In 2015 ANZCO implemented a policy to centralise process rendering on its Canterbury plant at Ashburton. This was part of ANZCO’s strategy of applying to the best advantage the geographical spread of its New Zealand-wide processing sites in order to achieve freshness of products.
The consolidation meant that the ANZCO plant at Kokiri, near Greymouth, now concentrated on meat cuts and associated chilling and blast freezing along with hide preservation and products in the pharmaceutical sphere.
It also meant that the Kokiri plant was now required to transport to the centralised Canterbury plant all its rendering by products for further processing.
Enter now Napier Engineering and Contracting the specialist food processing machinery engineer in the medium-to-heavy capability range.
Napier Engineering now installed at ANZCO at Kokiri the collection, conveyor, and delivery conduit that ensured the rapid and sealed delivery of the processing by products to refrigerated transport.
In the photograph the conveyor system operator at ANZCO’s Kokiri plant Steve Kilkelly points to the screw elevator that takes the by-products from the plant to the loading system to be transported to ANZCO at Ashburton.