Specialised spray dryer supports dairy product innovation.

The FoodWaikato spray dryer was built by Waikato Innovation Park to deliver an open access spray facility in the region. The facility is owned by the Hamilton City Council and Callaghan Innovation and is New Zealand’s first and only independent product development spray dryer.

The spray dryer manufactures sheep, goat and cow milk powders and converts these powders into bases that can be used to make nutritional formula, including infant formula.

  • Produces half a tonne per hour of spray dried powder
  • 65,000 litres of milk production a day
  • NZ Food Safety export certified

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Contact FoodWaikato

New Zealand Food Innovation (Waikato) Limited
10 Melody Lane
Hamilton 3216

Gary Stannard
Chief Executive
+64 21 965 487 |

Support and development for food and beverage businesses.
We offer subsidised services to support the growth and development of New Zealand food and beverage businesses of all sizes from the Bombay Hills to Taupo, and Coromandel across to Taranaki.

Startups come to us for free support, advice, connections, and access to funding opportunities. More established food manufacturers work with us to develop new products and processes from idea to commercial success.

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Processing Capabilities

Fresh Milk Drying

Rewetting and drying oils and dry ingredients