Our Facilities

Kāhore taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini.
We cannot succeed without the support of those around us.

We have a purpose-built pelagic processing and export operation.

Our three main locations in Mount Maunganui are:

  • 32-34 Portside Drive – processing, coldstore and offices.
  • 7 Aerodrome Road – engineering and net shed.
  • Port of Tauranga – berthing and unloading.
Columbia II

Our process

We have a fully integrated fishing operation where we own our fishing vessels, our factory and cold store.

This allows us to control the quality of the fish. We determine how the fish is caught and refrigerated onboard the vessel, how quickly it’s unloaded from the boat, how it’s processed and packaged in chilled conditions, and how rapidly it’s blast frozen.

The whole system is geared towards catching, processing, and freezing the fish as quickly as possible to maintain the best quality.

Our unloading facilities

The fish is unloaded at the Port of Tauranga, the largest Port in New Zealand.

Unload sorting
Processing line 2 semi auto

Our Factory

From the unload, the fish is trucked to the factory where it is processed, whole round, into 20kg boxes. Skipjack tuna is packed into fadges or bags.

Our coldstore

From the factory, the boxed fish is taken to the coldstore where it is blast frozen between -18°C and -25°C. The fish is then either loaded into 20ft or 40ft containers for export, trucked off site for local sales, or stored in our coldstore for future use.

Container Maihi Sam
Engine room 1

Our engineering team

We have two highly skilled marine engineers who maintain the vessels and make sure they meet all government and industry standards and regulations.

Our net shed

We have two net makers whose sole focus is to repair and make nets for our purse seiners.

Netshed Martin Graham

Our Boats

Learn more about the fishing boats used by Pelco NZ

Our Boats