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Brexit: Bright Future for New Zealand Exporters?

Visiting New Zealand for the first time last year, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council chief executive Richard Burge was struck by the internationalism of the country. Here, he talks exclusively to NZ Food Technology magazine about how Kiwi food and beverage exporters can use that quality – as one of many – to triumph in the post-Brexit age.

Walking around Auckland, all sorts of languages are being spoken by people from across a huge geographical spread but who identify as New Zealanders. New Zealand has proved over many decades that you don’t have to be at the physical centre of the world to be at the centre of its commerce, reinforced by the expeditionary and open approach of its exporters.

Richard Burge

Richard Burge

The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF), held in London in March, highlighted the many business opportunities which exist across the Commonwealth. As one of the leading members of the Commonwealth, and most economically successful, I looked forward to seeing a strong delegation of New Zealand businesses there. This forum was organised alongside the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and convened 800 senior Commonwealth business leaders alongside approximately 30 heads of state at three iconic London venues. It was a huge opportunity for business leaders and decision makers to make connections and explore the many reasons the Commonwealth is such a unique platform for trade and investment.

As chief executive of a business organisation, the issue of the UK leaving the European Union is obviously one which I discuss regularly. However, whilst it may be a preoccupation in the UK, it isn’t necessarily so for the rest of the Commonwealth members. Commonwealth countries may have to re-think how they trade with and gain access to Europe, but this shouldn’t result in diminished opportunities for their export markets. In January New Zealand reported record high export figures, contributing to a hugely reduced trade deficit. But it is still vital that the New Zealand business community continues to reach out to new export markets.

Commonwealth markets have both diversity and youth on their side – the network is made up of 53 countries of all shapes and sizes, with 60% of its population under the age of 30. The Commonwealth is adding to its middle class faster than any grouping, and is due to contain 1 billion middle class consumers by 2020. Including key global growth areas like India, East Africa and Nigeria, disposable incomes are rising and market opportunities growing. As a result, the total global exports of Commonwealth countries almost tripled between 2000 and 2013. In addition, the ‘Commonwealth Factor’ – shared values, regulatory systems and language – makes trade costs on average 19% lower between Commonwealth countries.

So, having plugged itself so effectively into the markets of the Pacific – China, Australia, the US, Japan, South Korea and, of course, the Commonwealth markets of the Pacific Islands (where the landmark PACER plus agreement is doing great work to stimulate trade), Singapore and Malaysia (one of New Zealand’s fastest growing export markets) – now may be time for New Zealand to look further afield for new growth. It is hugely encouraging to see the work that has already gone into the negotiation of a New Zealand-India FTA, and I’m delighted to see New Zealanders recognising the potential of Indian markets in the future. Indeed, with exports to India only valuing NZ$639 million in 2016, compared to $9.4 billion with China in the same year, there is clearly potential for growth in this area.

Exports to Africa are another area where there is an opportunity to do more. Major progress has already seen exports to the continent triple from 2004-2014, with 9% of New Zealand’s dairy exports now Africa-bound. But there is still huge untapped potential in the region. Commonwealth countries in the East African region are all growing their GDP in excess of 5% per annum (Kenya, 5.5%, Rwanda 5.2%, Uganda around 5% and Tanzania 6.6% in 2017), and represent major opportunities for New Zealand’s world renowned agricultural produce.

These are opportunities that CWEIC’s export champions are already making the most of. Our CommonwealthFirst Export Champions are carefully selected UK SMEs who have an exciting and innovative product or service, and an enterprising approach to export opportunities. Naturally Tribal are making the most of growing disposable incomes to find a gap in the African skincare market, particularly in Nigeria. London-based African fashion retailer Sapelle have a supply chain spanning 15 African countries and are shipping orders all over the world. And sweet potato snack manufacturer Sacoma are helping small holder farmers in Kenya to take their products across the continent and around the world.

