Complete Heavy Lifting & Levelling Service


Meccanico are mechanical jacking specialists. We are unique: providing a bespoke, end-to-end heavy lifting and levelling service, which can also include major works such as:

Seismic Base Isolation
Structural & Earthquake Strengthening
Roof Lifting & Propping
Engineering & Surveying
Excavation & Demolition
Concreting & Backfilling

Mechanical Jacking Specialists

Meccanico has the capacity to work on Commercial and Industrial projects throughout New Zealand, including Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. We are regarded by many as being the best lifting and levelling team in New Zealand, and Meccanico is unusual in the New Zealand lifting industry for also having in-house Registered Engineers and Licensed, Platinum Certified Builders.

Our South Island head office is in Christchurch, our North Island head office is in  Auckland. Contact Meccanico


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Rod Moore

Managing Director

Rod has significant experience in lifting works, including many multi-storey heavy structures. His drive to deliver perfection led to Meccanico’s reputation for providing unique, engineered solutions for even the most challenging projects and sites.

Rod’s insistence on excellence means never settling for the ‘status quo’. To provide clients with the most precise, timely and cost-effective results possible, he travelled to Europe for additional training with the largest hydraulic specialist in Europe. Rod continues to research advances in technology used internationally for heavy lifting and levelling.

Prior to establishing Meccanico, Rod also worked on multi-level Commercial construction projects such as hotels, retail, and project managing tenancy fit-outs at Christchurch International Airport – including First Class lounges.


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Stuart Moore


Stuart is a highly-experienced Licensed Building Practitioner and Platinum Certified Builder. He gained his Apprenticeship in the late 1970͛s, built homes in Lower Hutt, then built schools in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. On his return to New Zealand, Stuart started his own business in Wellington – building cottages, re-levelling and renovating homes.

From 1986, Stuart worked on Residential and Commercial new builds in Christchurch – including multi-level Commercial construction projects, Christchurch International Airport, and Government contracts. In response to the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes.

Stuart formed a lifting and levelling company with Rod Moore. Stuart’s knowledge, skill and experience were instrumental in Meccanico providing a complete heavy lifting and levelling service.

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Malina Moore

Administrator & Marketing Manager
BTchLn (Bachelor of Teaching and Learning)

Malina joined Meccanico in 2016 – after many years in a successful teaching career, she was looking for a new and exciting challenge. As her understanding of the heavy lifting and levelling industry has grown, Malina has become critical to the back-office management of our business, and in helping to drive the continued success and future expansion of Meccanico Ltd.


Barry Knowles

RB Knowles & Associates
BSc, ME (Civil), CEng (UK), MICE, CPEng (NZ), RIPNZ, IntPEng

A highly-respected engineer, Barry has considerable experience in the provision of mechanical jacking equipment for lifts of various types, and supervision of lifts. This includes, following the Canterbury earthquakes, designing lifting equipment and checking setups for lifting and horizontal positioning (sliding / skidding).

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George Bailey


A heavy construction specialist, George has coordinated crane activity and supervised concrete panel placement for many large-scale construction projects across Canterbury. Equally proficient in foundation excavation and construction, George contributes a wealth of experience to the Meccanico team.

George oversees high lifts, sliding, re-levelling, and underpinning. He strives for perfection and sets exceptional standards for his team – a team that he regards as the industry’s best.

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Dr. Wei Zhang

Business Development Manager (Auckland)
PhD – Doctoral Degree in Materials, Water and Soil Engineering

Wei provides strategic advice in marketing development, construction management and engineering consultancies. His work spans technical engineering, and business development – building relationships with key customers and local governments. Wei’s career in construction management and infrastructure development has included the sign-off of over 20 large-scale construction and infrastructure projects – together worth over NZD$120 million.