TSC have been manufacturing label printers since 1991 and have supplied over 4 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
1 Portage Road
PO Box 15262
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
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.
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
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
Anton Paar develops and manufactures analytical instruments generating reliable data that enables food companies to proceed with confidence in product development, production and quality control. Anton Paar is a world leader in the measurement of density, concentration of dissolved CO2/O2 and in the field of material characterization, viscometry / rheometry, process instrumentation and provides custom-tailored automation and robotic solutions.
Laboratory and process measuring instruments from Anton Paar are used in the control of incoming goods, quality control and research throughout the food industry. The product portfolio ranges from portable measuring instruments over high-precision automated laboratory or process measurement technology to individual industry-specific solutions. Moreover, Anton Paar now offers 3 years warranty on instruments in conjunction with the recommended maintenance intervals.
Unit 7 76 Paul Matthews Road
Unit 7 76 Paul Matthews Road
Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on PC Control technology. The product range covers Industrial PCs, I/O and Fieldbus Components, Drive Technology and automation software. Products that can be used as separate components or integrated into a complete and seamless control system are available for all industries. The Beckhoff “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation.
Unit F3, 4 Orbit Drive
AWS Group is an innovative New Zealand based company that is leading the way in sustainable and specialised pathogen control, whilst challenging industry dependence on traditional chemistry.
AWS is an acronym for Air, Water and Surface and represents those areas where the group delivers specialised sanitation technologies, solutions and advice for high-risk hygiene control areas.
With a holistic view and consultative approach to pathogen control, our core focus is sustainability without compromising performance. AWS Group solutions aim to replace toxic and harmful chemistry by delivering powerful and safer alternatives.
Coupled with product innovation, the AWS Group’s key strength is project delivery. Having a diverse skillset of specialists within the business group, the team at AWS Group can execute turn-key sanitation and hygiene solutions to areas that typically remain unsolved.
43 Maurice Road
PO Box 12347
PT ASSOCIATES has over 46 years grown by offering the food and dairy industry quality processing equipment and services.
The product line includes (but is not limited to):
Cheese Shredding Systems, Cheese Portion Cutting Machines, Ultrasonic Cutting Systems, Cheese Slice Accumulation Lines, Sanitary Dust Collection, Blending & Mixing Equipment.
Chilling & Freezing Systems including Spiral and IQF Tunnels with Industrial Refrigeration Packages.
Washing / Sanitizing Solutions including Rack & Crate Washers, Scale Weigh Pan Washers, Utensil Cabinet Washers, Buggy and Bin Washers, Sanitisers and Pallet Washers.
Vacuum Transfer Solutions including Bulk Handling & Rip – Tip Stations Systems.
We also provide a consultancy, plant review and in plant training.
The company is driven by innovation, quality and customer service.
NZ Representative for Marchant Schmidt Inc, IWM UK, Volkmann GmbH, FPS Inc.
31 Thompsons Road,
Broughton Village 2534
PO Box 168
With over 70 years’ experience in New Zealand, nobody has more in-depth knowledge of providing safety equipment, engineering supplies, workwear and packaging than NZ Safety Blackwoods.
With 30 Trade Centres across New Zealand, a comprehensive digital platform, knowledgeable sales and service reps, award-winning customer experience team, and range of over 120,000 products – partnering with NZ Safety Blackwoods allows you to leverage our scale, knowledge and relationships with preferred suppliers to access the best products at the right price.
With our vast product range, long history of servicing all sectors of New Zealand, and extensive portfolio of specialist and technical services, we will work with you to design and implement end-to-end specialist solutions in order to meet your purchasing requirements, providing you with everything you need from a trusted single source supplier.
87 – 91 Kerrs Road
Private Bag 94020
Dotmar Engineering Plastics is the leading NZ supplier of engineering plastic materials and machined components. We stock the widest range of conventional and high-performance engineering plastic materials, including a wide variety of food grade materials (FDA and EU), and can offer materials to medical, pharmaceutical and aerospace standards.
Dotmar support our customers by offering material selection, design, drawing and reverse engineering services, from a team of highly skilled and experienced staff. Those services are backed up by our own modern, high quality machine shops offering CNC and conventional machining.
Dotmar is also the sole NZ distributor of System Plast conveyor chains, belts and associated conveyor line components. We complement our System Plast products with manufacture of many machine components, including full sets of new or replacement change parts for filling and labelling machines.