At the larger corporate end, CWEIC’s strategic partners are also thriving in Commonwealth markets. World leader in construction and agriculture equipment manufacturing JCB makes more than half of its global profits in India, having manufactured an astonishing 75% of all Indian construction equipment in 2014. Banknote manufacturer De La Rue’s major clients include India, Botswana, Nigeria, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Malta, with a new Sri Lankan banknote being released by them just this month. Leading international bank Standard Chartered continue to earn around 90% of their profits in markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, many of them in the Commonwealth. So, there are opportunities in a range of sectors, across a huge spread of Commonwealth countries, that New Zealand’s businesses can capitalise on.

However, what makes New Zealand and its exporters stand out in the world and the Commonwealth is not just their excellent products, but the way they go about doing business. New Zealand, having topped Transparency International’s list as the least corrupt country on earth for the second year running, is a byword for probity and good business practices. It tops the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings overall, and three of the index’s subcategories. Both in integral areas of practicality like the availability of credit, handing out of construction permits and regulation; and in softer areas such as conforming to values of transparency and accountability…New Zealand measures exceptionally well.

New Zealand’s authority in and commitment to the values of democracy, good governance and the rule of law does not go unnoticed in Commonwealth markets, and offers an edge over competitors who may be viewed as less trustworthy – a key factor in terms of who governments and companies choose to invest in and trade with.

It was clear to me from my short tour of New Zealand and from my interactions both with government officials and businesses, that as a country New Zealand has exactly the right approach to free and open trade, and exporting. What it should be looking to do now is diversify its export destinations and, to a degree, diversify the products and services being exported to suit new markets. It is my hope that many of these will be Commonwealth markets, given the huge potential of the emerging markets within the network, and the changing global landscape which is forcing many of the Commonwealth’s established economies to adapt.

The changing face of global trade, and the unions which underpin traditional trading relationships, should not be a deterrent for New Zealand’s excellent business community to continue forming new trading relationships around the world.

Cooltek Ltd

Trading as: A Division of Machinetech Ltd
+6496330071
+64275275275
+6496330072

Importers of Cooling Towers, Water Chillers, cooling and control equipment, Plastics processing machinery including loading, blending, drying, mixing, conveyors, and robots. INJECTION and BLOW MOULDING, and EXTRUSUION, MACHINERY.
Technical support and a back up of spare parts made possible by volume and commitment to looking after our customers long term. With continued supply of strong brands for more than 20 years with a good reputation. Large stock holdings and spare parts held in our Penrose warehouse.
We are here to help.

General Manager
PHILLIP CASHMORE
Sales/Marketing Manager
BRENDON HING
Marketing Contact
PHILLIP
Location

112A MAYS ROAD
PENROSE
AUCKLAND 1061
NEW ZEALAND

Postal Address

PO BOX 12899
PENROSE
AUCKLAND 1642
NEW ZEALAND

Prime Pump Ltd

0800 482 747
037689140
037689141

Prime Pump is a Kiwi company that, exclusively, brings the world’s best pump technology home.

Established over 10 years ago, we are an inter-generational company committed to the future of our clients’ companies, and their clients too.

Our pumps are used in a range of situations where lives, livelihoods, and the environment can be at stake. Because of that we feel a real responsibility to providing technology that delivers quality, efficiency, and reliability every day.

We are innovators and continue to look for ways to improve our service and add value to the products we sell and hire.

General Manager
Allen Petrie
Sales/Marketing Manager
Ben Petrie
Marketing Contact
Cameron Petrie
Key Account Manager
Tony Hylands
Location

10 Chesterfield Street

Greymouth

Postal Address

PO Box 412

Greymouth 7840

JdeR LTD

Trading as: Cintropur Water Filtration
09 376 0860
093781509

For over 30 years Auckland based JdeR Ltd have represented Cintropur® as the Oceania region agents importing directly from the factory in Europe. We stock the full range of quality systems, consumables, accessories and spare parts. We deliver Nationwide and have air and sea freight export capabilities regularly sending product to Australia, Pacific Islands and Asia.

Cintropur® a name that is synonymous with quality in the field of water filtration. Sold in over 50 countries worldwide the Cintropur® brand comprises of an extensive range of domestic whole house and industrial high flow and economical water filters, water treatment units and U.V systems for the removal of suspended particles, chemicals, chlorine, colour and bacteria from water.

