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My son Caelan working on a project with me. 


Hi there, my name is Pete and i am the owner and operator of Renegade Electrics - Automation + Control Limited,  based   in the Bay of Plenty we service all of   New Zealand and beyond. We offer custom automation and control solutions for any small projects along with offering custom programmed  controllers for a variety of everyday control tasks . Please see our shop for some of the options available. 


We build small agricultural, commercial and light industrial  control panels  complete with  the PLC controller  and programming. Typically no more than 128 PLC I/O's .   We can and do provide technical support,  service repairs, breakdowns and preventative maintenance services for all products and services offered. We can offer wireless Modbus remote control options along with global networking capabilities so you can access, monitor and control your equipment  from your smart phone or tablet device from anywhere providing a world wide web internet network connection is accessible.


I started my  career in my home country, on the south coast of England, commencing a 5 year electrical apprenticeship in 1991, as a Marine Electrical Fitter for Vosper Thornycroft Controls Division UK and also studied at Highbury College of Technology for 5 consecutive years to obtain my City & Guilds (2320) in  Electrical and Electronic Engineering, City + Guilds (2391) in Electrical Testing, Inspection + Certification, Comp-EX (07/08) Hazardous Area Installation, Testing, Inspection + Certification and  also City & Guilds (2010) in Basic Engineering Competences to obtain my full electro-mechanical license status.


Originally specializing in the manufacture and installation of VCS (Versatile Control Systems) control  panels and power distribution panels  for Type 23 Destroyers and 56M Patrol Vessels for the Ministry of Defense. 

From  1997 to 2001,  I was employed by GEA Aeromatic-Fielder, specialising in "In House"  pharmaceutical machine process control equipment, including PMA mixers and Fluid Bed Driers. All equipment was designed and built using EXD/EXE/Flameproof/Intrinsically Safe  enclosures and controls .  Work included custom control panel builds, machine/equipment assembly and wiring,  field service  repairs, maintenance and onsite installation and commissioning of new plant and the UK and in France.

From 2001  to 2009, i was employed by GEA DRB  - a specialist electrical contractor  for BP within the petroleum sector for the Hazardous Area process and control of petroleum, diesel  and LPG fuels along with testing and inspection of hazardous areas and the commercial maintenance of  all plant  machines and equipment.

In  2009 I emigrated to New Zealand, and after working for a now "defunct" commercial electrical contractor  for a couple of years, in 2012, I left to pursue my own commercial electrical services contracting business providing  electrical maintenance services and response maintenance. In 2017 i began to wind this business down to part time, while I pursued my other business venture.


In 2020, after successfully launching  my other business , and being  a person who is primarily  purpose driven, and a  person who needs variety,  I decided to refocus on my electrical business but to specialise  solely  with what I enjoy most, automation and process control. So we  rebranded  to Renegade Electrics -Automation + Control.

We source /carry in stock most of our specialist Schneider controllers and sensors  direct from overseas suppliers so we can competitively compete within the market place to offer our customers  fast turn arounds, value for money and faster returns on investments. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss your requirements with me.




Mob: 021-0298-1942


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