About Us

Our History

With a history spanning back to 1939, New Zealand Starch is no newcomer to the market place. After several years manufacturing in Christchurch, in 1958 the operation relocated to Onehunga, Auckland- the same site it still manufactures from today. Originally manufacturing wheat starch, when reductions in subsidies were announced in 1967, the then owners were encouraged to investigate alternative options. In 1969 a glucose refinery was commissioned. With plans for a maize wet-mill placed on hold while Government considered tariff measures to protect the new business.
By 1973 the glucose refinery was in full production, and in 1976 the maize plant was commissioned. Over the next six years considerable upgrading of the maize plant was undertaken, and, in line with a government review,


Quality and consistency for manufacturing and supply of products is maintained through business systems accredited to ISO22000 and ISO9001. Onsite analysis of product is completed …

Our People & Values

One of the things that New Zealand Starch is most proud of is the very long service of many of their employees. Over half the workforce have been with the company for at least 10 years…


It is our objective to provide our customers with the best available products backed up by expert technical advice. All our manufactured food-grade products are approved…

Wet Milling Process

Corn wet-milling is a process where components of corn kernels are extracted to produce a highly purified product. Most of the products from this process are valuable.

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