Who we are

A group of like minded individuals with varying experiences to help you build, maintain or extend software to your needs.

Our History

Over the years we have built many different systems. Nowadays, when you participate in everyday life in New Zealand your activities will almost certainly involve software written by Alchemy.

If you fly with an airline in NZ, have children at primary or intermediate school, buy groceries at a supermarket, buy or rent a property, ski or bungy jump in the South Island, or have property affected by the Christchurch earthquake, your activity would likely be handled via Alchemy-built software.


reporting on radio communications systems for emergency services and utilities

air traffic management

flight arrivals management for air traffic controllers and airlines


online real-time data on global network of power inverter installations

Earthquake Commission

mobile tools for property damage assessment


practice management for professional services

Yamaha Motor Finance

online retail finance system for Australian and NZ dealerships

AJ Hackett Bungy
tourism and leisure

integrated tools for photo and video management


sales reporting, and CMS for intranet and public web sites

Schola Technologies

student management system for online school administration

Canterbury Museum
museum and gallery

online exhibition planning tool

Various clients

many intranet/extranet content management solutions

Plastics NZ

web portal for sourcing specialist plastics manufacturers


content management and publishing for Windows mobile smartphones

tourism and leisure

complex content management including webcams and integration with third party data feeds

Real Journeys
tourism and leisure

scheduling and reservation of scenic flights, boat trips and coach journeys

Yamaha Motor Finance

online credit adjudication for Australia and NZ

Pegasus Health

extranet for medical administration by general practices

Airways Corporation of NZ
air traffic management

online flight planning for private pilots

NZ Immigration Service

online publishing of immigration regulations, forms download

NZ Department of Labour

online presence publishing details of government support schemes

Harcourts Real Estate
real estate

web system for the processes of buying and selling houses

tourism and leisure

portal for all ski areas in NZ

Various clients
general online presence

many database-driven websites


Privately owned and founded in 1996, Alchemy is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The founders, Steve Smith and Dean Ashby, spotted an opportunity for the internet back in the early 90s. In fact, Dean was responsible for New Zealand's second website.

At Alchemy there's a strong team of project managers, business analysts, software developers and test analysts who have solved plenty of business problems.

Whilst many of our projects have been for New Zealand clients, our technology is used around the world. We often partner with customers whose primary markets are overseas, integrating our technology into their product line and business processes.

Alchemy has evolved through many technology changes, keeping abreast of the latest techniques and applying them to solutions for our customers' businesses.

Contact us today about your software technology needs — we'd love to have our team working on systems to give your business the edge.