OEM Wholesale is 100% NZ owned  |  Selling direct to the public and wholesaling throughout Australasia


Founding Director, Paul O’Connor started OEM Audio Ltd after trying to buy a reasonably-priced reversing camera for his own car. You might recognise his name, Paul's business 'Pauls Cars' on Moorhouse Ave was part of the landscape for many years (followed by Paul's hugely popular REM Motors). Paul found that the reversing camera options available were disappointing. So as there was a gap in the NZ market, Paul tested 10 prototypes, considered five different manufacturers, and spent many nights on research and development. What started off as a small range of reliable reversing cameras expanded into a huge range of Lumina Audio multimedia units and EV Power Electric Vehicle charging products.

When looking for a legitimate reputable business, established in NZ before the ev-rebate scheme was launched, selling WorkSafe compliant products consider OEM Wholesale. Paul O'Connor and his team have been located at 18 Coleridge Street, Sydenham since 2009. Just park on the drive and visit the team at reception.


Our aim is to provide a great-looking head unit that has all your current needs in one convenient well-built, well-designed unit. We offer different Lumina Audio stereo units for many different car brands but all have great sound, the same must-have entertainment, and safety features. Technology is moving at a fast pace and these days automotive head units are basically computers. Multimedia units offer more than just music. You can enjoy maps, entertainment, a reverse camera feed and send texts all through one head unit with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Our director Paul travels extensively to check on our suppliers and factories, which are also inspected to ensure no child labour. Our manufacturing partners are regularly audited by one of the world’s leading Quality Inspections services, QIMA. We also used to regularly visit the latest trade shows for new ideas and developments.

We have extensive quality control checks in place at the factory, and we give each head unit a bench test here in our Christchurch workshop before it goes to the end-user.


Paul O'Connor imported the very first Toyota Prius into New Zealand, for sale at his dealership 'Paul's Cars'. Paul's passion for EVs and EVSE then lead to OEM Audio developing a popular and safe range of EV charging products. And since 2016 OEM has been supplying Electric Vehicle charging products to customers all over the South Pacific.

OEM Audio has an exclusive partnership with a top-performing overseas manufacturer. This major player in EVSE production produces over 2500 EV-related items daily with their main export market being Western Europe. Quality control and durability are a key focus and so over 100 kiwi dealerships regularly purchase our EV Power equipment and enjoy their customers satisfaction. EV Power products are refined according to the needs of the EV community. By listening to the retail and wholesale customers Paul and his team know what people want and develop their cables and wall chargers to suit the NZ market. On top of this OEM offer fantastic after-sales service Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm.

All our EV Power products are tested by TUV to full New Zealand compliance standards and tested again here in NZ. OEM Audio has also invested in a unique custom-built EVSE test facility, which is built to IEC standard. We are unique in this test equipment and it further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the EV industry. 

In 2018 at EV World OEM were award winners - proud to achieve Runner Up in the Small Medium Business Category for Businesses in the New Zealand EV industry. This reflects the efforts made to produce quality products for the EV industry in New Zealand. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements.


Kyle is the OEM tech guru when it comes to anything and everything to do with our products, overseeing many aspects of the business and making sure operations run smoothly.

Stu Wilson, a qualified auto electrician, has been in the car audio business for over twenty years. Before coming to team OEM as our installer Stu had been installing our units for a few years.

As always, if you are fitting a new unit and have any issues call Stu (left) or Kyle (right) with Paul (center) for technical support through our toll-free support number 0508 636 283.

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