TOMRA New Zealand

For over 10 years, TOMRA has been creating and deploying sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity in key New Zealand industry sectors.

Over the past 10 years our TOMRA Food division in New Zealand has provided solutions used in both fresh and processed industries and is the backbone of pack houses across kiwifruit, apples, avocados and more.

In addition to the food sector, our TOMRA Collections division is the world leader in Reverse Vending Machines (RVM’s) used in all leading container deposit scheme markets around the world, including Australia. So it’s only natural that as New Zealand looks to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme, TOMRA is at the forefront of those discussions.


TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry. We innovate the world’s most advanced analytical technology and apply it to grading, sorting, and peeling.

Over 8,000 units have been installed for clients around the world to optimize sorting capabilities and reduce waste in the processing of fruits, nuts, vegetables, potato products, grains and seeds, dried fruit, meat, and seafood. This includes the large-scale sorting and grading of apples, avocadoes, and kiwifruit in New Zealand for many years.


TOMRA Recycling

Offering a superior combination of extensive application knowledge, in-house manufacturing, and expert support, we enable our customers to extract higher-purity materials from recycling and waste streams, to maximize both yields and profits.

Renowned for developing the world’s first high-capacity near-infrared (NIR) sensor for waste sorting applications, TOMRA Recycling remains an industry pioneer with a dedication to operational value and sustainability. Our state-of-the-art machinery, industry expertise and exceptional service help you meet your short-term objectives while also ensuring long-term success.


TOMRA Collection

TOMRA is the inventor of and world leader in reverse vending machines, used in the collection and recycling of drink containers – including aluminium cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles, with approximately 80,000 reverse vending machine installations across more than 60 markets.

Recyclers get an instant reward when returning their used drink containers through TOMRA reverse vending machines, motivating repeated use, and further raising container return rates. By making reverse vending machines an integrated part of consumers’ weekly routines, regular recycling is made convenient, enjoyable, and profitable for all stakeholders. This reduces the wastage of containers that would otherwise end up in landfills or as litter in our oceans and rivers.

What’s more, returning empty drink containers through a TOMRA reverse vending machine guarantees they will get recycled – most of them back into bottles and cans again in what we call a Closed Loop, so they can be used and reused time and time again. It’s the Circular Economy in action!


TOMRA Mining

Sensor-based solutions help to extend the life of mining operations and increase the overall value of deposits. Worldwide, TOMRA sorting systems are already contributing to more energy-efficient and cost-effective pre-concentrations, and to material recovery.

TOMRA Mining sets the bar for sensor-based sorting with its rigorous focus on quality and future-oriented thinking. Our experience and commitment to quality and customer-driven innovation have made us world market leader in sensor-based ore sorting.

Lower-grade ore reserves, higher energy and production costs, water shortages and increasing environmental regulations: these are the challenges facing the mining industry. Challenges that call for a reliable and innovative partner and for technology tailor-made for mining.

Material handling, product recognition, and pressurized air ejection are brought together by TOMRA Mining in a robust and tested system, which reliably separates valuable mineral ores from waste rock. This mining technology provides top efficiency, precision and speed. Sensor-based sorting is, for some materials, the only option, and for many minerals an alternative to traditional beneficiation methods including dense media separation.


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