Cedenco Foods, Gisborne
Situated on the sunny East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand, Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun rise each day and is one of New Zealand's sunniest cities, with about 2200 hours of sunshine a year.
The city is surrounded by 830 square kilometers of fertile river plains making this a highly productive and economically vibrant growing region. Tairawhiti, the Maori name for the district encompassing Gisborne, means “the coast on which the sun shines across the water”.
Produce grown in this region include tomatoes, sweetcorn, onion, squash, kiwifruit and apples
At the Gisborne plant the company operates six key processes :
- Powder – roller drum dried vegetable powders
- Aseptic Paste – shelf stable vegetable pastes
- UHT Puree – shelf stable vegetable purees
- Frozen Puree – frozen fruit and vegetable puree
- Retort - Retort packaged vegetables
- IQF – Frozen fruits and vegetables
For more information please visit Gisborne online
Cedenco Foods, Hawke's Bay
The Hawkes Bay region is most well known as a prime grape growing region with over 70 vinyards. The good quality soil and warm climate means it is ideal for growing fruits and vegetables.
Main crops include buttercup squash (kabocha), apples, kiwifruit and citrus.
The Hawkes Bay processing plant was established in 2006 and operates the following processes:
- IQF - Individually Quick Frozen squash pieces
- Frozen Purees
For more information please visit Hawke's Bay online