Hayes Taylor (left) and Hunter Dolan

With a brand-new 2,500 sqm factory and other big announcements in the pipeline, fresh meats and smallgoods supplier NZ Deli is set to boost growth both domestically and internationally. Since they purchased the company two years ago, Hayes Taylor (managing director) and Hunter Dolan (finance director) have been focusing on taking it to the next level. As part of this purpose, they have invested considerable resources into product development and state-of-the-art premises.

“Unlike our competitors in the market, we have a unique point of difference: innovation via quality products that represent and reflect the eating experiences many of us grew up with,” said Taylor. “Our newly-developed high-end supply lines will reinforce our position in the market as having the most diverse offering in the meat industry.”

new-beginning-and-bigger-premisesIt has been an intense journey so far, but they are now seeing some genuine results. The new facility features a modern production area with new ovens, a state-of-the-art air-dried salami room and a sophisticated critical hygiene room. The innovation allows NZ Deli to expand its offering of all-time classics and first-ever products: air-dried pancetta, hot roast pork and wagyu beef are just some of the delicacies available. The company is also planning the release of a high-end cheese range by year-end, as well as a new range of retail products.

Hayes’ background in sales and marketing and Hunter’s financial expertise complement each other, and behind all the recipes are specialised meat technologists and experts.
“Our company culture is based on collaboration: everybody is encouraged to help and share solutions. Product integrity is also paramount. To ensure we deliver the highest-quality meat, we manage food safety throughout the whole production process.”