The Food Drying Co

The Food Drying Co Ltd
The Food Drying Co Ltd
The Food Drying Co Ltd
The Food Drying Co Ltd
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Welcome to
The Food Drying Co

Spectroscopy driven

Snippets and Ramblings….

  • We are thrilled to announce that we are nearing the start date for our first HUB, and we can’t wait to share more details with you soon. Thanks for being patient with us and stay tuned for more exciting updates!”
  • Btw – the first HUB is going offshore – hopefully NZ next.
  • Working on a NZ Petfood HUB.  Stay tuned!!!
  • We are considering adding a high-capacity drying tech to the HUB to offer options. 

About us

We’re constructing exclusive, cutting-edge boutique premium Toll Drying centers, essentially a Hub, catering to animal, seafood and Petfood products or Fruit and Vege. These state-of-the-art Toll Drying Hubs include packaging, boasts certifications for human-grade quality, export readiness, and pet food standards. It operates as a toll processing facility, meaning we exclusively provide time slots for businesses seeking top-tier drying capacity. Our drying equipment features OVDMA dryers, expertly crafted by driedfresh™ ltd. Additionally, we’ve forged strategic partnerships with MPI, The Factory, and New Zealand scientists to consistently enhance both the technology and services available to our time slot clients.

We created this simple landing page for interested parties to secure a time drying capacity slot.  This site will evolve as we build the facility/s and link people together. Exciting times to come!!!!

Latest !!  The Investor IM has arrived from Deloitte and the team.  Go to the investors page to register for a copy. 

Secure Your Drying Capacity!

Reserve a time slot/s - each Hub has a Max. 2000 x 18hr slots

1950 Slots available
Regards to the First Hub Slots - Something will happen soon but we do not yet know the details. All the Petfood Slot bookings are on file and we will contact you when the Petfood Hub is confirmed


None – it’s a toll operator only. The company sells time slots to the food producers

A time slot is an 18hr pre-paid drying slot in one of our dryers.

We intend to build Petfood – Animal and Seafood Hubs close to the source of the raw material which is abattoirs and fisheries. eg Waikato and Nelson. Sites identified so far – Animal/seafood (Waikato and Nelson)
Fruit Root Vege berries (Kerikeri, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Canterbury and Southland), Fiji for tropical produce ie Turmeric, mango, sour sop Kava…….  Australia and other Pacific Islands 

Currently set at $1,300.00 per 18hr time slot. We have generous early bird rates 

OVDMA Vacuum dryers designed by driedfresh ltd. These compete with Freeze Dryers but without the need to freeze the produce beforehand and throughout the drying process.

Spectroscopy is the study of the absorption and emission of light and other radiation by matter. It involves the splitting of light (or more precisely, electromagnetic radiation) into its constituent wavelengths (a spectrum), which is done in much the same way as a prism splits light into a rainbow of colors.

Spectroscopic sensors inside our vacuum chambers relay compound and molecular data to our servers for the drying algorithms to use when drying your produce to your exacting specification. 

between 20 -400kgs. It will depend on the density and end result eg powder or pieces.

Roughly up to 4 tons . It will depend on the density and end result eg powder or pieces. 

If less the cost stays the same but you may be able to get a number of batches in per slot or purchase another slot to balance against your drying times. eg say a batch takes 12 hours then 2 slots will cover 3 batches.

On a fixed term contract – 3 year term with right of renewal

The time slots are tradeable – just contact us or your agent before the reserved time. The earlier the better the chance of selling/leasing the time slot to a casual user or The Food Drying co or another slot holder wanting more drying time.

Yes – Confidential to slot holders

Contact us or your agent and we will try re-arranging the reserved time. We are building a user platform to trade slots and/or trade reserved dates with other slot owners or third parties.

Yes on a negotiated price with the company or use a purchased casual slot and only pay for the extra technical services needed. 

Yes – We will offer packaging services for your retail pouch  and/or  bulk packaging to customer specifications. 

We can provide aerobic bacteria count, water activity, moisture percentage plus detailed analysis from our dryer sensors – eg Brix, metals, soil testing, protein, compounds and other tbc. We retain a sample for independent testing.

We have a bulk produce shop that you can add your products to and we have buyers to introduce to you for produced dried at the Hubs.

We can offer protection in the form of a exclusive use agreement

Yes – although under consultation from the slot owner

Contact –  Richard Guy at  +64210319373 

Get In Touch to reserve a slot