Premium Food Processing Facilities

At ProSpec Structures, we are committed to being industry leaders in steel building construction. Our food processing facilities get designed and delivered to meet all your needs. We are experts at delivering structures that can store and process all kinds of food, whether it be meat, poultry, horticulture, baked goods, and more.

Remaining at the forefront of innovation is one of our highest priorities at Prospec. If you need a food processing or horticultural facility on your site, we are the team that will make it happen.

The horticultural industry in New Zealand is one of the largest in the world. At Prospec, we have specialist expertise and experience in designing and creating steel structures. We will help you make sure that you keep your food fresh and clean while perfecting the output of your packing house.

High-quality and efficient alternatives to timber are our speciality. We build using premium, non-recycled steel. Using steel with a hot-dipped, galvanized finish to build our structures makes them more durable than timber or traditionally painted buildings in coastal and temperamental environments.

At Prospec, we are proud to be industry leaders in supplying functional and affordable steel industrial buildings. We will take on board the unique requirements of your site so that we design and create the optimal construction for your business.

Read on to learn more about how we can help you with your new food processing facility.

Constructing world-class food manufacturing facilities

Meeting industry standards is difficult when you don’t have the time to know the ins and outs of New Zealand’s regulations. We have invested that time so that when we embark on any project, our customers can feel assured that we can and will complete it with confidence and ease.

When we take this responsibility off your hands, you can focus your time and energy on your food processing business, creating and supplying great products to your customers.

On every project, safety is our top priority. With safety at number one, we deliver with consistent, efficient performance, ensuring that we maximise the return on your investment.

Food processing design features

Once your facility layout has been established, the components and materials of the facility design must be determined. The design must account for considerations that affect food safety, sanitation, life-cycle cost, durability, and maintenance.

Food Plant Engineering has in-depth knowledge of the nuances of designing a food facility. We will discuss with you the many options and cost/benefits of different design solutions and material options to prevent problems such as:

Floors - Food facility floors are under constant strain from the physical abuse of heavy traffic, thermal shock from temperature variations between cleanup and operation and chemical attack from harsh cleaning chemicals. The various materials, correct application of the materials and cost effectiveness of each type are important considerations for your facility. We work with you to choose flooring materials that can be maintained to withstand the abuse that floors in food facilities undergo.

Freezer Floors - Freezer floor slabs are subject to heaving if not designed properly. Ice can also build up on freezer floors, making them slippery and hazardous. We implement design methods to address these susceptibilities.

Condensation - Condensation will occur in improperly designed facilities and can cause food products to become adulterated. Problems often stem from improper vapor barriers in insulated panel construction, vapor pressure issues or infiltration/exfiltration between different types of rooms. We work to avoid these pitfalls to prevent condensation from occurring.

Walls - Walls are subject to physical abuse from traffic and chemical abuse from cleaning products. Choosing the materials that can withstand the physical and chemical abuse and understanding the proper application of the materials is essential, as is selecting which manufacturers to specify and the recommended methods for protecting walls from extreme physical abuse.

Drains - Floor drains are a source of potential contamination. Identifying the most sanitary floor drains for your facility and which drains are easiest to clean is crucial, as is the overall design of process-waste systems that minimize the potential for food contamination.

Lights - Food facility lighting fixtures must be easy to clean and maintain. Fixture appropriate for each application in a food facility must be chosen carefully.

Pipes & Conduits - In a food processing facility, piping and conduit materials must be sanitary on the interior and exterior. Materials must be able to withstand the abuse of chemical cleaning and hold up to temperature variations.

Air Conditioning/Ventilation - Air temperature in a food facility is important for employee comfort, productivity, and the safety of food products. Ventilation systems can also create food quality and contamination issues if not properly designed and balanced.

Refrigeration - Refrigerating a room or process efficiently mean selecting among the variety of equipment and refrigerants available today. Evaluation of your facility and processing requirements must be performed (as well as the understand the goals for your operation) before selecting the most appropriate system.

Equipment Utilities - Food processing equipment can require different types of energy sources. Often, choices can be made between sources. Proper utility infrastructure design involves pairing equipment with the appropriate sources of energy for and efficient and sustainable system.

