Packaging and Processing Solutions for a Sustainable World.
MULTIVAC is passionately committed to creating value-added packaging and innovative process solutions. We pride ourselves on setting the industry standard in technology, efficiency and reliability of our complete product portfolio.
We are a supplier of integrated solutions for the whole of the packaging and processing sector. We have an extensive range of packaging, handling, and labelling solutions, as well as equipment upstream and downstream of the packaging process.
Multivac New Zealand provides market leading solutions; from Schroeter smokehouses & Intensive chillers, Handtmann vacuum filling, forming and dosing, to Multivac packaging equipment, packaging materials and labelling equipment.
TVI Meat Portioning along with recently integrated Fritsch Bakery Technologies are also part of the Multivac Group. Bizerba, Provisur and CabinPlant round off an impressive line up of agencies for Multivac New Zealand.
Contact us to help develop the perfect package to suit your product, your brand and your objectives for profitability and sustainability.
91 McLaughlins Road
PO Box 76204
For a quarter of a century Alchemy has been supporting the New Zealand and Australian Food and Beverage industry with innovative, high quality products. Alchemy Agencies is employee owned and we work hard for you to grow our businesses together.
As your supply partners we are here to provide ingredient and technical solutions to help grow your business.
We service all areas of the food, beverage and nutraceutical industry including dairy, beverage, condiments, confectionery, dessert, snack, bakery and much more.
We specialise in vitamin and mineral pre mixes; functional ingredients and bioactive herbal blends; frozen, aseptic and dried Fruits and vegetables; brewing supplies; hydrocolloids including specialty blends; sugar replacers and ingredients for fibre fortification; nutraceuticals and gelcaps for pharma. Much of our range is available as conventional and / or organic.
Our trusted supply partners have a focus on innovation and are always looking to grow capability through new customer partnerships.
Domnic Lobo – Business Manager
Level 2, 20 Centre Street
PO Box 90206
Victoria Street West
A Unique Solution
Custom Ingredient Handling Solutions
hb-technik provides a unique high tech range of ingredient handling systems and solutions customised for the food processing industry. With superior accuracy, these solutions produce better quality products with improved safety, reduced environmental footprint and extensive cost savings.
The unique difference of hb-technik is its renowned reputation for the best designed and computerised quality ingredient management systems. This ensures your end product is produced with 100% accuracy for bulk handling conveying and dosing. The automation of levels and line dimensions can be adapted to each customer’s request to suit the characteristics of the individual Food or Beverage Manufacturing business.
With our extensive on-line 24×7 support across Asia Pacific, hb-technik provide programmed and event based maintenance for all different types of machine lines and equipment.
16/19-23 Bridge Street
P O Box 166
Terrey Hills 2084
The story of Remarkable Cream liqueur is just that – remarkable – and it has a 40-year family history.
It all began in the 70s when Bill Cameron, founder of ‘Robbie Burns Liquor’, attempted to make New Zealand’s very own cream liqueur.
When his attempts fell short, he instead decided to import ‘Conti-Cream’ from Australia, but his heart was still set on a locally made cream liqueur that would rival the Irish.
In the year 2000, his son Neil Cameron, who had followed in his father’s footsteps, successfully developed a recipe for a liqueur with New Zealand cream as the hero ingredient.
This product was sold in the South Island and enjoyed for many years by a small but enthusiastic bunch of customers.
Neil continued to make these cream liqueurs in central Otago and Dunedin, supplying locally, until he was forced to stop for health reasons.
Now Neil’s son William, is carrying on the family tradition, and has perfected the recipe for the cream liqueur to highlight the very best New Zealand ingredients, including a blend of fresh cream, butterscotch, and smooth whey vodka.
Despite growing up around his father’s recipe and spending hours helping to make it, Wills had never tasted much of it himself, so it wasn’t until he took a few bottles up to Auckland that he realised the potential it had to give other cream liqueurs a run for their money.
“I got it out to shops, and everyone went crazy for it,” he says.
