • fitter turners,
  • fitter welders,
  • fabricators,
  • blasters,
  • painters,
  • a parts and hydraulic service department and support staff.

Plus Pearson Engineering has sales people based around New Zealand servicing its dealer network.

Continuing the farm and engineering legacy …

After Pearson Engineering had been under Robbie’s stewardship for more than 39 years, it was time for him to retire.  Current owner Jason Tidmarsh bought the business in September 2010.

With a strong background in both farming and engineering, Jason remains faithful to the Pearson Engineering legacy.  He and the team live and breathe its ethos of great service and high quality farm equipment made in New Zealand for the New Zealand farmer.