“When Alastair Orsborn, of Sharpes Stock Feeds, first approached an Italian engineering firm about a new packing plant, he never imagined he and son Sam would be tasked with putting it together over Skype in the middle of a pandemic.”

Read the full article, published in the Wairarapa Times Age, about how Alastair and Sam put together our new packing line. The new line allows us to produce three times as fast, with a third of the labour, and increased production from six tonnes of product per hour, to 18 tonnes.

There have been other efficiencies and environmental savings, with the new shrink wrap system reducing the amount of plastic used by about 50 per cent.

Being fully automated and enclosed in a cage, the new plant has also improved health and safety.