About Us

Your local engineering problem solvers

Cen Eng is a specialist provider of mechanical engineering services. Located in Central Otago, we offer a top-level design, drafting and project management consultancy service and distribute world-leading engineering software.

Cen Eng is owned and operated by Steven and Kim Hore. Both have qualifications in mechanical engineering and years of experience. In New Zealand Steven has worked for Oceana Gold and Fisher and Paykel, and in Germany, Wieland. Kim has worked in such specialist fields such as mining, manufacturing, HVAC, water and waste.

Steven Hore

Steve HoreCPEng IntPE MIPENZ BEHons(Mech) DipMechEng MEntr

Steve is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an International Professional Engineer and a Professional Member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). He has both a Degree and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and has also completed a Masters of Entrepreneurship. 

Steve has experience with two of New Zealand’s leading companies; Oceana Gold (Macraes Gold Mine), and Fisher and Paykel as well as Wieland in Germany. He also has experience in more diverse areas such as micro-hydro design, wine bottling machinery design, and boat design and drafting. Steve's key skill areas are Production Engineering, Machine Design, Project Management, Irrigation, Pump and Pipeline Design, and Materials Handling. His strengths lie in analysing complex problems, and developing sensible solutions from his strong practical engineering and farming experience. He offers a full design package from conception, through to development, drafting, project management, installation supervision and commissioning.

On a personal level Steve is engaged in many different sports including; trail riding, rock climbing, kayaking and touch rugby. His main sporting passion is Rugby Union and he is currently supporting the Matakanui Rugby Club in Omakau.


Kim Hore

Kim Hore DipMechEng NZIM Certificate in Project Management

Kim is a Mechanical Engineer who trained at Otago Polytechnic, graduating with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. She has over ten years experience in industry, serving specialist fields such as Mining, Manufacturing, HVAC, Water and Waste. 

Kim has very strong experience working as a mechanical drafter and project manager for a number of successful New Zealand companies. For Cen Eng she has contracted her drafting services to Oceana Gold Macraes Mine, Waterforce, Tonkin and Taylor, Otago Girls High School, and Otago Polytechnic some of which involved CAD tutoring, and she has also spent time drafting in Australia. Kim’s strengths are based on her exceptional CAD skills, her eye for detail, and her ability to create systems to simplify complex information. She offers a complete CAD drafting, tutoring and support service, as well as project management. Her organisational ability complements Steve’s Design skills hence rounding off Cen Eng’s overall Design, Drafting, Project Management and CAD Service. 

Away from work Kim enjoys sport and the outdoors. Her favourite pastimes include shooting, tramping and riding her trail bike.