FoodWaikato Services:

FoodWaikato offers specialised spray drying capability to support innovation in dairy products. FoodWaikato also offers business support to food and beverage companies of all sizes.

FoodWaikato Spray Dryer:

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. We are also a proud partner to the New Zealand Food Innovation Network.

The spray dryer manufactures sheep, goat and cow milk into milk powders and converts milk powders into bases that can be used to make nutritional formula, including infant formula, for local use or to be shipped internationally.

  • New Zealand’s first and only independent product development spray dryer
  • 10.5m high stainless steel dryer, weighing 7.5 tonne
  • Build cost $17 million
  • 65,000 litres of milk production a day
  • Formulation processing plant for Nutritional powders
  • Produces half a tonne per hour of spray dried powder
  • Construction completed in April 2012, operational in May 2012
  • Focused on manufacture of sheep, goat and nutritional powders
  • NZ Food Safety Authority export certified
Business Support and Development:

Our business growth team offer subsidised services to support the growth and development of New Zealand food and beverage businesses of all sizes. We provide free support, advice, connections and access to funding opportunities to help start and grow new businesses or develop new products and processes from idea to commercial success. We are directly focused on assisting food and beverage businesses from the Bombay Hills to Taupo, and Coromandel across to Taranaki.

Also visit The Waikato Innovation Park for more information.

For any queries concerning either the spray dryer or business support, please contact:

Craig Hoare

Business Development Manager, FoodWaikato

Specialist expertise in:

Commercial Production


Business Development