About Us

    Quality Cleaning Equipment and Kirby Vacuum Cleaners have been keeping homes clean across New Zealand since 1988.


    A trusted and reliable name in the industry, Hamilton-based Quality Cleaning Equipment ("QCE") is your one-stop shop for all things Kirby. 

    "We have a dedicated team based in Frankton, Hamilton, committed to providing you and your machine with excellent service," says Sam Barnes, Managing Director of QCE.

    The Kirby is a unique piece of equipment in that it is not just a vacuum cleaner but is actually various types of machines, all powered by one multifunctional motor "which can also power a carpet shampoo system, pile fluffer, floor polisher, tile and grout cleaner, dust-extracting sander, a polisher and a spray gun.

    Made of die-cast aluminium, the Kirby will not rust, crack, split or corrode and has "an open-ended motor which can be serviced, instead of throwing it away which is often the fate of other appliances," says Sam.  

    "Our service centre is the largest of its kind in Australasia, employing qualified technicians and only using genuine Kirby parts to keep your Kirby running smoothly," says Sam.

    "From replacement belts, accessories and vacuum bags, through to shampoo and specialist stain removers to repairs and servicing, we offer you quality workmanship to ensure your Kirby works perfectly. We even have a Kirby valet service where we clean, buff and polish your machine.

    Many customers are starting to take advantage of QCE's new mobile service, where technicians do 'house calls', although other customers prefer to use the nationwide door to door courier service to get their machines to and from the Hamilton office. 

    "Whatever model Kirby you have, whatever its age and wherever you live in New Zealand we can look after you," says Sam.

    For all your Kirby needs contact Quality Cleaning Equipment in Hamilton today.


    Key Contacts

    Quality Cleaning Equipment Ltd has been established in Hamilton, New Zealand since July 1988.  With a dedicated team of staff in all areas of the business we are ideally placed to offer our customers the best service.


    Sam Barnes - General Manager: Sales

    Sam started the company in 1988 and has built it up to where it is today.  His valuable experience in the industry spans nearly three decades and his commitment to customer service, together with his enthusiasm for the product and his professional skills have ensured this success and longevity. Quality Cleaning Equipment Ltd is the longest established service centre in New Zealand and is committed to looking after our customers and their Kirbys for a long time to come.

    Helen West - Accounts Manager

    While Helen is now only here in limited capacity since 2022, she has been a strong part of QCE since 2007, with a diverse overseas background in service, administration and small business management. She has taken over from Julie for accounts and general financial duties

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