Hellers beefs up Christchurch meatworks with $18m upgrade

Meat processing company Hellers is to double the size of its Canterbury plant as part of a $18 million upgrade, with the company showing more confidence in the meat market.

The company’s existing site in Kaiapoi on the outskirts of Christchurch will be doubled as all aspects of the company’s operations in the area are brought under one roof.

The Christchurch expansion follows the $2 million redevelopment of Hellers’ Auckland factory last year, which saw the doubling the size of the warehouse and loading area there.

Director Todd Heller said the latest expansion demonstrated the company’s confidence in the market and added that the predicted cost of $18 million would help stimulate the construction industry in Christchurch.

Hellers managing director Nick Harris said the development would give Hellers significant spare capacity, while also bringing all of the company’s Canterbury staff together.

“The expansion includes a new warehouse and distribution centre, freezers, inwards goods store, offices, ready-to-eat slicing and packing area, as well as new staff amenities including a shared lunch room for all staff,” he said.

The project is expected to take around 12 months and be completed by April next year, although the company is planning to finish part of the facility by October in order to meet the Christmas trade. 

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about My Tags

Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7234 -0.0096 -1.31%
AUD 0.9369 0.0088 0.95%
EUR 0.6404 -0.0090 -1.39%
GBP 0.4814 -0.0026 -0.54%
HKD 5.6085 -0.0737 -1.30%
JPY 85.6100 -0.4780 -0.56%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1285.9 -7.880 2015-01-28T00:
Oil Brent 49.6 0.350 2015-01-28T00:
Oil Nymex 44.5 -1.680 2015-01-28T00:
Silver Index 18.1 0.004 2015-01-28T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5794.8 5820.0 5794.8 -0.60%
NASDAQ 4635.7 4644.0 4638.0 -0.22%
DAX 10666.4 10743.6 10711.0 0.25%
DJI 17195.3 17278.6 17191.4 0.16%
FTSE 6825.9 6825.9 6825.9 -0.22%
HKSE 24645.2 24739.2 24861.8 -1.07%
NI225 17666.9 17778.8 17795.7 -1.06%