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  • FoodPilot

     

    turning your food and beverage ideas into products and solutions

FoodPilot

The FoodPilot, based at Massey University in Palmerston North, includes the largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the southern hemisphere. We have access to a wide range of expertise and equipment across Massey's broad range of expertise. FoodPilot works with you to provide solutions to your organisation's food-related needs.

We are part of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN), a national network that provides the facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and processes, from idea to commercial success.

Consultancy

You might use our facilities and expertise for the early stages of your project where the focus is on developing and refining the formulation and process, or the latter stages to understand the characteristics  (shelf-life, sensory, functionality) of your product.

Expertise and facilities

One of the many benefits of working with FoodPilot is the access we have to a wide range of expertise and facilities. This means you can have a single project that draws in skills from across a variety of disciplines, and that we can connect you to experts in most areas.

Food Pilot staff

About us

Our experienced, helpful team are ready to work with you.  Beyond our skilled technologists and technicians, we have access to all of Massey’s expertise across all disciplines; together we form the best project teams to support you.  Find out more about our people below.

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Case studies

We work with a vast range of clients, whether a start-up or multi-national.  With access to Massey’s expertise and facilities, our clients have a few things in common by working with the FoodPilot: problems and challenges solved, opportunities enabled and great experiences.

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NZ Food Innovation Network

FoodPilot is part of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN), a national network that provides the facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and processes, from idea to commercial success. To find out more how you can work with all our hubs, visit the NZFIN website.

FoodHQ

FoodPilot is also part of FoodHQ, a partnership between organisations with interests in food. Members include R&D and analytical service providers like Massey University, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research, the Riddet Institute, AsureQuality, ESR and the Cawthorn Institute.  This partnership enables us to pull together the best expertise from across these different organisations for large and complex projects.

Next steps

If you would like to find out more how we can help with your project, click on Enquire Now.