About us

ACLX is Waikato's most comprehensive supplier of production equipment and services. We provide state of the art lighting, audio and AV equipment hire for weddings, parties, corporate events, shows, theatre and festivals - at the best price. Our years of experience in equipment installation, lighting design and event management help our customers to realise their vision and create a sustainable event.

ACLX started in Aaron’s garage around 20 years ago!  ACLX is now a reputable and respected event services company. With a team of four full-time experts and a bunch of hard working technicians, we are busy all year round.  We are contractors for Clarence Street Theatre, The Meteor, WINTEC venues, Southwell School, The Verandah and we do every show for Hamilton Operatic Society.  View our PortfolioWe are a Gold Partner of Musical Theatre New Zealand, a Silver member of ETNZ, an Associate Partner of Business Events Waikato and a member of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce.

We've grown pretty fast over the last five years and we now have an extensive range of services, including:

  • Hire of lighting, audio, AV and other equipment for weddings, parties, corporate
  • Sale of lighting, audio, AV and other equipment for your studio, office, event rooms
  • Full event services including production management, liaising with caterers and musicians
  • Installation and purchase of new equipment for your venue
  • 3D lighting designs and plans 
  • Live streaming with our high tech equipment
  • Training your team to use production equipment

COVID-19 minimisation and protection - ACLX is a small, specialised team. Possible COVID-19 infection poses a risk to its employees, the public we work with and the continuity of our business. We work in environments which include large public gatherings, schools and theatres. As such, it has been identified that having unvaccinated employees or working in close contact with unvaccinated persons poses an unnecessary risk to everyone’s health. Therefore, it is our policy from November 1st not to expose our team to these avoidable risks. From November 1st 2021, we will only operate in an environment where everyone who is eligible has had at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. From January 1st 2022, we will only work with persons who are fully vaccinated.

Meet the Leadership team

Aaron Chesham

Managing Director, Lighting Designer/ Pūkenga tūrama

Ben Mannell

Technical Solutions Expert,
Audio/Pūkenga oro

Aiden Moore

Technical Solutions Expert, AV/Pūkenga ataata-rongo

Chase ten Hove

Technical Solutions Expert, Production/
Kaiwhakahaere hanga whakaari


Our values

Together we realise visions and create sustainable events.

Honesty - We own it, we are truthful

Transparency - We communicate clearly and directly with people

Commitment - We are committed to quality

Respect - We respect peoples opinions ideas and property

Creative - We are problem solvers and innovators 

Kindness - We look after our people


Work with us

Junior Technician

40 hours per week 

ACLX is a fast-growing hire and event services company located in Hamilton, servicing Waikato and Bay of Plenty. We are passionate about our people and culture, and love working with our clients to realise their vision and create sustainable events. Our team strives to live our values every day (respect, honesty, transparency, creativity and kindness), and we’re looking for a key cog in the wheel who can join the team and hit the ground running.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Junior Technician will work across the technical departments. The role would suit someone who has finished a relevant tertiary qualification, or has a few proven years experience in the industry. The intent is that this role is an entry point into the team at ACLX, with the team at ACLX supporting the successful applicant development as a technician. 

The role

  • Deliver quality lighting, audio and AV service to ACLX’s clients

  • Lead on small events 

  • Help with workshop operations

  • Develop their skills via one-on-one training with the team and access to training ACLX provide 

Key relationships

  • Reporting to the Managing Director

  • Working with Technical Solutions Experts 

  • Working with ACLX team members

  • ACLX's clients


So what do we need from you?

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the event & entertainment industry or a relevant qualification

  • Full NZ Driver Licence

  • Experience in audio, lighting or vision

  • Excellent IT skills, including powerpoint and Qlab, and an ability to quickly learn new systems and other software

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Be calm under pressure, be able to problem solve and have excellent time management skills

  • Be a self-starter and also able to work in a team and at times lead a team

  • An open mind and willingness to develop your skills across a range of platforms.

  • To deliver the best possible service to our customers while upholding and living by our key values

  • Have a passion for the events industry

Great to haves:

  • EWP unit standards

  • Working at Heights unit standards

  • A relevant tertiary qualification

  • Familiarity with Rental Management Software


 Please note that the successful candidate for this role must have a current My Vaccine Pass.

Applications close 6th April - Apply with your CV and a cover letter to

Casual technicians

ACLX are looking for more casual crew to join their team! If you have proven experience in the entertainment industry and are interested in working with the best lighting, sound and vision team in the Waikato, apply today!  We need someone who can lead as well as follow, who has a good, broad knowledge of production gear, is hardworking and reliable, and who loves a challenge in a fun, supportive environment.  If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

As is the nature of the industry, you will need to be flexible and available after hours and weekends.  You must have a Full NZ Driver’s Licence and be eligible to work in New Zealand.  It would be awesome, but it's not obligatory, if you had an EWP certificate.

You would work within the ACLX purpose and values: Together we realise visions and create sustainable events.

  • Respect:  We respect people's opinions, ideas and property  
  • Honesty:  We own it, we are truthful  
  • Transparency:  We communicate directly and clearly with people 
  • Creative:  We are problem solvers and innovators   
  • Kindness:  We care, we look after our people.

Apply with your CV and a cover letter to