Meet the Team

We're your local, family owned vehicle service centre that really goes the extra mile.

Mechanics Hamilton - Car Repairs & Servicing at Arnel Service Centre

Tony Arnel
Automotive Technician & Owner

Tony started in the industry in 1987. He finished his apprenticeship, travelled in the UK and returned to a position within the automatic transmission industry where he gained experience over a period of 9 years. He returned with his family 5 years ago, from Western Australia after spending 6 years in the oil and gas industry. Tony has owned Arnel Service Centre since April 2011.

Richard Armstrong
Automotive Technician

Richard has been with Arnel Service Centre since 2011 and is vastly experienced in all vehicles from British models through to the latest Asian and European vehicles. He also has great experience in engine tuning and with our latest Bosch diagnostic equipment. Richard has previously owned his own business for 10 years and prior to that was in partnership for 3 years. In his spare time he competes as an endurance equestrian rider.

Dennis Raynel
Automotive Technician

Dennis Raynel Automotive Technician Email: sales@arnel.co.nz Dennis has been with Arnel Service Centre since January 2013, and comes with a wealth of experience – most recently in the area of transmissions. He has an interest in off-road motor racing and flying model aeroplanes.

Ryan Mangan
Apprentice Technician

Ryan is the newest member of our team. He joined us after completing his pre trade course at Fairviews.

Samantha Gibson
Receptionist

Samantha Gibson Receptionist Email: sales@arnel.co.nz Samantha has been part of our team since 2011 and will usually be your first point of contact when you phone or come into Arnel Service Centre. Samantha is currently doing her automotive apprenticeship while running a family with 2 busy boys in it!

Heidi Arnel
Accounts & Co-owner

Heidi is a mother of two with a background in accounts.

She has owned Arnel Service Centre with Tony since April 2011.

George Arnel
Automotive Technician

George has considerable experience in the automotive industry, having bad it his vocation. He has owned his own business for 26 of those years and carries a wealth of experience. George is certified in both petrol and diesel and has attained ‘A’ grade certification in both. He is currently restoring a 1937 Morrie 8. We invite you to come in and see it!

Fully equipped workshop, right in the centre of Hamilton