General Manager
Mark Pearson
Location

Unit D, 400 Great North Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021
New Zealand

Postal Address

P.O Box 47-409
Ponsonby
Auckland 1144
New Zealand

Camfil Ltd

Trading as: Camfil Ltd
0800 222 006
09 636 0663
0274 359 772
09 636 0963

Camfil is the Global leader in Air-filtration for critical process with a direct to market presence in New Zealand. We are a Green company focused on the Total cost of ownership to our customers while still providing them the best Clean Air Solutions. Our range includes Process and Food safety tested filters, Air-Purifiers, Comfort air filtration, Molecular gas filtration, Dust and fume collection systems, Storm proof intake louvers, Vermin and insect screening systems, Biological containment systems, Pressure gauges and air-flow measuring products. Our services include custom and detailed design, IANZ accredited air testing, IQP registered fume cupboard inspections, Validations and certification for clean process applications to ISO, AS/NZ and NSF standards. We strive to provide our customers with the best service and advice.

Sales/Marketing Manager
John Brock
Marketing Contact
Sergei Gottin
Laboratory manager
Suzanne Charteris
Location

Unit 30 / 930 Great south road
Penrose
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 112097

Penrose 1642
New Zealand

Cambridge Branch
Branch Location
53 Albert street
Cambridge
Cambridge, Waikato 3450
New Zealand
Jeremy Beange, Sales Engineer
07 8274142
021 629254
07 827 8435
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 531
Cambridge
Cambridge 3450
New Zealand

McAlpine Hussmann

09 526 6800

Cold storage design and construction as well as food processing and chilled/frozen food processing tunnels.
Service and installation throughout New Zealand

Location

2-6 Niall Burgess Road
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
New Zealand

NZ Food Innovation Network

0508 NZ FOOD

The New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN) is an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of New Zealand food & beverage business of all sizes by providing facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and process from idea to commercial success.

Location

Te Ipu Kai, 28 Verissimo Drive
Mangere
Auckland 2022
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 107039
Auckland Airport
Auckland 2150
New Zealand

Auckland Branch
Branch Location
The FoodBowl
Auckland

Alasdair Baxter, Business Development Manager
09 254 4730
Email



Palmerston North Branch
Branch Location
FoodPilot
Palmerston North

Nikki Middleditch, Business Development Manager
06 350 5175
Email



Waikato Branch
Branch Location
FoodWaikato
Waikato

Shane Kells, Business Development Manager
07 857 0543
Email



Christchurch Branch
Branch Location
FoodSouth
Christchurch

Laura Nugent, Business Development Manager
03 974 1130
Email



Hawkes Bay Branch
Branch Location
NZFIN - Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay

Jo Madden, Business Development Manager
020 409 29209
Email



Dunedin Branch
Branch Location

Dunedin

Alex Nicolle, Business Development Manager
03 479 7560
Email



MilkTestNZ

+64 7 850 2584
+64 21 145 3237
+64 7 849 6013

MilkTestNZ is a world leading milk testing laboratory using highly automated processes and advanced technology. A range of microbiology, composition, analytical and specialty tests are available. More recently, MilkTestNZ has expanded its capability to include residue testing in both milk and milk products. MilkTestNZ provides a high quality service with rapid turnaround times at cost effective prices to our customers in New Zealand and internationally.
CEO – Margaret Malloch
Division Manager – Analytical/Specialty – Jacob Babu
Technical Manager – Gavin Scott
Business Development Manager and Customer Service Manager – Kavitha Babu

Sales/Marketing Manager
Kavitha Babu
Location

1344 Te Rapa Road
Horotiu
Hamilton
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 10208

Hamilton 3241
New Zealand

CSI Foods Trading Ltd

Trading as: GreenMount Foods
+64 6 879 4377
+64 21 423 254

GreenMount Foods is a leading New Zealand food manufacturer providing world class fresh and value-added vegetables , stocks and glaces and sauces for food service, retail and manufacturing customers in Asia, USA, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Location

1404 Omahu Road

Hastings 4120
New Zealand

Filtercorp International Limited

0800 481 9999
+64 9 481 9999
+64 9 483 4355

Filtercorp is the pre-eminent provider of filtration product and services enabling a cleaner tomorrow. Experts in Dust Management, Ventilation Systems, Flexible Connectors, Liquid Filtration – and now teamed up with a world leader in Industrial and Commercial Fans. Our range of fans will blow you away!