It soon became clear that the New Zealand Food Innovation Networks’ Auckland-based FoodBowl facility was the perfect combination of accredited facilities and processing equipment that Wills needed to make his product.
To give it the chance it deserved, Neil decided to move up to Auckland to better support William, despite living and producing in Otago for most of his life.
Wills realised proper marketing and design would be required to match the quality and provenance. So, he set about designing his own branding featuring, appropriately, the iconic Remarkable ranges that the family had grown up skiing.
“When I first met The FoodBowl’s business development manager, Al Baxter, said: ‘It looks old fashioned Will, but not in a good way,’ which I completely agreed with,” says Wills.
But The FoodBowl wasn’t really set up for manufacturing alcohol, so progress was slow, and a year passed before production was able to get properly underway.
“There were lot of hurdles,” says Wills.
Finally in February 2021, all the necessary approvals had been granted and processing could begin.
However, the nature of the product itself requires very specific parameters and a specialist homogeniser, so it wasn’t to be smooth sailing just yet.
Production began with running the product through The FoodBowls’ machine only for the team to discover the product required processing so specific that is initially failed. Eventually, with some tweaking and experimentation, they managed to get the product stable.
After this slight setback, Wills decided to purchase and import his own 1m3/h high-pressure homogeniser. This would solve all his stabilising problems in the future, and he could lease it out to other manufacturers who might need it for a variety of reasons.
And with this decision, his secondary business Homogenise Now, was borne.
“Our main barrier to production for the cream liqueur has been access to a homogeniser with higher pressures than is required for milk and other dairy. In addition, while producing at The FoodBowl, we had some challenges with their machine which was a difficult position as in New Zealand there is no company that can bring a homogeniser to a site for ’emergency’ uses, or for validation/pilot runs.
“That is one good thing to come out of the challenges, as we are setting up the homogeniser (with pumps and filters etc) on a mobile setup to solve that problem for others.”
Wills has also been working with ProduCo food safety and regulatory compliance specialists, so other manufacturers can rest assured it is up to standard if they need to bring it onto their factory premises.
The FoodBowl’s Al Baxter says he is pleased to see a product being launched with a New Zealand story and provenance in the branding.
“Wills was great to work with – very professional and patient. He was very focussed on getting the job done properly and overcoming technical challenges.”
Not only that, but the product also has good export potential, says Baxter.
With all the hurdles the Cameron men have faced over the years to make such a technically difficult product, Remarkable Cream holds a special place in the family history.
“My dad has had health issues for the last few years. When he made the last batch of the previous product, he’d been very unwell and only just managed to pull it off,” says Wills.
“He made the batch, the pipes blew, and 500 litres went on the ground. He thought this was the end of the product. It had really broken him.
“To now see it coming back and hearing the great feedback he’s really happy and proud.”
Despite all the challenges, Wills isn’t one to cry over spilt milk, and remains more determined than ever to give Remarkable Cream the chance it deserves.
“There’ve been so many times that the business has been right on the edge. The product is hard to make, but to get it made properly is a really good feeling.”
To learn more about Homogenise Now visit: www.homogenisenow.nz
What if it was possible to get the same nutritional value of leafy green vegetables but from the food we love to eat? The folks at Leaft Foods think they might have found a solution.
Founded in 2019, by John and Maury Leyland Penno, Leaft Foods Ltd is aiming to create a range of new food products using the plant protein RuBisCO.
The protein is found in all green leafy vegetables and has high nutritional value and a lighter environmental footprint than traditional animal or grain-based sources of protein.
General manager Ross Milne says there are two drivers behind what the company is trying to achieve.
“Firstly, we’re trying to extract a protein out of green leafy material to use as a food ingredient. The RuBisCo protein that we are targeting is relatively well-known to the plant science community but not to food consumers,” he says.
“RuBisCo is a really interesting protein. It is white, tasteless, and odourless. While that might not sound very interesting from a food point of view, from a protein ingredient perspective, those are some fantastic qualities.”
The protein has an amino acid profile which is comparable to an animal derived protein – often one of the challenges faced by others working with current plant protein products.
