Food & Beverages

We provide automation systems to some of New Zealand’s largest food & beverage manufacturers:

Speight’s Brewery

We have been assisting in the relocation of the Maltexo plant from Christchurch to Dunedin and integration of the controls in to the systems at Speight’s. The Maltexo plant is controlled with a legacy Modicon PLC and iFix SCADA. Streat Automation had also completed a number of projects at the now decommissioned Canterbury Brewery site, including palletising, brewing, racking & CIP systems.

Sanitarium Health Food Company

We are providing the control system for the marmite packing line for Sanitarium which should be installed and commissioned sometime soon (we hope). This system uses Rockwell ControlLogix PLC’s with Rockwell PanelView HMI’s & Citect SCADA.


We provided the PLC & SCADA systems for the Crumb Plant expansion project at Cadbury Dunedin. Chocolate Crumb is an intermediate step in the chocolate making process when making chocolate from condensed milk. The crumb plant is controlled by Rockwell Controllogix PLC’s with a client/server based FactoryTalk¬†View SE SCADA system and using FactoryTalk¬†Historian for reporting.

Pack100 Wrapper Automation Upgrade

We provided a complete re-design and upgrade of the PLC and servo controls and mechanics for this high speed-wrapping machine at Cadbury Dunedin. The system uses a Rockwell ControlLogix PLC with 8 axis SERCOS servo control (over fibre) and Ultra 3000 servo drives and motors. All ‘mini’ Cadbury bars produced in Dunedin are wrapped on this machine.