AsureQuality announced today that it has commenced work on a major expansion of its food testing laboratory in Christchurch.
The expanded facility in Sir William Pickering Drive will now have over 400 square metres of laboratory space for food analysis.
AsureQuality’s chief executive Michael Thomas said that with continued growth in the food industry, particularly the dairy sector in the South Island, the time is right to invest in an expansion of the company’s South Island capability.
“Increasingly our customers are looking for faster turnaround times of results as they develop opportunities in the export sector. Expanding our Christchurch laboratory in capacity and scope will ensure we continue to meet our customers’ needs in the future.”
The expansion in Christchurch represents a significant investment for AsureQuality in the South Island and a vote of confidence in one of New Zealand’s most productive regions.
AsureQuality is a State-Owned Enterprise and New Zealand’s leading food testing auditing and certification company with over 1700 staff spread nationwide, and has world class laboratories in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. It provides food safety testing for food producers and processors across the dairy, meat, horticulture and viticulture sectors, with its Wellington laboratory being New Zealand’s leading contaminants testing facility.