About Us - CNC Machining - Precision Engineering - Stainless Hydraulic Fittings

Our company

In 1958 Douglas B. Foote started operating a family owned company in a modest Takapuna garage with a small team of 3 tradesmen.
Today, still family owned, our operations have grown and we now operate from our own modern, purpose built factory at 8 Ascension Place, Rosedale, Auckland.

Our specialties have also grown and we have diversified into other engineering areas that include marine servicing, hydraulics and a full range of stainless hose tails and adapters.

While the products we make have become more complex, our commitment to provide you with top quality production and general machining services at competitive rates has remained unchanged.


We offer to you

Quality Design     Quality Manufacturing     Quality Delivery

To achieve this with every job that we do, our fittings are made to the highest quality, using the best materials, regularly tested and responsibly stocked.   Being ISO 9001:2015 accredited and having audits undertaken annually by BVQI, we are New Zealand's only stainless steel ISO 9001 compliant hydraulic fitting manufacturer.

Hands on experience and know how

To deliver excellence to you with every job, we have the most up-to-date management and production systems.  We also offer you some of the most highly qualified and experienced personnel available.  Experience is what we have, quality is what we craft.  Today we can bring you 198 combined years’ hands-on Douglas B Foote experience.  Hard worn expertise creating the best connections and building the smartest solutions to meet your specific requirements. 

This pragmatic know-how and highly skilled expertise means we can put our hands on designing, developing or delivering the perfect part to meet your needs. Parts you can trust, quality you can feel, connections you can rely on.


Meet our team

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Geoff Foote

Email: Geoff@dbf.co.nz
Phone: (09)  479 - 2909

The son of the founder, Geoff worked his way up through the business and is now owner of Douglas B Foote Ltd.  In his 45 years with the company, Geoff has put his hand to all aspects of design, production, management and customer service. With a wealth of hard earned knowledge to impart, the company’s chairman still enjoys getting his hands dirty on the factory floor with other members of the production team.
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Les hands
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Les Marshall

Sales Manager
Email: Les@dbf.co.nz
Phone: (09)  479 - 2909
Mobile: (027)  452 2140

With 18 years DBF experience, Les is a widely known and well respected figure in the hydraulics industry.  Responsible for both local and export stainless fittings and hose sales, his expertise is in listening closely to understand your precise needs, then providing the perfect solution from the largest stainless steel range in Australasia. And if you require something a little more unique, Les can help clarify your exact requirements so we can start designing your specific solution.
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Jeff Ripley

Production Manager
Email: Jeff@dbf.co.nz
Phone: (09)  479 - 2909

Bringing over 35 years DBF experience as a certified Engineer with a wealth of CAD/CAM design expertise, Jeff helps turn customer concepts and napkin sketches into tangible solutions, representing the very best in design quality, product finish and global industry standards. As Production Manager, Jeff is responsible for all product design and machine shop operations, including our product quality testing. 
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Clive Kelly

Hose & Fittings Sales
Email: Clive@dbf.co.nz
Phone: (09)  479 - 2909

Clive has over 30 years experience with Douglas B Foote Ltd, originally working offsite with customers from his mobile hydraulic service van. Clive appreciates the importance in getting critical machinery up and running again and is now responsible for getting your urgent orders picked/packed and ready for immediate delivery, or sooner if needed.
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Mazak CNC Setter-Operator

Niam has been working at Douglas B Foote for over 10 years. To ensure the highest tolerances and as part of our standard quality control process for all fittings we produce, Niam’s attention to detail on your critical components ensures accuracy, consistency and production excellence.
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Mazak CNC Setter-Operator
With over a decade’s CNC production experience, Warren operates one of our 7 Mazak machines to produce the stainless fittings that proudly bear the DBF name. His patient and consistent manner, produces and fittings that deliver reliably every time.
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Fitter & Turner / General Engineering
Mike has worked for Douglas B Foote Ltd for 20 years as our onsite certified fitter and turner.  All machining and general engineering challenges unable to be completed on our state of the art CNC machines, are placed in his highly skilled and very capable hands.  Often creating unique or prototype parts at our customer’s requests, Mike also works seamlessly in conjunction with our other CNC machinists, to take production run products and customize them for a perfect fit.


      Mazak CNC Setter/Operator
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RBHYDRLK Self Profile pic-700   Rob Brumby

      Mobile Hydraulics Contractor
      Email: inquiries@dbf.co.nz
      Phone: (09)  479 - 2909    Mobile:  027 711 8283

Rob has 17 years' experience working in the Automotive and Marine sectors, 3.5 years with one of New Zealand's leading Spar makers, 3 years at Yachting Developments gaining 'Marine Systems Engineering' qualification and 4 years as a Marine Engineer in the RNZN as an operator maintainer. Rob is responsible for finding the most reliable and efficient solutions to get your boat off the yard and back out to sea. Attending to all marine engineering needs from our mobile service van, Rob works on everything from thirty footers all the way up to super yachts and uses his vast knowledge to solve the challenges of marine hydraulic installations with everything from DIN to SAE. 
No problem is too daunting for Rob to fix.



Established in 1958, DBF is a family owned company that started its operations from a modest garage in Takapuna. Today DBF has grown to be the premium supplier of stainless steel hydraulic fittings to the local the industry as well as exporting to a number of other countries. Our wide range of technical experience means we can service customers from a multitude of industries.

Quality & Reliability

SAE Compliant


Phone: +64 9 479 2909
Fax: +64 9 479 1109

8 Ascension Place
Auckland 0632
New Zealand