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
Visy Technology Systems develops and distributes systems used across multiple industries for product identification and quality inspection applications.
A comprehensive product range is available and includes high performance inkjet printing systems made by Hitachi Japan , waste free liner less barcode labelling systems from HM Systems Denmark, CAB label printers from Germany and a range of economical cartridge based carton printers made by HSAjet in Denmark.
In addition, Visy offers Vision and Xray inspection equipment made by Filtec USA which are designed for bottle and can inspection, fill level checking and pressure leak detection.
Visy brings complete solutions together addressing all types of marking, coding, labelling and inspection applications and offers turn key engineering services to deliver high performance high quality outcomes.
235 Roscommon Rd
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
Apollo Projects are a nationwide design and build company with detailed specialist knowledge of the food processing sector. We deliver comprehensive, innovative, and highly-efficient process facilities, achieving successful project outcomes through open, honest, & constructive relationships with our clients. Through years of experience, we can save you time and money.
17 Ron Guthrey Road
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
We are a leading provider of food assurance services to Aotearoa’s primary and food production sectors. Sharing and applying knowledge and insights from over 100 years’ experience, we are dedicated to helping our partners uphold what Aotearoa stands for in food – a higher standard of quality and safety.
7a Pacific Rise
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
We are a NZ owner operated business of over 30+ years, supplying customised flexible packaging solutions to a wide range of industries. From start ups to multi-nationals, we have solutions to fit almost any brief. We offer full consultation and have a genuine interest and passion for the presentation and delivery of your products to market, guiding clients through each step of the way.
We offer full inventory management services, 3PL throughout NZ and Australia, technical advice and a wide range of flexible packaging solutions – pouches, films, spout pouches, wholesale packaging, liners, dairy packaging, meat packaging, produce and agricultural solutions, pet food products… and more!
We encourage anyone looking to develop a new product or seeking a more creative and supportive supplier to give us a call to discuss in confidence.
220 Bush Road
PO Box 303509
Some matters of taste are set in stone. Dogs rule, cats drool. Purple and green should never be seen. But when it comes to what we drink, Kiwis’ tastes change like traffic lights, says the team at Coca-Cola.
Using a groundbreaking New Zealand innovation (Needscope) that matches our choices to emotions rather than fixed demographics, the team at Coca-Cola has discovered what makes us tick when we’re in front of the fridge.
The truth is, we’re a fickle bunch. While water is the drink of choice for many, almost nobody drinks water all the time, no matter how health-conscious they are. “We are hard-wired not to do without,” says Coca-Cola knowledge and insights manager Carl Edkins. “We often don’t want to make compromises.”
Just like some people’s voices change when they pick up the phone or visit their elderly grandmother, different situations and emotions change our taste every moment of every day.
Instead of the traditional marketing demographics, which put us in rigid boxes like ‘household spender aged 25-34’, or ‘male, married with two kids, over 40’, our drinks choices can be roughly divided into six emotion-driven flavours: vibrancy, affiliation, tranquillity, composure, superiority and bravado.
Kiwis make around eight drinks choices a day based on our moods, whether we’re feeling insecure and need to show our superior taste (think a sophisticated drink like a Schweppes tonic water and mixer), or we’re at a beach party and we’re in the moment (something fizzy, fruity and calories be damned). The next morning, we may well be reaching for that soothing glass of water, as the guilt hits.
“You need to have an option available for each one of these needs when you walk into a store,” Edkins says.
And our options are set to expand. While Kiwis are spoilt for choice when it comes to drinks that tempt our risk-taking love of adventure (our bravado emotion), such as energy drinks, sports drinks and bottled water for hardcore fitness enthusiasts, we’re behind the Aussies when it comes to drinks that show our superior discernment.
As our population boom opens the door to niche products – and as more of us leave the age of mountain-running on weekends – Edkins says New Zealanders can expect more exotic choices that set us apart from the usual soft-drink crowd. In the future, we’ll be choosing more natural ingredients like stevia, or anything that screams ‘individual’.
Think iced coffee with the latest miracle spice or goats’ milk infused with wild orchid – although on a hot day, of course, nothing’s going to beat an ice-cold Coke.
The Six Taste Moods
- Vibrancy – That feeling of being alive. It’s tangy, it’s fizzy. It has an umbrella in it. Drink match – sparkling white sangria.