“We’re also excited about the protein functionality that we’ve seen to date. Its gelling and foaming properties and its solubility. From a food technology point of view that’s what gets us really excited because it opens up doors to other opportunities in terms of how we could integrate it into a whole raft of products.
“Secondly, what we’re looking to develop is a new opportunity for our farmers to increase the environmental sustainability of our food systems.
“We are experts in New Zealand in terms of growing pasture. Our focus at Leaft Foods is to utilise our expertise, work with pastures that farmers are already familiar with and grab the protein from there.”
Somewhat ironically, Milne moved back from Copenhagen, Denmark to work on this project after leaving his job in the dairy industry. “I slipped through the fence onto the other side,” he says with a laugh.
“It’s a privilege to work on something like this. It’s very aspirational in that we want to make a real positive impact on the environment and give farmers an opportunity to be involved in plant protein, in conjunction with their existing farming systems, in an economically viable way. For me personally, to have the opportunity to come back to New Zealand and be involved in and lead a project like this, is really exciting.”
An early indicator that they were on to something special came when the Leaft team used their ingredient to make a pavlova. And it worked!
“We’re a Kiwi start-up company so we thought what better way to test our product.
“Egg white protein is really interesting because it can form a bake stable foam, so if you want to use a substitute it has to also be something that also does this. We noticed that our protein had this potential.”
Other plant-based egg substitutes have the basic functionality however are carbohydrate-based rather than protein based and therefore do not match the nutrition profile of egg white.
“We substituted out the egg white and put in our protein to deliver on both functionality and nutrition with great results on the first test bake,” Milne says.
The trial pavlova was enjoyed at the Leaft Foods end of year Christmas party in 2019 by the team who were pleased with the results.
“It got us really excited because it demonstrated what our product could do. Now it’s about building on the research to develop a paddock to plate commercial food system. We know the opportunity is there, and we still have a significant research and development program ahead of us.”
Milne hopes New Zealanders will see this research and development as an opportunity and will step up to take on challenges and changes and lead the way on journey to build a new industry.
“There’s a lot of synergies between existing agricultural systems and what we’re working on and they can be co-beneficial. There is a unique opportunity, we’ve got really great people in New Zealand and there is a significant shift in consumer habits globally. Therefore, if we maintain our momentum on this, we have the opportunity to develop new products and be ahead of the game.”
Advanced Packaging Systems Limited are a specialist importer of High Quality Processing and Packaging Machinery for the Food, Confectionery, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Poultry, Seafood and Chemical Industries.
We have over 30 Years Experience in working with the unique requirements of our New Zealand customers.
The range of machines we can offer include Equipment such as High Shear Mixers, Sifters, Sieves and Screeners, Self-Cleaning Filters, Particle Size Reduction Milling Machines, Wire Belt Conveyors, Wafer Ovens, Extruders and Guillotines, and Egg Grading Machines.
Our reputation precedes us for delivering the same impeccable service each and every time. Ask us for assistance today.
Unit 7, 10 Canaveral Drive
PO Box 305 531 Triton Plaza
A New Zealand tech company could be on track to solving labour shortage problems faced by US vegetable growers and removing herbicides from the farming process at the same time.
Greentech Robotics, based in Palmerston North and founded by Don Sandbrook, specialises in automated seeding, harvesting and high-density salad mix and baby carrots.
Now with increasing pressure on growers in terms of labour costs and the outlawing of herbicides in many countries, the Greentech Robotics team are developing a robot that could replicate the accuracy of a human-being with a hoe and potentially removing the need for herbicides altogether.
But this doesn’t come without its challenges says Greentech Robotics director Rob Baan.
“The difference between us and most of the other groups working in this space around the world is that we are looking at an extraction option. That is technically a lot harder because we have to get a lot closer to the plant and the weeds to extract them.”
Baan says one of the real challenges facing the development of this product is that the vegetables they are working around have usually been trench planted. This means the seeds have been sown in a controlled environment and then transplanted into fields where they are left to mature into fully grown crops.
When these plants are transplanted, they are given a boost of fertiliser to ensure they get a good start.
