Tait Controls is a primary provider for Fonterra and supplies key services to automate materials handling equipment by integrating 3rd party manufacturer's products into fully automated systems. These services are provided to over 15 Fonterra sites throughout New Zealand.
CANPAC International was the first customer for Tait Controls. Tait Controls has been involved with all areas within this plant, which now consists of four high speed powder packing lines, eleven sachet packing lines, a blending tower, can manufacturing plant, robotic palletising, and bin tipping equipment. Tait Controls is also responsible for having all areas of the plant integrated with the IT data management system.
At Ballance Agri-Nutrients Tauranga and Invercargill plants Tait Controls provides the controls for the dispatch plants to accurately load the trucks with the correct amount of fertiliser with the correct mix of additives to meet the farmers requirements. Tait Controls also provides the integration of the dispatch plant activities with the IT department to ensure a electronic transfer of information in real-time.
Tait Controls has provided software automation and engineering for the meat industry. Tait Controls worked in one of the most sophisticated processing plants in the southern hemisphere. Cantebury Meat Packers at Rangitikei was among the first in New Zealand with integrated planning with the slaughter floor, chillers, cutting floor and onto the packing area, giving unparalleled flow and traceability for every cut of meat through the plant.