Hamiliton’s Major Employers

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Here are links to the Hamilton area’s biggest employers. All have more than three hundred employees, some in locations throughout New Zealand.

AFFCO New Zealand
AFFCO employs more than 2,800 people and is one of New Zealand’s leading meat companies, processing and exporting more than 150,000 tonnes of quality beef and lamb products every year. It operates operate nine strategically located processing sites across the North Island of New Zealand, and is represented on six continents through a network of two overseas offices and agents.

AgResearch Ltd
New Zealand’s largest Crown Research Institute – a combination of research centres such as Ruakura, Grasslands, Wallaceville, Lincoln and Invermay where research is carried out to assist pastoral industries, food processing and innovative products.

Alstom Grid
Provide products and systems to transmit and distribute electricity, ensure the reliability, quality and safety of energy flows, as well as operate efficient networks through information management.

CHH Kinleith
Pulp and paper milling.

Digipoll Limited
A fieldwork services provider specialising in computer assisted telephone interviewing, using an exclusive Random Digit Dialling program developed in-house.

Environment Waikato
Environment Waikato, manages natural and physical resources in the Waikato Region – including pest control and natural hazard management.

Fonterra Canpac International Ltd
Branded, nutritional milk products, blending, sachet packaging, consumer packing, metal packaging, printed cans, canning components and cans.

Forlong & Maisey Ltd
The Company was established in 1946, primarily for chrome plating of metal products for the dairy industry. Since then the company has grown and is involved in: manufacture of animal health equipment, metal fabrication and processing, manufacture of industrial wheels, steel distribution, plastic injection moulding and sheep and beef farming.

Gallagher Group Ltd
Animal management systems, fencing, farm performance monitoring.

The Lines Company Limited
Manages the power lines in the King Country of New Zealand. Our head office is in Te Kuiti, but we also have a physical presence in Otorohanga, Taumarunui, Turangi, Ohakune, and Mangakino.

Livestock Improvement Corporation
LIC’s mission is to lead the world with genetics and knowledge to create wealth for pastoral dairy farmers. Livestock Improvement sets the standards for the world in dairy herd improvement through a unique national database which offers unparalleled traceability, world class genetic improvement systems and laboratory automation solutions.

NDA Engineering Ltd
Fabricator of large stainless steel process vessels and other equipment. Our customers are mainly from process industries with a large proportion of work being carried out for the dairy, wine, brewing, chemical, mining, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Other services supporting the core business of fabrication are process equipment, site installation, contract maintenance services and an on-farm cooling division.

New Zealand Forest Managers Ltd
New Zealand Forest Managers Ltd (NZFM), is a privately owned company established in 1989. The company is a specialised contract forest management organisation that provides commercial forest owners with a comprehensive management service covering the full range of operations from forest development, protection and investment through to harvesting and marketing. NZFM employs 300 staff and contractors to carry out these functions.

On Gas Ltd
On gas is New Zealand’s second largest LPG supplier. As part of the NGC Group of companies, On gas distributes and sells LPG, propane, and butane to industrial, commercial, residential and automotive markets. The products and services are supplied through a network of On gas branches, BP service stations and strategic nationwide Channel Partners.

Perry Group Ltd
The Perry Group owns and operates a range of businesses within the property development, metal protection, quarrying, sand mining, waste solutions, fertiliser, manufacturing, leisure and entertainment industries

Porter Hire Ltd
The core business activity of Porter Hire is to hire a wide range of earthmoving equipment throughout New Zealand. Porter Hire is the largest rental company in the Southern Hemisphere. Currently over 1200 machines make up the extensive line of equipment

Timpack Industries Ltd
Timpack Industries Ltd provides one of the most comprehensive lines of products and services in the timber based packaging industry. The convenience and economy of “single-sourcing” customers’ packaging and service needs – pallets, shipping crates, collapsible & returnable bins, recycled/remanufactured pallets and bins, specialised wood packaging, industrial lumber components, ISPM 15 – phytosanitary certification.

University of Waikato

Waikato District Health Board
The Waikato District Health Board (Waikato DHB) is responsible for funding and providing services to achieve good health and independence for the 320,000 people living in the Waikato district of the central North Island of New Zealand.

Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Times Ltd
Established in 1872, the Waikato Times is the third largest daily newspaper in the North Island, and is the most popular and well read newspaper in the region.

Wallace Corporation Limited
Today WCL employs some 600 staff seasonally. The Company is a significant exporter with over 80 percent of sales to the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. In the past six years the company has expanded its tannery and rendering plants, built value-adding crust, leather and finishing plant’s, purchased a multi-specie meat processing plant at Thames and a specialty operation at Paeroa further processing organic meat in particular. Additionally, WCL owns dairy farms surrounding the Waitoa Site and dry stock farms.

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