MI Stainless provides stainless steel engineering and fabrication services to various industries including deep-sea and coastal fishery operations; the food and dairy industry; wineries and general engineering firms. We also offer services in mild steel and alloy to clients in a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors.

As a design driven organization, we work closely with our clients to create solutions that are precisely tailored to needs. The versatility of Computer Aided Design combined with the human expertise of our staff lets us carry out complex one-off designs. In fact the ability to create innovative design solutions is now a cornerstone of our business and forms a significant part of our workshop output.

Our Engineering workshop in Vickerman Street, Port Nelson is fitted out with a comprehensive range of machinery, enabling efficient production to time critical deadlines. We carry a range of plate and tube in stock and can source custom sizes and component parts on short deadlines.


Plasma cutting: We offer a comprehensive Computer Controlled Cutting Service (CNC) with the ability to convert files direct from DXF, DWG or scanned from a hand sketch or photo. Our plate bed is capable of taking 6.200m x 2.800m sheet size. We cut Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium and any conductive metals (i.e. copper, brass, etc.) from 1.5mm to 30mm thick. We can supply plate or cut your own.

Guillotine: 2.50 metres long. Can cut up to 3mm thickness mild steel & stainless and up to 5mm thickness aluminium. Others: Equipment includes; Band Saws, Cold Cut Saws and Orbital GF Saws.

Pressing / Folding / Forming

Press Brake: 3 metres long. Can press up to 3mm thickness stainless & mild steel sheet and 5mm thickness aluminium sheet.

Hand folders - for light bending work

Tube Benders - for forming from ½ inch to 1½ inch diameter tube.


We have TIG, MIG, ARC and Spot welders, to carry out fabrication of all Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and Aluminium materials together with Caddy (portable) welders for on-site work. 

Weld Procedures and Qualified welders: Dairy Ticket AS/NZS 2980 & Asme1X


With a variety of Lathes, Mills and Drill Presses, we are capable of machining components to highly exacting specifications.

Polishing / Finishing

Our facility is equipped with polishing equipment and portable hand polishers to buff items to any standard of finish required. In addition, we have a custom built glass bead blasting cabin for finishing stainless to a matt, brushed finish.