Dotmar provide NZ wide coverage servicing customers from primary industries through to consumer goods manufacturers.
28 Crooks Road
PO Box 64503
+64 21 627 619
+64 6 354 4228
+64 21 667 810
+64 3 338 0522
+64 21 434 208
+64 9 579 7200
Caliber Design is a consultancy that provides project-based mechanical design engineering services. Our team of 30+ highly skilled and experienced engineers are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch. Our engineers work on-site with clients on a project-by-project basis, this means our clients can upsize their team with the exact skills they need, when they need them.
Much of our work is in the food technology industry. Our experience includes heating and cooling systems, multiple lane conveyors, palletisers, up lifters, process and packing lines, freezers, refrigeration, and production equipment for the meat processing industry, and more.
We design for safety, hygiene, assembly, reliability, serviceability, and longevity, while minimising costs. Our engineers are experienced in all aspects of the design process, from scoping through to parts procurement, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning.
Shortage of resources? Looming deadline? Skill gap that needs to be filled? Caliber Design has talented engineers that can help.
Wayne Le Sueur
597 Rosebank Road
PO Box 71084
021 0850 4275
HCD Flow Technology distributes a comprehensive range of industrial hoses, tubing, couplings, clamps, reels, pumps, lubrication dispensing equipment and associated products in rubber, PVC, PU, metallic, Teflon and other materials for all applications and industries.
HCD provides full assembly and testing services throughout New Zealand and boasts over 40 years of experience in fluid handling applications. With 7 branches and numerous distributors in most small cities and towns, HCD is conveniently located to service industry across New Zealand.
HCD takes pride in representing and distributing leading products from globally recognised manufacturers. Our ability to solve difficult customer applications is enhanced by being able to use the resources and technical knowledge of our suppliers and our commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and technical support.
Riaan le Roux
Riaan le Roux
144 Neilson Street
PO Box 112083
07 846 9056
03 455 7687
Lower Hutt / Wellington 5012
04 560 3705
Lower Hutt 5041
03 547 0532
09 634 6655
07 575 5297
Mt Maunganui South
Cuddon Freeze Dry products are the benchmark for quality in sublimation solutions and provide a turn-key solution, managing the delivery, onsite installation, commissioning, staff training and supply documentation.
18 McArtney Street
Brooke Fine Foods are importers and distributors of quality food solutions. We specialise is bulk food ingredients, covering a wide range of dried vine, tree and tropical fruit, nuts, grains and seeds, beans and lentils, vinegar, puree, starch’s and flours, peanut butter, canned goods, snacks, mixes and specialty products. We also represent some iconic international brands such as Mrs Balls, Peppadew, Yes You Can and our very own pre-pack range, Summer Harvest.
Brooke Fine Foods supplies private label products within the NZ & Australian grocery sector, we’re able to source a selection of items from around the globe.
Our fundamental philosophy is to provide our clients with a comprehensive, high quality, product range that represents good value. We firmly believe in long-term relationships both with clients and suppliers as we believe that long-term relationships foster consistently better business.
9A Apollo Drive
PO Box 302-118
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 Twin City Fans world leaders in Industrial and Commercial Fans. Our range of fans will blow you away! and we now have the Nordfab Ducting products and seal clamps with their innovative Quick-Fit® products.
Matt Tonkin – Sales & Customer Service Manager
Angela Hogan – Key Account Customer Service Leader
17-21 Kawana Street
+64 3 377 9212
+64 9 483 4355
Lynn River is a market leader in hand protection and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions to the meat, fish and food processing industries. Lynn River is the exclusive importer of Showa quality gloves and is a long standing licensee of DSM Dyneema – the world’s strongest fiber™.
Lynn River has an extensive range of products tailored for the food industry including cut resistant gloves, disposable gloves, industrial safety gloves, freezer gloves, aprons, bakers’ mitts and pads, earmuffs, respirators, safety glasses and workwear.
Our head office is located in Geraldine with a sales office and ancillary warehousing in Auckland. We have trained technical representative located throughout New Zealand who are able to assist with product recommendations and trials to ensure cost effective outcomes.
162 Talbot Street
PO Box 7
American food manufacturer Jeanette Harris would never have put two teaspoons of cardamom in a recipe for a dozen biscuits.
The spice is strong, polarising and typically associated with India and Asian cooking, not gluten-free chocolate chip biscuits.
