About Us

About Mercer Stainless

J Mercer and Sons was established in 1884 by Mr James Mercer in Christchurch, New Zealand. Mercer Stainless, with one Australian and two New Zealand manufacturing plants, is an international leader in the design and manufacture of innovative technology solutions and the fabrication of stainless steel products. Our company’s ongoing commitment to providing positive solutions to wide ranging customer requirements has seen Mercer develop a respected and unique reputation for innovation, uncompromising craftsmanship and quality performance.

As a result of this proven commitment to excellence Mercer is today a major force in the design of innovative engineered materials handling equipment solutions, other conveying equipment and the supply of customised stainless steel components and fabrication throughout the world.

1884 J Mercer & Sons established
1890 South Island Dairy Association established
1920 Silver Dolphin Industries established as manufacturing arm of South Island Dairy Association
1980 South Island Dairy purchased J Mercer & Sons in 1980 and continued trading under names “J Mercer & Sons” and “Silver Dolphin”
1988 Broadway Industries purchased South Island Dairy, fully integrated Silver Dolphin and J Mercer & Sons, and started trading as Mercer
Stainless Ltd
1998 Purchased AiCO Materials Handling and integrated into Mercer Stainless
2003 Purchased Medisys and started new division of Mercer Medical
2004 Started new division of Mercer Technologies integrating Mercer Medical and AiCO Products, and to focus on new R&D projects
2004 Purchased Equipment Maintenance Ltd, owners of the BetaVac brand, and integrated it into Mercer Technologies
2007 Purchased InMotion Engineering, in Australia
2008 Purchase of Duratech Wholesale and integrated into Mercer Products
2009 Mercer Technologies split between Mercer Medical and Mercer Stainless, 3 companies formed under the Mercer Group
• Mercer Stainless – Industrial fabrication and design, including AiCO and BetaVac machinery
• Mercer Products – Suppliers of kitchen, laundry and bathroom equipment
• Mercer Medical – Medical equipment, incubators, cleaning equipment and sterilisers