The Refrigeration division is equipped to meet the requirements of the dairy industry, including supply, installation and maintenance of all your on-farm refrigeration requirements.

Progressive supply and install Tru-Test(DTS) refrigeration units, and pre-chillers designed to provide a rapid and effective means of getting milk down to refrigerated temperatures in the timeframes required by MPI and Fonterra regulations.

Using a heat recovery unit is a efficient way of utilising an otherwise wasted resource, saving up to 53% (Tru-Test) of electricity used in water heating. Progressive can supply and install these units in new or existing set-ups.

We can also supply and install Vat managers, and data loggers which can log what your water and milk are doing before, during and after the milking process.


A heat pump is the most convenient, fast way you can control the climate in your home, reducing condensation, improving air quality indoors and offering an eco-friendly way to heat or cool your environment.

The team at Progressive can supply, install and service Mitsubishi Electric and Panasonic heat pumps and air conditioners, as well as maintenance on all other heat pump brands.


We can work with clients to develop, install and maintain commercial refrigeration and chilled water systems for industrial use in bars, restaurants, supermarkets and cool stores.

If you have any heating or cooling requirement then give the team at Progressive a call today.

Milk tank - Progressive Engineering


Milk tank - Progressive Engineering
Milk tank - Progressive Engineering


Heat Pumps - Progressive Engineering
Heat Pumps - Progressive Engineering

testimonials of our clients

what people say about progresive engineering?

"I engaged Progressive Engineering to design and implement the effluent system for our new conversion at Feldwick.
During the course of the project we had poor weather which caused delays. Progressive helped us through so we were able to milk our cows on time.
The design and build phase went very well and the system we signed up for versus what was delivered is exactly as we had hoped. The Mono pump and cobra rain gun are great products and function every bit as well as we had hoped.
The staff that worked on the job from the design and quote stage through to the team that fitted the system were most helpful and did an excellent job.
I would thoroughly recommend Progressive Engineering to install your effluent system, you will not be disappointed."

- R K Lindsay / Feldwick Lindsay Farms

what people say about progresive engineering?

"Janene and I made the decision to use Progressive Engineering to build our new shed at Otautau. This was to be our 4th Waikato shed and it seemed the logical decision to engage Progressive to build the new shed also.
We are happy with the finished result. The shed is finished to a high standard. The team that worked on the shed from the builder through to the milking machine team and the electricians were great. The shed was completed and commissioned on time and it now functions very well and is great to work in.
I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Progressive Engineering to anyone looking to build a new shed or upgrade an existing shed. The level of professionalism and quality of their work enabled the project to be completed on time. "

- Grant and Janene Dickson / Westfield Farms

what people say about progresive engineering?

After installing a set of Waikato Milking systems Ultimate ECR's c/w Swingarms and a wet - it QD0 automatic walk over teat spray system in my 36 bail herringbone shed during the winter period; i have found that these components have helped remove the intensity of the daily routine of milking the cows as well as creating a more relaxed milking environment.
I have also experienced a reduction in Somatic Cell Count Averages - down from 90 - 110,000 last year to 60 - 70,000 so far this year.
"I knew i was getting a good product from the guys at Progressive Engineering Southland but the whole package has exceeded my expectations"

- Dean Alexander / South Dairy Ltd