Dairy processing design & construction

We are specialists in the design and build of dairy processing and storage facilities.

Being headquartered in New Zealand, one of the world’s leading dairy export nations, Apollo has diverse experience and highly specialised knowledge of the latest dairy design solutions and technologies associated with the industry.

Throughout Apollo’s history of engagement on dairy processing design and construction projects, we have assembled a highly experienced team of, mechanical, electrical and control engineers, project managers and construction managers who work collaboratively to ensure your project leverages industry-leading expertise.

For any dairy construction project, we address the challenges presented by:

  • Resource & building consent applications
  • Reducing supply chain costs through intelligent dairy design
  • Sustainability
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Structural, thermal & hygiene design
  • Fire protection
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or HASOP processes
  • Process & storage risk
  • Chiller, freezer & controlled atmosphere solutions
  • Process flow design & systems
  • Coordination with process vendor & system operators
  • Rising energy costs
  • Health & Safety both in the project delivery and the workplace

From dairy spray dryer technology to coldstores, UHT processing, cheese manufacturing and milk/butter processing, it’s our combined practical and theoretical understanding of project buildability that is key to delivering results on dairy construction projects.

It’s about working with the most suitably qualified and experienced companies to provide a more efficient design, fit for purpose and built to a budget.
If you are looking for a specialist dairy construction company, Apollo Projects is your go-to team.

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Synlait Milk

Synlait Milk Ltd’s desire to develop the ‘World’s Best’ Infant Formula Blending and Canning facility led to the appointment of Apollo Projects as Project and Construction Managers.

Apollo was part of the early design process under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) model and this allowed considerable influence over the facility design and detailing–which is undoubtedly world-class.

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Innovation Waikato Ltd

New Zealand’s first and only independent product development spray dryer, located in Hamilton, was designed and built by Apollo.

The $11 million spray dryer facility, primarily funded by Innovation Waikato Ltd, is the Waikato component of the Government-sponsored New Zealand Food InnovationNetwork.

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Open Country Cheese

Open Country Cheese is a Waikato-based manufacturer of premium quality New Zealand cheese and dried milk powder products.

Apollo Projects were engaged to coordinate the design and installation of the external services to supply the new 8 tonne per hour whole milk powder plant installed at the Waharoa site in 2008.

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Fonterra Edendale

Apollo Projects managed the design and construction of a new Redline Facility for Fonterra, as part of ongoing works at the Edendale processing plant.

The project involved the demolition of the existing facility, establishment of a temporary critical hygiene redline facility for Fonterra staff to use in the interim, and the design and construction of the new building.

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What our clients are saying

This project has been completed in about a third of the time it normally takes to design, plan and build a major police station. It’s been an outstanding effort from everyone involved. This is a very different environment from the premises we’ve occupied in the past. It’s modern, spacious and high-tech – and having so many of our staff on one site is encouraging us all to work more collaboratively.
District Commander SuperintendentNew Zealand PoliceCanterbury