Hendl & Murray Engineering can trace its roots back to 1976 when, on the back of 17 years with the NZ Co-operative Dairy Company as a maintenance engineer, Ron Hendl founded the company as a sole trader.

In 1980 Hendl & Murray Engineering was formed when Jim Murray, who had also worked as a maintenance engineer with the NZ Co-operative Dairy Company, entered the business. The first workshop was opened the same year on King Street in Frankton, Hamilton.

Noel Hendl joined the company in 1984, followed by Neil Edwards in 1985. In 1987 HME moved to a larger premises purchased by Hendl & Murray also in Frankton on Bandon Street. In late 1996 Jim Murray left the company to pursue other business interests.

Over the ensuring years the business continued to grow and in November 1999, having outgrown its Bandon Street premises, the company moved to its current location in Tawa Street, Melville, Hamilton. HME’s workshop capacity has also increased since it moved to Tawa Street to meet the company’s growth and workshop needs.

Ron Hendl has stepped back from the operational side of the business which is now primarily handled by co-company directors, Neil Edwards and Noel Hendl. As founder, Ron continues to have a strong interest/involvement in the company on a daily basis.