General Manager
Rhys Williams
Technical Manager
Graham Pike
Location

17-21 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 0627
New Zealand

Bromley Branch
Branch Location
7 Expo place
Bromley
Christchurch 8062
New Zealand
Tracey Manaena, Customer Service
+64 3 377 9200
+64 3 377 9212
Email



Northcote Branch
Branch Location
17-21 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 0627
New Zealand
Angela Hogan, Customer Service Manager
+64 9 481 9999
+64 9 483 4355
Email



XPO Exhibitions

Trading as: Foodtech Packtech
0800367976
099678300
021641004
09 379 3358

Foodtech Packtech (FTPT) is New Zealand’s largest food manufacturing, packaging and processing technology trade show. This free to attend event brings industry professionals and decision makers together providing a forum for education, discussion and the sharing of knowledge and expertise, critical to the sustainability and growth of the industry.
Co-located in with the Materials Handling & Logistics (MHL) Expo the event attracts 250+ local and international suppliers and 4,500+ qualified visitors – a must-attend event for anyone involved in the food sector.
Visitors get face-to-face with the latest technologies and the newest developments confronting the food manufacturing and packaging industries.

Exhibition Sales Manager
Deb Haimes
Location

217 Greenlane Rd West
Greenlane
Auckland 1051
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 9682
Newmarket
Auckland 1149
New Zealand

RD2 International Limited

093761124

RD2 International Limited is a supplier of high quality industrial ingredients.
It primarily trades in fruit and vegetable purees, juices and IQF products for food and beverage manufacturers.

Location

Level 2, Vernon Street
Freemans bay
Auckland 1011
New Zealand

ABD Group

0508 302 050
09 444 6566
09 444 4963

Previuosly trading as Auckland Bearing Distributors Ltd , SMP Bearings and BTS. ABD Group has grown from a distributor of Nachi brand bearings to incorporate a wide variety of well-known agencies and cover manufacturing, engineering and automotive customers. Our staff have over 250 years combined experience in providing expert bearing and power transmission solutions. We are still proudly 100 percent New Zealand owned and operated.
We believe in offering the right solution for your problems regardless of brand. Whether you want performance, price or a specific feature set we can recommend and supply to match your requirements. We recommend and supply Nachi, NSK, HCH, KOYO, FAG, TIMKEN bearings, NAK oil seals and many other world renowned brands. We are New Zealand’s exclusive agents of high performance KRYTOX lubricants.

Marketing Contact
Jonathan Havenga
Managing Director
Grant Burrell
Location

56 Diana Drive
Glenfield
Auckland 0627
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 100 526
North Shore
Auckland 0745
New Zealand

New Plymouth Branch
Branch Location
140 Molesworth Street
New Plymouth
4312
New Zealand
06 757 8241
Email



Hamilton Branch
Branch Location
24 Devon Street, Frankton
Hamilton
3204
New Zealand
07 847 5009
Email



Christchurch Branch
Branch Location
5a Carlyle Street, Sydenham
Christchurch
8023
New Zealand
03 377 7768
Email



Glenfield Branch
Branch Location
56 Diana Drive
Glenfield
Auckland 0627
New Zealand
09 444 6566
09 444 4963
Email



Manukau City Branch
Branch Location
Unit 7A 6 Keith Hay Drive
Manukau City
Auckland 2104
New Zealand
09 969 1876
09 969 1877
Email



Mt Maunganui Branch
Branch Location
70B Portside Drive
Mt Maunganui
Tauranga 3116
New Zealand
07 282 8953
07 282 8954
Email



Juice Products New Zealand limited

Trading as: Juice Products New Zealand (JPNZ)
+64 3 687 4170

Our mission is to enrich and nourish people’s lives by bringing healthy, natural and quality products to our customers.

JPNZ focuses on being a leading provider of “Healthy Natural New Zealand Goodness” products to our customers overseas and at home.

Location

55 Sheffield Street
Washdyke
Timaru 7941
New Zealand

Viniquip International Ltd

0800 284 647
068797799
021588008
068797736

Viniquip is New Zealand’s leading importer and distributor of bottling, packaging and processing equipment to the wine, fruit juice, beer, cider and general food and beverage industries.

