Food and beverage sector key data

Quick facts about Auckland’s food and beverage sector

  • The complete value chain is represented in Auckland, from R&D to manufacturing to distribution, including support services
  • A close connection to China and wider Asia through food safety credibility, as well as New Zealand’s well-known international ‘100% Pure’ brand
  • There are around 1,000 food and beverage companies in close proximity to New Zealand’s largest port and airport, and the food and beverage sector employs more than 40,000 full-time employees
  • A strong presence of the world’s most recognised multinational companies
  • Solid infrastructure enables efficiency and new product development
  • Easy access to all of New Zealand’s food and beverage ingredients, supplying the processed foods, beverage and nutraceuticals sub-sectors
  • Auckland is New Zealand’s centre for the trucking and logistics industry, representing over 30 per cent of all companies in the sector
  • Auckland represents a well-defined, culturally diverse environment, making it an ideal test market for newly developed products
  • Competitive salaries with no payroll tax and very low compulsory pension contributions
  • Six tertiary institutions in Auckland provide and draw international talent

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Dominant role in the food and beverage sector

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