“The problem here is that weeds like the fertiliser just as much,” says Baan. “Therefore, there’s a tendency for the weeds to congregate around the vegetable plants and that is the most difficult place to get to when you want to extract weeds.
“Traditionally vegetable growers would either spray against those weeds indiscriminately or use human being and a hoe to extract the weeds.”
Baan says in California grows approximately 45% of all vegetables consumed in the US and most of the weeding is done by immigrant labour with a hoe.
“During the last four years under Trump presidency there has been a lot of noise around immigrant labour, so there’s even more pressure on growers to find alternative solutions rather than using seasonal workers because it’s harder to get people into the country.”
This has meant that labour costs have risen and farmers are looking for alternative options he says.
Greentech Robotics has been supplying seeding equipment to the American market for 25 years and Baan believes this will help immensely when introducing the robotic weeders.
“Our ultimate aim is to do mechanical extraction using our robotic weeder,” he says.
“Our robots will probably be capable of doing micro-spraying as well, but we will also have robots that will be capable of mechanical removal. Herbicides are being outlawed in many countries because there is a lot of pressure from environmental groups to remove them. Our aim is for no chemical herbicides to be used at all.”
Trials are currently taking place in New Zealand however Covid-19 has affected the development process significantly.
“We are doing trials on the weed spider here but we need to get a lot of data about the crops and weeds in California as that’s our target market. The problem is that we haven’t been able to get into the market. We had planned 4 field trips in 2020 and we weren’t able to go on any of them.
“That has hampered our development because we need to learn about all the different weed species and how they perform when you try to extract them.”
Nevertheless, the team have their fingers crossed for a field trip to take place in June 2021.
Baan says regardless of these hurdles, to pull of this technical goal is a major achievement.
“Founder and chief executive Don Sandbrook and myself have met with many other groups around the world that are also trying to develop this type of technology. They are all working on something along the lines of what we are doing but I think we are reaching for the skies.
“We have set our sights very high. As far as the technical difficulties that we need to overcome, they are probably higher than most because we are trying to emulate a human with a hoe and that is not easy. Most of the other groups have set their sights more on being accurate using micro-spraying technology.”
But for Baan, it’s the people that is key to the company’s success and drive.
“It’s that enthusiasm you get exposed to. Everybody is enthusiastic about the project and it’s a nice team to be able to interact with. That’s a privilege,” he says.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have been increasingly seeking health and wellness products. In response to this, CSL Centro Sperimentale Del Latte has developed Florganic Probiotics.
A growing market
According to the 2018 Organic Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) Market report, New Zealand’s total organic products market is valued at around $600 million, and has grown by 30% since 2015.
A global leader in probiotic manufacturing, CSL says their new product is designed to give food and beverage brands an opportunity to capitalise on this increasing demand for clean, natural and organic products.
“The New Zealand industry can benefit from not just local consumer interest in organic products, but also increased interest from international markets where organic foods continue to be a strong desire for health-conscious consumers,” says CSL Asia Pacific chief executive officer John Goebel.
“We believe the Florganic Probiotics range is innovative in its production and certification as it helps organic-focused brands to further deliver on their brand promise.
“Unlike probiotics which are not certified organic products, the Florganic Probiotic range still delivers clinically studied strains with the added quality appeal of being a certified organic product.”
Available in a powdered blend form, the probiotic range can be added to milk powders, supplements, infant formula, health and wellness powder, drinks, liquid drops, yoghurts, chocolate and meal replacement shakes.
The benefits of probiotics
Defined as living microorganisms, probiotics can provide a range of health benefits when consumed in certain quantities.
Well-documented lactobacillus strains, such as a Synbio® blend, Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus SP1 are on offer in the Florganics range. A leading Bifidobacteria strain is also available in the certified organic offering of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactic BLC1.
Probiotic strains such as these have a number of health benefits, including:
- Immune system stimulation
- Lowering of blood ammonia
- Reduced serum cholesterol
- Strengthened mucosal barriers
- Alleviation of lactose intolerance
- Improved synthesis of B vitamins.
