Singh's Engineering Services (SES) started in the garden shed in the back of Hurb and Karen Singh's house in 1979. After operating out of the shed for 18 months Hurb had run out of room, so the business was moved to its first production facility in Mahana Road, Te Rapa. Singh's Engineering was originally an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for a number of large NZ and overseas-based companies, producing milking cups and other stainless steel products supporting the Dairy industry. One of the products SES manufactured as an OEM was the Carlisle dispenser. Whilst popular - there was little else available on the market at the time - this dispenser had reliability problems and was discontinued. Singh's Engineering continued to support the machines in use and through this, saw the need for a reliable, New Zealand made dispenser. Singh's Engineering's first dispenser: the 19mm unit, was developed and first marketed in the late 1980's, remaining in production for approximately 15 years. Singh's Engineering continues to support the owners of these units with parts and service.