- Affiliation – Feeling part of a group. It’s what everyone else is drinking. Drink match – Coke, beer.
- Tranquility – Relaxation time. It’s like a hug in a mug. Drink match – herbal tea, hot chocolate.
- Composure – When you want to be in control of your emotions. It’s good for you. Drink match – water.
- Superiority – You want something that makes you feel like a boss. It’s an acquired taste. Drink match – elderflower and cucumber, Campari and soda.
- Bravado – Wahoooooooooo!! A bottle could power a small mountain kingdom. Drink match – Powerade, Demon Energy
- Consumer research and brand planning system
- Developed in New Zealand in the late 1990s
- More than 8000 studies in 80+ countries and countless markets.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the launch of Amatil X, a new platform for emerging possibilities to power growth beyond Coca-Cola Amatil’s core business.
The new venture will support the development of concepts, start-ups and early-stage businesses that anticipate and address customer needs, and is a way for Coca-Cola Amatil to find new avenues of growth. Group managing director Alison Watkins says the world of customers is changing quickly, with increasing expectations driven by technology. “While remaining focused on our core is critical, we need to find new avenues of growth. We want to continue to challenge ourselves to provide our customers with ‘Only at Amatil’ experiences,” she says. At the core is AX Ventures, a multi-million dollar corporate venturing programme that has been set up to invest in future revenue growth opportunities outside of Amatil’s current business – and beyond innovation in beverages which sit within the core business. Investment opportunities will be identified via two avenues:
- Xcelerate – a corporate accelerator programme to operate in New Zealand and Australia powered by leading start-up accelerator BlueChilli. Xcelerate will seek applications from entrepreneurs and early-stage companies, gaining first-hand access to emerging technologies and trends; building a pipeline of investible businesses; and supporting the overall start-up ecosystem in New Zealand and Australia. Applications for Xcelerate opened last month.
- Xponential – an employee venturing programme. Xponential will leverage Amatil’s existing innovation programmes and other initiatives to identify internal opportunities for AX Ventures to invest.
Importantly, the programmes within AmatilX are not open to proposals for new beverages, and do not compete with existing innovation pipelines provided by brand partners including The Coca-Cola Company, Watkins says. Instead, there are three broad themes:
- Millions of moments of impact: concepts for creating a sustainable future
- One step ahead: concepts for redefining the customer experience; and
- Route to me: concepts for exploring alternative ways of getting customers what they want, when and where they want it.
The programmes will leverage Coca-Cola Amatil’s ability to rapidly test and validate relevant ideas and prototype solutions which improve the customer experience or create potential revenue streams.
At the end of the programme, AX Ventures will review participants for further investment. “Our team has been examining rapidly evolving companies across various sectors in Australia and overseas for the past six months,” Watkins says. “The result is Amatil X. Our aspiration is for Amatil X to set the benchmark for how to bridge the gap between large established corporations and the agility and innovation of start-up businesses, so that we leverage entrepreneurs to help fuel our growth agenda. We are investing today for tomorrow’s growth. We want the start-up community to know we’re open for business and supporting both the start-up community ecosystem, and the New Zealand and Australian economies.” www.ccamatil.com
If your Millennial offspring have stayed living at home pleading poverty, yet waste what ‘little’ they have on copious takeaway flat whites and smashed avocado, are you forgiven for being miffed? Kiwi consumer spending specialist Marketview managing director Stephen Bridle says yeah, nuh, maybe.
Millennial consumers in New Zealand have been labelled as big spenders, wasting their money on smashed avocado and takeaway coffee. And there’s more than a bit of truth to the epitaph.
In a report analysing spending behaviour by consumers aged 25-29, Marketview found that over the past eight years, these consumers have increased their spending by 56%, outstripping their growth in population.
Much of Millennial’s spending growth is due to a growing interest in eating out… whether it be cafes, restaurants, bars or fast food, Millennials really are dining out much more than previous generations.
With their preoccupation with convenience, takeaways are an increasingly popular purchase for this age group – our spending figures revealed that in 2017, Millennials spent more on takeaways than they did at clothing, footwear, health, beauty, pharmacy and cosmetic stores combined.
