About Us

 

OUR VISION

Is to be the most customer centric service provider in our business categories in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We will achieve this by applying our strategic competence and functional skills to solving our customers’ problems and the problems of their customers.

Through our success we will contribute to improved product and process quality, food safety outcomes and a meaningful biosecurity environment.

Please see below to find out more.

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Commitment to Organisational Excellence

The AgriChain Centre is an organisation that is committed to best practice and ensuring that there is continuous improvement in its service delivery. Our organisation has been audited by Telarc to ensure that our Quality Management System meets the ISO 9001:2015 requirements.  We are pleased to report that we have recognition that our systems meet these rigorous requirements.

Clients can be assured that we:
•  Operate the business as efficiently as possible.
•  Continually review our processes to ensure that they are streamlined.
•  Provide services that meet or exceed our customer expectations.
•  Provide a professional service in line with industry best practice guidelines.
•  Manage risks effectively to ensure that in turn client risks are minimised.

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Food Safety Programmes

Food safety programmes are essential in an increasingly dynamic global business environment. In order to compete food companies need to meet increasing stringent customer and regulatory assurance requirements.

The AgriChain Centre approach to assurance is to develop solutions rooted in pragmatic and in-depth knowledge of the produce business.

The AgriChain Centre is a fresh produce focused service provider with experience in all aspects of the produce business including, production, post-harvest handling, quality assurance, wholesale and retailing.

To discuss your needs, please visit our Food Safety pages or contact Anne Marie Arts.

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Food Safety, Produce Quality & IVA Training Courses

The AgriChain Centre provides practical courses for the Fresh Produce Industry.

Various modules can be put together to meet the requirements of specific clients and their needs.

The trainers for these programmes have many years of experience in fresh produce handling, as well as horticultural qualifications ranging from Post Graduate Diplomas to Masters Degrees in Post-Harvest Science. They are also very experienced in adult education and training programme development.

To discuss your needs, please visit our Training Calendar or contact Massimo Ciccioni.

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Biosecurity Solutions 

The need to protect New Zealand’s natural and physical resources from pests and disease is becoming increasingly important to our economy. The AgriChain Centre has a range of support services and packages to assist your business to comply with the Ministry for Primary Industries Biosecurity requirements.

To discuss your needs please visit our Biosecurity pages or contact our Biosecurity Team.
Freephone 0800-24-74-24 or email info@agrichain-centre.com

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Surveys 

Our assessments are made on the basis of sound product knowledge and a thorough understanding of post harvest plant pathology. All principal surveyors have extensive experience in fruit quality assessment, gained at production, post harvest handling and retail level.

To discuss your needs, please visit our Survey pages or contact Massimo Ciccioni.

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Phytosanitary Certification Services (IVA)

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has authorised The AgriChain Centre to be an IVA for the produce industry.

As an IVA, The AgriChain Centre will act under delegated authority of MPI within the export certification system. Independent Verification Agencies undertake services on MPI’s behalf to evaluate, audit and monitor the activities of exporters to ensure that they are complying with the regulatory requirements.

We are committed to impartiality in carrying out our inspection activities, managing conflicts of interest and ensuring the objectivity of our independent verification activities.

The AgriChain Centre is focusing its IVA services on its particular area of expertise – horticultural products & related services.

To discuss your needs, please visit our IVA pages or contact  Massimo Ciccioni.

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Value Chain Analysis

Every business forms part of a value chain. How a business performs today, how it will perform tomorrow and what it will be a year from now need no longer be guess work.

The AgriChain Centre assists its clients to understand how to define their places in the value chain, how their particular chain works and how to influence it.

To discuss your needs, please contact Dr Hans Maurer or Anne Marie Arts.

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Strategy Development

Procrastination, management by instinct or rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic are no longer adequate in assuring a business future.

The AgriChain Centre works with its clients on identifying the strategic landscape the clients’ businesses are positioned in and on establishing appropriate business strategies. These may take the form of business plans.

To discuss your needs, please contact Dr Hans Maurer or Anne Marie Arts.

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Project Management

The AgriChain Centre manages a range of long-term projects for a diverse client range. Current projects include a national soil sampling and GPS mapping project for a major horticultural export crop association; quality control inspection on behalf of a supermarket group; and the collaborative kiwifruit marketing process on behalf of a New Zealand exporter.

To discuss your needs, please contact Anne Marie Arts.

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Please contact us with any enquiries: Freephone 0800 24 74 24
or email us: info@agrichain-centre.com

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