Merger H&C Automated Solutions welcomes Milmeq capabilities
The Mercer Group-owned company recently acquired the chilling and freezing business of New Zealand engineering company Milmeq. Milmeq is recognised as a global leader in automated carton chilling and freezing systems. Its automatic chilling and freezing tunnels and plate freezers for the meat and dairy industries were the first of their kind when developed and continue to be recognised as setting the industry standard.
H&C is renowned for its capability to design and deliver world leading automated solutions to the cheese, horticulture and red meat sectors globally. The company has broad materials handling capability and specialised reverse packaging systems in cheese and, more recently, red meat that include de-palletizing, de-boxing and de-bagging. The recent additions of BetaVac vacuum packing and Aico carton erecting equipment have further expanded its product range.
As part of the acquisition, H&C has expanded its presence with a further New Zealand office in Auckland and an Australian office in Brisbane, in addition to its existing offices in Hastings, New Zealand and Green Bay, Wisconsin in the United States.