About the Finnco Group

Finnco's history of Air Compressors, Pneumatics in NZ

The Finnco Group, consisting of Finnco Pneumatics and Finnco Compressors in Rotorua and Westec Automation in Auckland,  is owned and managed by Jason Light.

The company was started in 1987 by Heikki and Kay Sirkku as Finnco Controls in the small town of Ohope.  The company got its name from Heikki's home country Finland (Finn) and “Company”. The company soon grew and became one of the leading pneumatics suppliers in the processed wood industry.

The Sirkkus relocated the company to Rotorua in 1993 to be central to their timber customers. 

Four years later the Sirkku family changed the name to Finnco Fluid Power. 

In 2002 Finnco started to manufacture and distribute cylinders for the New Zealand market.

Jason Light purchased Finnco in 2004 and changed the name to Finnco Pneumatics Ltd.

Finnco Compressors was created in 2009 to provide compressor products and servicing for the Bay of Plenty region.

In 2010 Finnco was appointed the sole New Zealand distributor for ElGi Compressors.

Compressed Air Controls joined the ELGi NZ group in 2019. The two companies work well together; if they receive a compressor enquiry from outside of their area they refer the customer to the other company and vice versa.

In 2016 Westec Automation was purchased by Finnco and is now part of the Finnco Group offering top of the line pneumatic and compressor products to all industries throughout New Zealand. 

Mission statement:

We aim to be the best we can and offer the best service and advice to all our valued customers.