“Humans have internal biases about these sorts of things, especially cooks and bakers — we have these ideas that these are the tried and true ways,” Harris says.
Two teaspoons of cardamom is not one of those tried and true ways. But when an artificial intelligence designed to optimise parts for airplanes and spaceships told her two teaspoons of cardamom was the right amount, she listened.
“And it tasted delicious.” Harris, who founded the Gluten Free Goat Bakery, worked with Google’s AI research team at the company’s Pittsburgh office and its chef to develop a biscuit recipe using machine learning and artificial intelligence.
“It was arguably one of the tastier applications for Google’s Hypertune project”, engineer Daniel Golovin says.
The thought to apply Google’s AI technology to baking biscuits started one day as employees sat around talking at lunch.
Greg Kochanski, a member of the team working on AI, worried that the technology would develop with only applications for large corporations, and leave behind small businesses. He proposed finding a real-world, small use for it…and the Google biscuit experiment was born.
The team first worked with John Karbowski, a chef at Google who teaches cooking to employees. Karbowski and the team began baking chocolate chip biscuits using recipes devised by the AI.
The artificial intelligence works by using a relatively small data set to create the optimal conditions based on any number of parameters. For the chocolate chip biscuits, the AI could determine the amount of specified ingredients, the temperature and time in the oven or other factors in the baking process. The AI takes data from test batches of biscuits and uses it to design the best batch.
“You’re not going to do this billions of times,” Golovin says of baking batches of cookies. “The trick is to do this as few times as possible.”
Some biscuits concocted by the AI were terrible — not enough butter, too much chocolate. Some had orange extract and cayenne pepper. Some were good.
Google employees taste-tested the biscuits, and their feedback was fed into the AI to help it make better decisions about the next batch. After many batches of biscuits — Google’s kitchen has five ovens — the team landed on the optimal, basic, chocolate chip cookie recipe. But they weren’t done there.
To challenge the AI, the team went to Harris, whose bakery specialises in gluten-free, vegan and soy-free treats. Harris gave the team an unfinished, chocolate chip biscuit recipe that she was developing.
The AI took control over four or five ingredients, including cardamom and Szechuan pepper, the latter of which it decided does not belong in chocolate chip biscuits and was zeroed out of the recipe. The rest of the recipe was left to Harris’ expertise.
It took the AI about 60 batches of cookies to nail the recipe…not bad for a computer starting from scratch, Harris says.
Both she and Karbowski say it was a bit unnerving to give the AI control over some of the baking process and decision making. “You have to kind of surrender to how you as a baker or chef instinctually react when we look at ingredients and just trust in the recipe that the machine puts out,” Karbowski says.
Neither Harris nor Karbowski actively uses Google’s AI in the kitchen, and they both say that the technology may not be the most beneficial to their small-scale operations, where test batches and tastings are possible.
Both could see artificial intelligence and machine learning benefiting larger baking and cooking operations. And neither is worried that artificial intelligence is coming for their jobs.
Instead, the technology will help them do their jobs better, they say. “AI brought into a kitchen — it’s a little scary at first,” Karbowski says. “But it really expands your mind.” Or at least, it can help you find the perfect amount of cardamom for your cookies.
This story first appeared in the Tribune-Review in the US.
Auckland-based petfood company Feed my Fur Baby is making waves across the Tasman for its award-nominated use of sustainable and innovative packaging design.
The company, which only launched in January and offers a subscription service for petfood using a unique algorithm to provide regular tailored meals to hungry pets, has been awarded high commendation in the Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
In addition to some unique design features such as a removable window and a custom ‘portion-control scoop’, the packaging has been nominated for innovative use of cardboard in an industry dominated by thick plastic packaging, co-founder Ben Rennell says. “The global pet food industry has a significant environmental impact and large, plastic packaging is a major factor in this. We believe this has to change.”
The company avoids the use of secondary packaging in the supply chain, which means the same box is used to pack, transport, bulk store and ship to the end customer in the same packaging with no additional tapes or wraps.
“The team are now working on ways to improve the design and sustainability of the packaging, including multi-use use of the box to further reduce material usage and increase environmental efficiencies,” Rennell says. “We are also working towards product traceability to provide ethical transparency within the supply chain. Watch this space.”
More than 25,000kg of plastic waste is littered in New Zealand each day, and the pet food industry is worth $400 million in New Zealand.