At H&C Automated Solutions, we are constantly innovating to develop solutions that can enhance efficiency and drive growth in your business.

When talking to our customers around the world, they have the same challenges in their processing businesses: labour, worker safety, hygiene and product safety and quality control. The most cost-effective way to address these issues is automation.

Our point of difference lies in our ability to develop and deliver custom solutions in response to each customer’s specific needs.

Drawing on our full range of equipment and integrating these with additional equipment from other suppliers, H&C can provide complete line integration and optimisation.


Complete line integration and optimisation


  • Vacuum bag sealing
  • Bag integrity screening
  • Carton erecting and closing
  • Weighing and labelling
  • Chilling or freezing
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for Cartons
  • Palletising
  • ASRS for pallets

  • De-palletising
  • De-cartoning
  • De-bagging
  • Scanning and quality control
  • Recipe management
  • Custom Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry

    The horticultural industry is one that H&C has a long-standing relationship with.

    For suppliers of fresh produce we provide integrated solutions from carton erecting and packing to palletising and storage.

    For secondary processors of fresh produce we also provide a solution for the front end of operations, from de-palletising through de-packaging and recipe management to deliver produce ready for further processing.

    AiCo, H&C and Milmeq technologies have a reputation for reliability and simplicity of operation.

    The following products feature in our solutions for fresh produce packers and processors:

    Fresh Produce

    Spiral Freezers and Chillers

    Starfrost helix spiral freezers, chillers and coolers are relevant for a variety of food products which require medium to long retention times, such as cheese, ice cream, ready meals, poultry, pizza, potato products, fish, desserts and bakery products.

    As the Australasian agent for UK based Starfrost, H&C delivers the spiral and IQF chilling and freezing technologies to food manufacturers in New Zealand and Australia.

    These systems use similar air flow technology and refrigeration design to our SRT and MRT tunnels but occupy a reduced footprint.

    They are typically used for smaller, un-cartoned products (such as 10kg / 20lb blocks of cheese) or lower-throughput operations.

    Air is circulated across all product surfaces to achieve a high heat removal rate, without subjecting delicate items to excessive air speeds. Systems can be designed for either automatic or manual loading.

    Starfrost spirals are offered as low to medium capacity pre-built units or larger custom designed and site-built systems.

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