Established in 1991, this privately owned company takes great pride in delivering European machinery, equipment, product and expertise throughout New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.

Viniquip maintains offices in Hastings, New Zealand and in Australia.

Our portfolio of internationally recognised machinery brands that are marketed exclusively include, GAI, APE, Bucher Vaslin, and Kreuzmayer amongst others.

Viniquip’s strengths include turn-key design work, project management as well as consulting to various industries.

Directors
Horst Klos / Aaron O’Keeffe
Location

5 James Rochfort Place
RD5 (Twyford)
Hastings 4175
Hawkes Bay

Postal Address

P.O.Box 8276

Havelock North 4157
Hawkes Bay

Tari International (NZ) Ltd

09 577 2689

Importer/distributor/blender of food ingredients solutions for the meat/poultry and seafood industries.

Location

PO Box 58442
Botany
Auckland 2163

Fort Richard Laboratories Ltd

0800 369 369
09 276 5569
09 276 9883

Fort Richard specialises in manufacture and supply of microbiology and food safety test systems and consumables. Rapid allergen, pathogen, spoilage organism and ATP sanitation monitoring systems are available ex stock to assist in your plant management and HACCP control. Technical support is assured with 4 in-house professionals from the industry.
Our expertise is available for all food production companies, whether in setting up a simple allergen testing program or implementing a full-scale laboratory capable of testing for Listeria on-site in 16 hours. Time is money, why wait for results?

Key Account Manager
Nick Clare
Location

12 Huia Road
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 22-172
Otahuhu
Auckland 1062
New Zealand

Cawthron Institute

03 548 2839
03 546 9464

Cawthron Analytical Services is a division of the Cawthron Institute, an independent science research organisation servicing the primary sector. It is an ISO 17025 accredited contract laboratory that has been operating for 40 years, and has a proven track record for quality, analytical excellence and scientific expertise. Cawthron Analytical Services offers the latest in analytical technology, customised services and a rapid response to industry needs. Capability includes: food chemistry, microbiology, aquatic toxins & natural products testing to GMP & TGA requirements. In addition to the routine services available there is a specialist analytical R&D team available for customised analytical work.

Location

98 Halifax Street East
The Wood
Nelson 7010
New Zealand

Postal Address

Private Bag 2

Nelson 7042
New Zealand

Detectaclean Ltd

Trading as: Detectaclean Ltd
+64 7 839 6444
+64 27 279 4981
+64 7 839 6445

Detectaclean is a leading supplier of metal and X-ray Detectable products used in the production of dood, beverage and pharmaceuticals. A comprehensive range of cost effective products are available: Storage and food handling, cable ties, earplugs, disposable safety PPE, safety knives, engineering plastics and a full list of stationery. There is also a huge range of HACCP compliant brushware with antimicrobial resistant and detectable Resin-Set DRS® Technology that helps prevents loss of brush filaments. Detectaclean products can be used in conjunction with the HACCP benchmark; food processors can have every part of their HACCP and hygiene program covered.

General Manager
Stuart Morgan
Sales/Marketing Manager
Andrew Lin
Marketing Co-ordinator
Silvana Nigrinis
Location

532C Grey Street
Hamilton East
Waikato 3216
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 7155
Hamilton East
Waikato 3247
New Zealand

Hauraki Beverage Company Limited

Trading as: Hauraki Brewing Company Ltd
6498373311
098365391

Manufacture and development of beverage products. Flavour Burst sports drinks, milkshakes and syrups to liqueurs, spirits and RTD’s. Distributors of beer and wine kits, Coopers, Muntons, Morgans. Manufacturers of the Brewmaster and Spirits Unlimited. Contract Bottling of miniatures a specialty. Blending, batching and product development. Export of concentrates, hops and ethanol. Suppliers of natural and compound favours to the food industry.
Technical Service, catalogue and ingredient samples available.

Director
Peter Wheeler
Location

8 View Road
Henderson
Auckland 0664
New Zealand

Postal Address

P O Box 317111
Hobsonville
Auckland 0664
New Zealand