Probiotics in diary products
A number of studies have shown that probiotic bacteria have an improved survival and efficacy when delivered through milk, compared to any other medium.
Yoghurt, ice cream and cheese can also be made with the incorporation of probiotics. However, they don’t all respond the same.
Special care must be taken to ensure that the growth of an added probiotic culture in fermented milk products does not compromise the sensory profile of the product. This means that extra diligence must be taken during the prototype development, as well as during commercial production.
Meanwhile, ice cream can accommodate probiotics for a longer period (one year or more when stored at the correct temperature) than any other dairy product due to its frozen format. Cheese can also be an ideal carrier of probiotic additives thanks to a high fat and low water content – an ideal condition for probiotics.
Roxset is the #1 Applicator of Food Grade HACCP Coatings to the Food & Beverage Industry. Over 30 years the company has been supplying top tier companies with turn key hygienic coatings and bespoke solutions for clients with Meat, Seafood, Baking, Hospitality, Wine and Beer processing facilities.
The Roxset SE product range is impervious, non slip, highly durable, and long lasting. Clients can select colour matching or from Roxset’s extensive colour range. This locally manufactured unique coating is Non Toxic and VOC free and comes with extensive warranties.
Unit 16, 19-23 Bridge Street
TSC have been manufacturing label printers since 1991 and have supplied over 5 million printers into the market in over 90 countries. They are an award winning, top-5 global manufacturer of label printers worldwide, with a market share of over 33% in the USA and Asia, and over 40% in India.
Within the last few years TSC have completely refreshed its range of printers from the desktop through to the heavy duty industrial printers.
As the New Zealand authorised partner of TSC , Techspan Industrial Printing Systems offer the full range of TSC label printers, available on our dedicated e-commerce web site, or direct from Techspan.
Techspan backs up its sales with in-house support, remote training, setup and service support. Loan printers are also available if required for return to base repairs.
For printer information and to save money on your label printing consumables, please do not hesitate to contact Craig, Warren or Jon with any enquiries on –
0800 603 603 or visit our e-commerce website www.tsclabelprinters.co.nz
Craig Iversen – Technical sales
Warren Hadler – Technical sales
1 Portage Road
PO Box 15262
Cormack Packaging can provide a wide range of closure solutions for specialty and mass-market food packaging applications. Whether you are looking for convenience, enhanced product dispensing, ease of use, or all three, we are confident we can provide you with something that will meet your requirements. CRC Closures, TE Caps, Flip Caps, Spray Pumps & Spray Triggers.
Cormack represents in New Zealand many of the world’s leading packaging companies, including Silgan, Berry Plastics, Moldrite, Comar, Menshen, and many others as well as our own manufacturing site in Sydney.
Cormack realises that its future success relies on its ability to provide its customers with innovative packaging solutions that add excitement to its customers’ brands. We achieve this by delivering to the New Zealand market the latest in Asia, American and European ideas and employing an in-house design team.
34 Apollo Drive
Planet Protector Packaging manufactures an environmentally responsible insulated packaging technology called Woolpack that aims to reduce B2B and B2C use of expanded polystyrene (EPS). Woolpack technology uses sheep’s wool unsuitable for the textile industry, which is normally designated a waste product and destined for landfill.
Until now, there has been no EPS alternative that has delivered equivalent thermal performance while remaining price competitive and being easily diverted from landfill.
The solution is ideal for companies trying to deliver goods which experience cold-chain interruptions before delivery or where a package may sit outside of a home or office before collection.
We work in the food, seafood and pharmaceutical spaces, with a large range of standard and customisable offerings. Come join our flock!
1/85 Onehunga Mall Rd
EXPERTS IN POWER TRANSMISSION, CONVEYOR TECHNOLOGY, AND PACKING EQUIPMENT
EQM Industrial are a leading New Zealand supplier of electric drive products, conveyor systems and packing equipment.
We stock a huge range of equipment and componentry for a wide range of industries including food, engineering & manufacturing.
518 Omahu Road
Today’s consumers choose products in packaging that offers greater convenience, reliable containment and sustained freshness.
