About Absolute Tooling Solutions

Background and Expertise

Welcome to Absolute Tooling Solutions, your trusted partner in precision engineering and manufacturing solutions for over 20 years.  Located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, our team of skilled precision engineers bring ideas to life through design, build, and precision engineering solutions.

We have worked with hundreds of companies, on thousands of design and engineering solutions both locally and internationally.

Absolute Tooling has expertise in toolmaking and mould making, CAD modelling, plastic injection moulding, blow moulding, tooling for die casting, extrusion tooling, press tooling, and foam tooling.

We have experience in design and build work for custom machinery. We also rebuild, modify and repair custom and specialist machinery. We can model and 3D Print replacement parts for many machines, or we can machine new parts from steels, alloys, and specialist plastics, according to your needs.

Our capabilities include the following:

  • Full 3D CAD modelling and engineering design
  • CNC machining and CNC turning
  • Spark erosion
  • Surface grinding
  • MIG and TIG Welding
  • Micro-Welding
  • 3D Printing
  • Fabrication
  • Tooling
  • Plastic Injection Moulding
  • and all the expertise that you would expect from a first rate precision engineering shop.

We work with designers and design engineers, plant managers, production managers and individuals with the need to develop new products which require tooling solutions, or other specialist engineering requirements.

We have particular expertise in the food processing industry, packaging, and working with entrepreneurs to develop new products and to get them to market on time and to budget.

Responsiveness and Quality

We have a top team and we pride ourselves on responsiveness, quality, and focusing on our clients’ needs to deliver first rate service to them.


We have a highly competent team of toolmakers and CAD designers with a vast range of experience in all aspects of toolmaking and precision engineering, including moulds and dies, die casting tools, press tools, precision component manufacturing, food processing equipment and repair/maintenance of industrial plant equipment.


We often deal with clients who are developing or own significant Intellectual Property. 

When working with Absolute Tooling, you can be assured of total confidentiality for your projects and the associated IP.

If you do not have a non-disclosure agreement, we can provide one for you at commencement of the project.

Happy Customers

Matta Products Ltd have had tooling built at ATS since 1991.

The majority of these tools are 1.5 tonne and over. Not only are they large and also complex in design, the quality is first class.

In recent years we have looked at and been tempted by the cheap tooling prices available from China. In the end we have always stuck with the ATS team, due to the service, design expertise, and input into product development.

We also see them as a vital support industry to our business and see them as a top tool making company in New Zealand.
Tim Scott - Matta Products Ltd