We also identified that Millennials have a strong preference for online shopping, with spending growth for nearly all online categories outstripping their bricks and mortar equivalents.
Figures show that since 2009, these consumers have more than tripled the amount they spend online, now allocating 10% of their spending budgets to online purchases. Popular online categories for Millennials are fashion, accommodation and, increasingly, groceries and food, encouraged by convenience and growing availability.
While many industries both on and offline are benefitting from Millennial money, figures from Marketview identified an emerging trend with potential to impact the wider retail landscape… younger consumers are increasingly spending their money outside the central cities.
In the past eight years, spending by Millennials in non-metro areas increased by more than 50%, while the CBDs of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch combined only saw a 14% increase in spending from these consumers.
As young people increasingly turn to online options for their everyday shopping needs, the concept of the CBD and ‘High Street’ is becoming somewhat redundant, at least to Millennials. As they no longer need to head out to the shops in the city every weekend, Millennials are breathing life back into the ‘local village’, bringing business back to their communities as they go out for coffee, drinks and dinner in their local neighbourhoods – a phenomenon we are only seeing increase as this group grows.
Millennials are not to be underestimated in their spending power and ability to alter the retail environment. Retailers need to pay attention to the preferences and spending patterns of this generation if they want to profit from what is a highly valuable group of consumers, and not be left behind.
Wellington-based Marketview (https://marketview.co.nz/) analyses consumer spending patterns from reliable sources across all categories, enabling a deeper understanding of how consumers behave and helping clients across a range of industries to understand what is driving their sales growth or decline.
Grain Tech Limited specializes in processing, handling and storage systems and provides advanced processes, systems, equipment and service to the food, agriculture, animal feed, bulk materials handling and associated industries through innovative design and sound engineering practices and procedures. Grain Tech can offer complete evaluation and quotations for all its services including:
• Complete system design
• Equipment manufacture and/or supply
• Detailed planning-in and fabrication drawings
• Electrical control system design
• Project management, turnkey project
• After sales service
Through innovative process engineering equipment and design features Grain Tech is able to ensure that their processing and handling installations offer economy with superior performance to meet client’s requirements.
Over 36 years the company has undertaken a number of specialized food processing project assignments including specialist complete processing lines for the grain and feed industries, seed processing, breakfast cereals and snack food industry.
55B Druces Raod
PO Box 97420
Full turnkey or bespoke electrical and automation systems integrators. Our team of 35+ engineers have broad experience with all major automation brands and across many industries. We enjoy working with our customer to deliver world class systems.
Services include: Machine/Process Safety Risk Assessments, Design & Delivery. Process Automation & Control. Materials Handling & Batching Controls. Functional Design. Electrical Engineering & Design. Project Management and Delivery. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Overall Equipment Effectiveness Systems (OEE). RFID, Barcodes, Track & Trace systems. Production & Compliance Reporting. Electrical Panels and Install. Process Commissioning. PLC, HMI, SCADA, Industrial Networks. Production & Materials Handling Robotics. Industrial Cyber Security, data analytics, IIoT, Industry 4.0 solutions.
89 Carbine Rd
PO Box 112356
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 with impeccable hygiene in food applications.
We are innovators and continue to look for ways to improve our service and add value to the products we offer.
Global excellence – it’s what Prime Pump brings to the table.
10 Chesterfield Street
PO Box 412
Eriez is a leading manufacturer of process, inspection and metal contaminant removal systems for the Australasian food industries. Eriez’ range of metal detectors, magnetic separators and vibratory feeders, screeners and conveyors are designed to enhance the production of food and ingredients. Products range from the Xtreme Metal Detector, ultra-strong RE7 magnetic separators including plates, manual and self-cleaning grates, traps and tubes, to the highly accurate vibratory feeders – both electromagnetic and electromechanical. Eriez metal detectors can be combined with separators to provide ultimate protection against both ferrous, non-ferrous and martensitic or work-hardened stainless steels. Equipment audits, inspections and testing can be arranged anywhere in the world to ensure detectors and magnets are compliant with the HACCP International Food Safety Standards. Eriez develops its range of innovative equipment to ensure your product purity, from the moment ingredients enter the plant to the time the final packaged product is shipped. Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies.
21 Shirley Way
+64 21 274 2268