About Us

Our Story

Terra Analytical laboratory has been operating in Christchurch since 1973.  Originally set up as a Caterpillar S.O.S lab (Scheduled Oil Sampling) it has grown to become the major equipment fluid test facility in New Zealand.  We test fluids such as engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, coolants, grease, diesel fuel, diesel exhaust fluid, filter debris and more. We have been an ISO 9001 Accredited "Used Oil Testing Facility" since 1996.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our clients - new, old, and prospective - have the latest information available about our analytical services capability, and how its progressive development over the last forty years will benefit your business both now and in the future.

Ever-increasing sample diversity and complexity, and rapid growth in our customer numbers, combined with a need to turn around sample results at a faster rate have resulted in significant investment in our laboratory facilities.

We invite you to please take the time to explore more about the services we offer and share in the benefits that thousands of our customers have reaped over the last four decades. Be it underpinning the maintenance programme of the largest organisations in NZ, or supporting single owner/operators trying to get the most from their machines at minimal cost, we’re here to serve you.

What We Do


Terra Analytical Supports equipment in wide range of industries.