Products & Sellers
AFFCO is one of New Zealand’s leading meat companies, having performed in this competitive and innovative sector of New Zealand’s primary export industry since 1904.
AFFCO processes and exports more than 150,000 tonnes of meat products and by products every year. In the global market, the AFFCO brand is synonymous with quality and reliability. AFFCO enjoys a worldwide reputation for safe, hygienically processed products delivered on time to exceed customer satisfaction and expectation providing the world with New Zealand’s finest allied and by-products. We ensure that we select our livestock from the best New Zealand farms, which practice sustainable management of their resources, and are driven to conserve the beautiful countryside and environment for future generations.
For more information on AFFCO, visit www.affco.co.nz.
Founded in 1948, Alliance Group is a farmer-owned company that processes and market the world’s best quality red meat products for customers in more than 65 countries. Additionally, we are one of the world’s largest suppliers of wool, pelts, hides, casings, meal and tallow.
Alliance Group is New Zealand’s only major red meat co-operative, owned and supplied by skilled and passionate Kiwi farmers. By putting farmers at the heart of everything we do, we understand what’s important to our people throughout the entire supply chain.
It all starts in the clean, lush pastures of over 5,000 farms across New Zealand – where meticulous production values, proven techniques, innovation and dedication all contribute to our reputation for producing genuine quality products.
For more information on Alliance Group, visit www.alliance.co.nz.
ANZCO Foods is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters with an annual turnover of $1.45b and nearly 3,000 employees globally. It was established in 1984 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Itoham Yonekyu Holdings (Japan). ANZCO Foods is a multinational company that undertakes a variety of activities including farming, processing, manufacturing and marketing New Zealand beef and lamb products to the world. It also produces sophisticated food solutions.
For more information on ANZCO Foods, visit www.anzcofoods.com.
Lowe Corporation Limited
Lowe Corporation Limited is a privately-owned meat by-products business that processes and markets finished hides, skins, wool and rendering material.
The Company has key partnerships with some of New Zealand’s leading meat exporters and provides added value processing, marketing and shipping services on their behalf.
Lowe Corporation’s by-products businesses create and market products internationally and have been at the forefront of numerous leading-edge technologies over the past 50 years.
For more information on Lowe Corporation, visit www.lowecorp.co.nz.
The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM)
NZM is a fully commercial wool marketing company based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
It is the world’s largest supplier of New Zealand Merino wool fiber and is now a major supplier of both crossbred and strong wool types.
The company procures, markets and sells its wool fiber and services worldwide via a suite of brands most notably ZQ Merino and ZQ Wool.
NZM product is predominantly sold through bespoke direct contracts with premium brands. Heavily focused on innovation, fiber performance and hand selected quality, NZM is underpinned with some of the world’s strictest standards for animal welfare, environment sustainability, and social sustainability.
For more information on The New Zealand Merino Company, visit www.nzmerino.co.nz.
Progressive Leathers Export Limited (PLEL)
Progressive Leathers Export Limited (PLEL) is the sales and marketing company for the skins, pelts and slipe wool produced at the Progressive Leathers Limited (PLL) fellmongery located at Whakatu near Napier, on the East Coast of the North Island. Since inception in 2003, the company has developed an excellent international reputation for producing consistent high quality slipe wool and pelts.
The fellmongery is situated close to the Hawke’s Bay Wool Scour at Awatoto 10 km away and only 16km from the Port of Napier. All wool comes from Ministry of Primary Industries export certified Meat Processing Plants located across the lower half of the North Island. The skins are processed under contract and each supplying meat plant has a refrigerated water washing system to remove contaminants from the wool and temporarily preserve the skin during transfer to the fellmongery. Upon arrival at Whakatu the skins are fellmongered using a very low lime depilatory process and dried using ANDAR 6 drum driers. Both driers are fitted with Streats Moisture regain control equipment which are regularly calibrated by Streats.
The wool is graded and washed or dried by trained experienced wool graders, then put into Lots by grade. Following this, core samples are taken by accredited wool handlers then sent for testing at the independent NZ Wool Testing Authority in Napier. The fellmongery has a detailed Quality Assurance program in place to check and monitor the performance of the production.
The skins and wool are recovered only as a by-product of the food industry. All animals are free-range pasture raised.
For more information on Progressive Leathers Export Limited, visit www.pllnz.co.nz.
Wools of New Zealand (WNZ)
Wools of New Zealand is a 100% New Zealand grower owned company.
Wools of New Zealand works to understand the needs of our customers so that our growers can prepare the ideal wool fit for the intended value chain and deliver the optimum performance throughout its life. Through our supply database we are able to identify which of our growers can best deliver wool to meet the requirements of individual products. By connecting our growers with supply partners we are able to communicate future market requirements to ensure our growers adapt on-farm methods to deliver the ultimate wool.
Every farm is audited by AsureQuality, a New Zealand government owned Conformity Assessment Body, for Land Management, Animal Welfare Social Responsibility and Transparency.
Wools of New Zealand has worked with EU Ecolabel to develop the world's 1st on farm accreditation system for greasy wool and has been inspected and assessed according to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).
For more information on Wools of New Zealand, visit www.woolsnz.com.
Wright Wool is a privately-owned Wool-Broker, Buyer and Exporter, with two subsidiary companies: Country Auctions Ltd. and Dag Processors Ltd. Wright Wool is supported by a highly trained and qualified staff ensuring their clients receive optimum returns.
Wright Wool procures a superior strong wool from the wider Hawkes Bay area in New Zealand. The company predominantly sells through Country Auctions Ltd. at the NZ Wool Auctions in Napier, New Zealand.
Wright Wool has established key partnerships with innovative overseas companies creating new uses for New Zealand strong wool assuring certainty of supply to the customer and price for the wool grower. Wright Wool has secured direct contracts for specialty types into the USA and Asian markets.
Wright Wool has its own Quality Assurance programme supporting best practice to all operations that interact with animals, complying with relevant legislation, codes of practice, and best industry practice.
Wright Wool is an active supporter of Campaign For Wool, a global initiative of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to promote and champion wool.
For more information on Wright Wool, visit www.wrightwool.co.nz.