The Park provides a dynamic business campus where collaboration between business and research organisations drives commercial growth for our resident companies.
Today, the Park houses over 40 companies employing more than 400 people on site. 70% of the Park’s companies are exporters, and collectively earnings were well in excess of $300million in 2015. FoodWaikato is a subsidiary company of Waikato Innovation Park, and has successfully established itself as a quality spray drying plant offering open access to NZ producers and product developers.
The size and scale of our tenant mix is varied – from early stage companies like Quantec and Zygem through to multi-nationals like TetraPak and CRV Ambreed. What these companies have in common is that they’re technology based, driven by innovation and export focussed. We’re building clusters of companies in the agritechnology, ICT and food and beverage sectors.
This business community centred around key sectors is the real strength of the Park – people get to network at events and over a coffee, share their stories, discover useful connections, build relationships and partnerships, and find new ways forward.