About Us


You need a team that solves problems.

Need just one custom part or thousands mass produced? We scale production for you. Need it overnight? We best get started. Don't have a plan for your design? We will draw one up.

Founded in 1997, this is the benchmark Neil Precision set when Hans took the helm in 2012. W
ith over 30 years of experience in the industry, Neil Precision runs out of Hans passion for designing, building, rebuilding, repairing and machining parts. All to the same perfection and precision quality.

Starting from a homely shed in Horotio, we are now a engineering workshop that pride ourselves on personal service and cost-effective solutions to every client’s needs.


The man who sets the benchmark


Hans van Den Dolder qualified as a fitter turner in 1986 in South Africa. Working for a weapons manufacturer in various roles ranging from prototyping to fabricating 155mm Howitzer artillery barrels. Leaving South Africa to live in the Netherlands, Hans worked with companies machining parts for the food, automotive and heating industries.

Immigrating to New Zealand, farming machinery and then steel furniture manufacturer was his engineering call. Among all this, Hans has designed and built de-mountable staging, retractable seating; camper vans and parts; as well as rotary dairy components. 

This range of experience and exposure to different work environments has been the key to success for Neil Precision in the engineering industry.



The Team

Meet the people behind the machines


Director - Engineer

With more then 35 years experience across multiple industries, Hans has the knowledge to look at your problem, draft blueprint's and engineer a solution quickly with excellent workmanship.



Engineering runs in the family and working alongside Hans, Melinda runs the milling and turning. Bringing calculated, high technical skill to each engineering project.



Proficient and with an eye for detail, June is often found working the lathe. An industrious engineer, always looking for ways to streamline designs and build more efficient machinery.