About Us

Pacific Alternative Fuels - one of New Zealand's leading Importer and Distributor of quality LPG & CNG Automotive equipment.

Recognising the many advantages of converting vehicles to run on LPG or CNG, Pacific Alternative Fuels was established in 1989, to provide an extensive range of alternative fuel  conversion systems and components for petrol and diesel vehicles to the New Zealand motor industry.  LPG is one of the lowest emission transport fuels available in New Zealand.  Running your vehicle on LPG is highly recommended for high mileage users such as  taxis, couriers, company fleets and large 4x4's.  The financial payback on LPG conversions can be as fast as 6-8 months after which drivers will benefit significant savings on fuel costs.

Pacific Alternative Fuels is New Zealand's only distributor of Lovato LPG equipment.  We stock quality LPG Conversion Kits including the Lovato Easy Fast Vapour Injection system, LPG tanks (cylindrical, bracketed & donut) and an extensive range of ancillary components necessary for repairs and maintenance.

Knowing the many advantages of running your forklifts on LPG, Pacific Alternative Fuels have developed modules to convert your forklifts to LPG.  We have readily available these modules and an extensive range of LPG & CNG components necessary for repairs and maintenance.

Our services extend to providing industry training for petrol and diesel conversion systems, and technical support to certified LPG Conversion Installers.

A Wealth of Knowledge


Michael Gibbons

Owner and Managing Director

While working for the Moller Group of Companies as Wholesale Service Manager for Jaguar, Volvo, Alpha Romeo and Honda, in 1978 Michael introduced Alternative Fuels into the extensive range of products marketed by the company. He achieved the Extension Certificate for Motor Vehicle Conversion – Petrol to Gas (LPG/CNG) qualification in 1980, which was an extension to the Advanced Trades Certificate for Motor Mechanics.

Pacific Alternative Fuels, was established in 1989 with two colleagues from the Moller Group, and in January 2001 Michael bought the company outright.

Throughout this time Michael has been responsible for stock control, technical, research & development, and technical training which has built him a reputation for his wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Alternative Fuels industry.


paula-blanchard-pa-fuels.pngPaula Blanchard

Office Administrator

Paula has been involved with the accounting side of the company for many years and initially set up the computerised accounting system. Paula is responsible for all aspects of the office administration and accounting for the company.