When it comes to powdered food blending and packing in Aotearoa, Christchurch-based Wimpex Ltd is a specialist one-stop-shop for sachets, stick packs, pouch packs, cans, canisters and various options of flexible and rigid packaging.
Wimpex initially started as a small family business that grew to become the largest contract packaging firm in the South Island. Today, the company consists of 37 employees and 12 processing areas focused on a wide range of products, with 20 diverse packaging machines and packaging equipment, and manufacturers of more than 35 million retail units per annum – and still growing!
“We now create leading solutions for the blending and packaging of dry foods, as we offer a wide range of options to our customers setting us apart in the industry,” the company says.
“We are a medium-sized New Zealand company that has invaluable experience and knowledge in contract manufacturing for domestic and export markets, specialising in Asian markets.”
Wimpex’s expertise and experience can help clients succeed by providing a complete turn-key service, adaptable to individual needs. Being able to provide advice and support from product conception through to helping navigate the winding path of regulatory compliance and market access, the company’s team – working with a range of trusted and qualified suppliers – can help with the supply of printed packaging materials and ingredients, for both general and specialist applications.
Having more than a decade of powdered food manufacturing experience behind them, Wimpex’s team has a service standard that consistently exceeds customers’ expectations, focusing on quality, reliability and versatility to produce products to the highest standard for their customers in both New Zealand and export markets.
“Setting us apart from competitors is our highly skilled workforce; the talented team of food technologists, packaging, technical and quality staff whose combined experience enables the most challenging of requests to be met for our customers,” the company says. “The ability to pack to the highest standard, and deliver on time and within budget, is what keeps customers coming back for more.”
Wimpex blends and packages both private label/OEM and its own house brands – with final product destinations to UAE, Australia, China, Philippines, Myanmar and USA… meeting strict regulatory and quality requirements for various international markets.
House brand Go Milk is a no-added-sugar range of flavoured powdered milk drinks available in four market favourite flavours of chocolate, vanilla, banana and strawberry. The Factor 5 house brand is a range of whey, pea and rice protein athletic supplements. Various product ranges are sold in more than 700 supermarkets in New Zealand, 1500 stores in Australia and more than 3000 stores throughout Asia.
Wimpex has fast cultured its reputation for quality and service throughout the world…a proud company that cares about its customers’ success and the mutual benefits this brings.
“Wimpex is set to grow its capabilities to even greater levels in 2018 and beyond, with the construction of a new 4000 m2 purposebuilt factory in Christchurch with 23 processing rooms and four blending facilities for different product applications,” the company says. “The future packaging centre in Christchurch will serve most of our South Island clients that want to export their high-end retail product, dairy and non-dairy into Asian and other markets.”
Wimpex offers the following range of services: Dairy and non-dairy dry powders for both domestic and export markets; milling and size reduction; blending (up to 1000kg per batch); bag in box filling; canning (400g and 800g); bag filling; stick packing (5-30g); sachet packing (10-400g); pouch filling (100g – 1kg); handling Hygroscopic powders; modified atmosphere packing.
Export Dairy RMP licensing is granted by MPI (New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries). This includes HACCP and GMP export registrations for dairy products and various certifications for other food products. Wimpex is also a Halal and gluten-free certified plant and possesses CNCA registration for export of dairy products to the People’s Republic of China. The Wimpex family supplies some of the biggest supermarket chains in major city centres across China.
Wimpex Ltd…the trusted, qualified specialists for all powdered food packaging needs. Contact the Wimpex team at 51 Edmonton road, Hornby, Christchurch. Phone: +64 (0)3 377 4376