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The ARA Group has a strong presence in New Zealand. Since the ARA Group was established in 2001, we have grown the company both organically and through strategic business acquisitions. 

The ARA Group comprises four complementary operating divisions – ARA Electrical, ARA Products, ARA Fire & Security and ARA Property Services. In New Zealand, the underlying products and services of each division and the companies that are a part of each division are:

ARA Products – manufactures a range of high security products and commercial doors; and distributes electronic security products. This division includes well-known New Zealand company Metalbilt as well as ARA Shelters and ARA Hardware

ARA Fire & Security – provides installation and service of electronic security systems and fire protection systems and has a strong presence in New Zealand. The division includes ARA Servcore and ARA Marine.  

ARA Property Services – provides building maintenance and repair services, cleaning services and installation and service of air conditioning and building automation systems. This division includes ARA Building Services

“Reflecting on ARA’s growth has affirmed our confidence in both our vision and our people. The hard work and collaborative effort of our employees is essential to providing the high level of service our clients require of us.”

Edward Federman,

Executive Chair and Managing Director of the ARA Group

Integration of & solutions for electronic security and fire protection.

Fire Protection

Inspection & Testing

Sprinkler Systems

Detection & EWIS Systems

Passive & Fire Doors

Portable Systems

Special Hazards

Fire suppression systems

Electronic Security

Access Control

Intrusion Systems


ATM Security

Electronic Security Solutions

Safes, Vaults & Teller Units

Locksmith Services

Marine Services

Fire Fighting Systems
& Equipment

Air Systems

Pressure vessels, Relief Valves
& Mechanical Equipment

Ships Boats & davits

Lifeboats & Davits

Ship Repair &
Underwater Services

Marine Electrical
& Automation

Commercial cleaning, building services & building energy management. 

Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning

Healthcare Cleaning

Food Processing Cleaning 

Grounds Maintenance 

Waste Management & Recycling

Building Services

Remedial Building Repairs

Insurance Building Repairs

24/7 Emergency Service

Exterior & Interior Design

Fit Outs of Interior Spaces

Multi-trade Services

Thermal Imaging

Building Maintenance

Mechanical Services

HVAC Design

Mechanical Ventilation

Air Conditioning & Chiller Plants

Building Automation

Energy Management & Metering

Electrical, high voltage, data & engineering.

Electrical Services

High Voltage Services

Low Voltage Services

Engineering Solutions

Installation Services

Switchboards Mobile

Switch Rooms

Data Centres

Structured Cabling

Distribution & manufacturing.

Manufacturing of

Commercial Doors

Industrial Doors

High Security Doors

Physical Security Systems

Ballistic Glass

Bollards, Gates
& Commercial Bicycle Racks

Joinery & Lockers

Electronic Security Products

Access Control


Photo ID Systems

Identity Security

Architectural Hardware

Highlights from the ARA Story

The ARA Group is established.
  2003 – 2006
ARA achieves organic growth of 50 per cent.
ARA becomes an employee-owned company.
ARA expands into New Zealand.

ARA acquires CMC Property Services.


ARA purchases Metalbilt and Danks.

ARA reaches new heights with a record revenue of $555 million. ARA continues to expand in New Zealand with new acquisition Neda Facilities Management (NFM) and Metalbilt.
ARA achieves a 10th consecutive year of record revenue of $621 million.