Zip-Pak resealable solutions meet and exceed those demands, creating brand distinction, consumer preference and outstanding performance on store shelves and in the home.
With an unmatched global network of innovative resealable products, manufacturing capabilities, equipment and technical support Zip-Pak makes it easy to add consumer preferred convenience and proven zipper technology to your products.
Unit 1 77-89 Remington Drive
Unit 1 77-89 Remington Drive
With 20 years of experience in industrial instrumentation, Butler Techsense is a proven supplier of environmental monitoring solutions for GMP, scientific and food production industries.
In a demanding operation our customers must have reliable and accurate devices that give them the measurements they demand. Butler Techsense delivers field-proven technologies that can handle demanding conditions and challenges that allows our customers to maximize the performance, profitability and most importantly the quality compliance aspects of their business. Online affiliates, QA Instruments and The Temperature Shop offer our customers instrumentation products and services through a convenient web presence.
353 New North Road
PO Box 56-156
Fifth-generation family owned and run; Langdon has been the supplier of choice for New Zealand and Australia’s favourite food manufacturers for over 168 years.
Our reputation for safe, reliable and technically superior ingredients starts with our global supply chain and trusted long-term supply partners – ensuring you receive the same quality product, on time, every time.
Specialists in herbs, spices, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, our extensive portfolio also includes:
• Dehydrated vegetables
• Bakery products
• Savoury ingredients
• Health & wellness products
• Functional ingredients
• Plant based
• Nutritional yeasts and yeast extracts
With commercial and warehouse operations across ANZ, Asia and the UK & Ireland, we are at the forefront of food trends, providing access to emerging flavour profiles and challenging the way our customers think about and create food.
Let our onsite product development specialists and world-class ingredients bring your food ideas to life!
11 Rakino Way
Seal House has been at the forefront of offering sealing solutions to a wide range of industries for four decades. We supply OEM equipment manufacturers and also support the needs of maintenance engineers across the length and breadth of New Zealand.
With four experienced Sales Engineers covering the country, we are able to supply high quality standard and custom seals, gasketing and extrusion for almost all applications including hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, beverage filling equipment, and processing machinery.
We have CNC machines on site operated by trained machinists, capable of making custom seals from a range of materials up to 600mm in diameter. Those materials include NBR, HNBR, Viton, EPDM, polyurethane, PTFE and silicone.
We also supply a range of seals, gaskets and hoses with FDA “3A” approval for applications where the highest quality and dependability is required.
Talk to us about your requirements!
42 Hobill Avenue
Manukau City 2104
PO Box 74022
Machinerysales is a 12 page classified newspaper distributed within NZ Engineering News listing the latest new and used engineering machinery and equipment. Published 11 times a year and distributed the 1st week of the month.
Level 1, 16 Byron Ave
PO Box 33146
Chantal Organics began in 1978, in Hawkes Bay, when a group of like-minded people shared a vision of healthier food for their families. They formed a co-operative to buy organic and natural wholefoods. One of the families had a daughter named Chantal, so the name Chantal Organics is a reminder that organic and natural whole foods care for our families, our environment, and future generations.
The Chantal Organics business was purchased from members of the founding families by the Kraus family in August 2016 and is still completely NZ owned and operated.
Chantal Organics is now a nationwide manufacture and wholesaler, distributing organic products into grocery and green stores and making award winning spreads and breakfast cereals from our production facility in the Hawke’s Bay.
We also have a strong bulk foods business, which supports consumers in buying plastic-free via various bulk-refill outlets throughout the country, as well as supplying manufacturers such as bakers and other food producers with the highest quality organic ingredients.
93 Austin Street
ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.
By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
Our expertise in every F&B segment, from sugar production to beverage bottling, means we understand that everyone’s needs are different. We take the time to get to know your business and unique challenges before providing our recommendations.
Our consultative approach ensures that we arrive at the best solution for your specific needs.
Johan van der Westhuizen
Johan van der Westhuizen
83 Grafton Road
Private Bag 92609