About Us

Located close to Central Otago’s fruit growing region, EB’s are specialists in fruit-handling conveyors and equipment that ensures growers excellent returns on their premium products.

Our machinery has revolutionised the sorting, sizing, packing and grading of cherries throughout the industry.  Ongoing innovation in packhouse systems has resulted in an evergrowing list of complementary products, including cherry bagging systems, bucket-wash, semi and automatic weigh systems.

We have also developed complete packhouse systems for handling fruits and vegetables such as apples, apricots and potatoes.

We believe there is no limit to the produce handling needs that we can service. Every system we design is unique to meet your specific needs.

History

EB Engineering Solutions was established as E B McDonald Ltd in 1945  by Ebb McDonald as a tractor/farm machinery repair shop in Crawford Street.

Employee's Joe Wansink and Bill Hunsche bought the company in 1964, deciding to change its focus from farming to industrial maintenance (including such brands as Shacklocks, Reid Farmers, Dalgety) and special projects (boats, gang mowers, coring machines, presses to name a few).

Since then we have been actively developing our resources to meet the needs of a changing industry. In June 1998 we received our registration as a Telarc Q-Base Registered Supplier.

In 2002 we simplified our name to EB's Engineering Solutions, which we felt reflected the variety of services we offer our customers.

And then in 2012 we dropped the 's from EB's to trade as EB Engineering Solutions.

Our People

Greg Wansink

Greg Wansink, Managing Director

Greg Wansink draws on over 35 years of experience in engineering. An innovator who leads the charge with design concepts, it’s his job to orchestrate the team when problem solving.

He’s a fan of practical, cost-effective engineering solutions and close working relationships with customers to better meet their needs and expectations. When he’s not running the show, you’ll find him playing squash or crossing his fingers that the weather’s warm enough for water skiing.

NZCE (MECH), NZIM (Sup)

Donna Wansink

Donna Wansink, Director

Donna works closely with the customers to ensure nothing is missed or overlooked and there are no surprises along the way.

She is committed to EB's maintaining high standards in all of its public relations and ensures clear lines of communication for all parties. A natural ‘doer’, she’s a keen gardener, walker, tramper and regular gym-goer.

Nick Wansink

Nick Wansink, Design Engineer

Nick takes your concept drawings and brings them to life by assembling it into a workable platform to work from.

Using 3D CAD, he puts the engineering jigsaw together to form a complete layout before workshop drawings go to the manufacturing stage. Dedicated to indoor and outdoor pursuits, Nick’s into both gaming and extreme sports, particularly wakeboarding. ‘If it looks dangerous, it's probably fun!’.

Wayne Perkins

Wayne Perkins, Development Manager

Wayne has been involved in farming and agriculture his whole life and understands some of the unique issues facing those who live off the land.

Wayne is always keen to develop something new and different and his farming background often helps him think outside the box. Actively involved in the raising of his three boys his knowledge of athletics, ice hockey and wrestling is continually growing.