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About Us

In little more than 50 years Waikato Milking Systems has earned international regard for dairy systems and technology which are innovative, superbly designed and manufactured to a standard without equal around the world.

Our heritage dates back to 1967 when, as a subsidiary of Alex Harvey Industries, a range of general components was produced under the AHI brand complementing a range of vacuum regulators and milk meters manufactured under the Waikato Milking Systems brand.

Several ownership evolutions took place over following years and today Waikato Milking Systems is, 100% New Zealand owned by Tainui Group Holdings, Ngai Tahu Capital, Pioneer Capital and members of the senior management team.

The 100% New Zealand ownership positions the company well for ongoing product development, national and international growth.

Waikato Milking Systems is one of the largest manufacturers of rotary dairy platforms and dairy components in the world.

Known for herringbone and rotary systems which meet the needs of most farmers around the world, Waikato

Milking Systems’ Centrus Composite decks have clear differentiation in global large-scale dairy operations where thousands of cows are milked through dairies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Key markets include the United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa.