NZ Hops Ltd
NZ Hops Ltd is a co-operative of 27 Master Growers, built on family values, whose legend and cultivars have been crafted for over 150 years with creativity and passion, aiming to be the most revered supplier of hops to the world.
The NZ Hops Marketing Bard (NZHMB) was formed in 1939, undertaking all sales in both the domestic and export markets. It provided the hop growers unity, leadership and the ability to levy sales for both marketing and hop research.
A hop breeding programme started in 1951. The NZHMB was de-regulated in 1993 but had been successful in establishing some promising new seedless hop cultivars as well as contracts to supply hops to major brewers and merchants worldwide. In 1993, hop growers chose to merge the processing assets with the marketing arm to form a grower-owned cooperative company, New Zealand Hops Limited.
The company has grown at the current site purchased in 1982 with modern facilities to cool-store all dry hops from farms immediately during harvest and progressively process the hops into hop pellets to reduce volume and preserve quality for shipment to our customers worldwide. From our humble beginnings, we have grown into a strong and prominent primary industry in New Zealand. The export to over 17 countries around the world with key markets being the USA, UK, Australia and Asia.
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