Equipment Connections - Food equipment requires many connections for operation. Requirements are specific and experience is necessary to design the connections.

Sanitation Systems - Many types of sanitation systems exist - both wet and dry - and these systems must be applied properly. We help you determine the temperature and pressure requirements for wet cleanup and sanitation systems. Various methods for heating, circulation, and delivery of water, as well as the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the equipment available must be considered.

Biosecurity - We understand that you must be cognizant of both the internal and external issues affecting the possible contamination of food. Area for receiving, storing, and producing food should be designed to help mitigate these issues.

Choose Prospec today

At Prospec, we take on all of our projects with the highest level of professionalism and maintain this standard right up to the moment we hand over the keys. Our team of project managers, engineers, construction specialists, and designers will work tirelessly to give you the food processing facility that you need.

Because we specialise in providing for food manufacturers, we not only know the ins and outs of New Zealand’s building regulations, but we also recognise and work with the national food standards code. Our customers can rest assured that a ProSpec structure will meet every requirement.

Turn to our team if you think it’s time to take your food processing or manufacturing company to the next level. We will make a building for you that not only looks good but also elevates your business.


New Zealand’s horticultural industry is one of its largest. The ProSpec team have extensive specialist experience designing exceptional steel structures to ensure that we meet all of your requirements.

Our designers, builders and project managers will work closely with you from concept to completion to ensure exceptional customer service and fantastic results on your project. With Prospec, you’ll get efficient, high-quality alternatives to timber.

If you would like to speak to our specialist team for advice on how we can service your needs for a new horticultural storage facility. Contact Us today!

Prospec Structures are proud to be some of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of functional yet affordable steel buildings.

We’ll supply, design and construct unique structures customised for the requirements of your business and site. These clean, effective, energy-efficient buildings are sure to meet industry standards.

You’ll be able to focus your time and energy on supplying to your customers, creating great products and growing your business when you choose ProSpec Structures for your next food processing facility or horticultural structure.

We put safety first on every job we create, ensuring that our precise steel buildings deliver consistent performance, run as efficiently as possible, and maximise the return on your investment.

There is a considerable range of reasons why steel is the ideal choice for food and beverage processing centres. In these industries, you must create, store and transport all your products correctly so they remain safe for consumption and have a maximised shelf life.

As more business owners consider the importance of proper handling of their food and beverage products, more plants are choosing to invest in high-quality steel structures, equipment and products.

Steel is an excellent material for both sweltering and freezing temperatures. That’s why it’s an exceptional choice for all aspects of food processing.

It can withstand hot temperatures during manufacturing and will tolerate cold storage locations just as well.

Few materials are quite as durable and long-lasting as steel. Steel structures can last for decades with almost no required maintenance.

That means that you won’t have to worry about the time, disruption or cost of repeatedly replacing equipment and fittings or further expenses down the line.

When working with sensitive, organic items like food and beverages, it’s essential to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. That’s why steel is a great choice.

This powerful metal is effortless to clean and does not absorb moisture, nor is it permeable to insects and bugs. That means you can avoid contamination from unwanted guests and help assure clients and customers of total freshness.

There are several reasons why hot-dipped galvanised steel is an excellent choice for your new food processing facility.

The application cost of labour-intensive protective coatings for steel, such as painting, has risen far more than factory operations such as galvanising.

That’s why, when you select galvanised steel, you get a lower initial cost compared to the many other standard coatings on the market.

Galvanising steel makes it last for an extended amount of time while requiring less maintenance. That makes it much cheaper and more manageable in the long term compared to alternative building supplies.

In addition, you won’t have to worry about delays or costs caused by plant shutdowns or the disruptions that maintenance can cause. Galvanised coatings can hold up for decades, even in the face of environmental exposure or inclement weather.

We galvanise all of our steel to Australian / New Zealand Standard 4680. That means that you are ensured standard minimum coating thickness and reliable and predictable life, durability and performance when you choose Prospec Structures for your next build.

The unique metallurgical structure of our galvanised hot-dip coating also ensures outstanding resistance to mechanical damage throughout the lifespan of your facility.

So if you need to expand your food and beverage manufacturing or distribution company, just turn to the ProSpec Structures team. Let us help take your company to the next level with a building that looks good and works even better.

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