“…our reputation with investors is incredibly good.”

PLF continues with global expansion

PLF International has secured an order for its sixth turnkey project in New Zealand, strengthening its position as a worldwide leader in vacuum powder filling.

By working with Relco, PLF’s long standing agent in New Zealand, the company has been able to secure new, high profile projects, with the reputation of both businesses reinforced by a selection of exemplary installations throughout the country.

Commenting on PLF’s growth in New Zealand, Ian Hillaby, Sales Director at PLF, said: “Our powder filling equipment is consistently specified due to its gentle and safe filling application, which eliminates product breakdown or the chances of contamination from an auger. We have already designed and project managed the largest canning line in China, so our reputation with investors is incredibly good. This is now being reflected in recent orders for turnkey lines, elevating us to be the leading provider of milk formula filling lines in the country.”

The investment in PLF is a result of a strong demand from China for New Zealand milk, which is considered to be one of the best sources globally. As a result, licenses are being granted to milk formula producers exporting to China, where integrity of the product is critical, and the requirement for the finest filling equipment is essential.

As a reflection of the company’s growth, PLF has invested in a small fleet of trucks, which feature the company’s branding. These will be used by project managers on various sites using PLF equipment.