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Our History

Control Focus Limited (CFL) was founded as an industrial automation and controls company by James Hardisty of Dunedin, New Zealand, circa 2014. Since its founding, Control Focus has been contracted throughout New Zealand for exactly that and so much more. Its industrial automation backbone has led the company to branch out into solar technology, self-sustained living systems, electric vehicles, smart homes, battery management, and general electrics. The more challenging the project, the more keen we are to give it a go and expand our expertise!

Our Team

JamesManaging Director


James the master brains of the business, started his electrical career in 1999 with ETCO in Dunedin. After finishing his apprenticeship he worked for carious electrical companies throughout New Zealand and as far as California and Alaska. With the goal of providing the highest quality services with cutting edge technologies, in 2014 James eagerly established his own company: Control Focus Limited.

StuProject Manager


Stu has been in the electrical field since 2003. He began his career as an apprentice at McArthur & Symons Electrical of Dunedin and shortly later advanced to superintendent title for large companies in California. Without hesitation, Stu returned to Dunedin in 2015 by request, looking forward to contributing to the promising company.

KimThe Office Administrator


Kim Keeps the company in order, from the day to day book keeping to payroll, to scheduling our workload.

CarlThe Duel Tradesman


Carl has a background as a refrigeration engineer and knows how to keep any plant up and running. Pressure is no problem for this man.

DeanPro Switchboard Builder


Dean has spend 15 years in the electrical trade building control gear and switchboards for any application.

NickCommercial Expert

Nick has been an electrician for a number of years, owned his own company and is an expert at what he does.

DaveThe Electronics Expert

Dave received his initial training as a radio engineer with NZBC. As a result he has extensive experience with high and low power radio frequency and held the old limited electrical registration with no limits as to voltage or current. His time as reginal television studios increased his knowledge and abilities to include analogue and digital electronics to component level and transmission of signals to minimize noise. Dave's time running a workshop at a university increased his abilities in precision measurement and control designing and building circuity for special applications. Temperature meassurement is his specialty. He is also quite competent with microprocessors and opto electronics. He is out fitter and turner and machinist.

JeffIT Guy and Calibrations


Jeff's background is in IT, but now is also does calibrations for temperature probes. Need your computer fixed or a probe calibrated, he is your man.