Our Story

New Zealand is known around the world for excellence in dairying. Waikato Milking Systems is part of that legacy, and is a pioneer when it comes to designing and manufacturing the latest in dairy technology and systems. 

Based in New Zealand’s dairy heartland, Waikato Milking Systems has been operating for more than 50 years and has earned an international reputation for agricultural innovation.

At its modern 1.6 hectare global headquarters just north of Hamilton, the team at Waikato Milking Systems design and manufacture quality dairy technology to help farmers run more productive, efficient dairy operations wherever they are in the world. 

To meet on-farm challenges, the company has developed some of the most technologically advanced innovations on the market today. That includes rotary dairy platforms, In-Line milking systems, milking automation, milk cooling systems, dairy management systems and dairy effluent & environmental solutions.

There are five main manufacturing divisions – composite technologies, rotary, stainless, core technologies and effluent - together producing a range of products to support farmers.

The company stands behind its solutions. Practically everything is created in-house at state-of-the-art facilities, from concept and design through to the final product. Every step of the manufacturing process is overseen by staff with a passion for excellence.

One of Waikato Milking Systems well-known, award-winning innovation is the Centrus Composite rotary platform, which has been heralded as the most significant evolution in rotary platform design in 50 years.

From the United States to the United Kingdom, Australia, China, South Africa, Russia, Europe and all parts of the globe, farmers everywhere can rely on these innovative products and systems that will perform, last the distance and help grow the value of their farming operation. With Offices and Warehouses in USA, Australia, UK and China, this ensures that if and when parts are needed, farmers know they won’t be far away.

Waikato Milking Systems understands farmers. From small, family-owned farms through to large-scale, intensive 24/7 operations, cows to goat and sheep, Waikato Milking Systems delivers products and systems to suit any budget and farming type. Solutions can be customized to fit specific requirements.

All products are designed to integrate seamlessly, allowing farmers to build on their investment with components and enhancements that can be added or retrofitted, offering a clear return on investment. Products are extremely reliable and easy to maintain. The collection of automation offerings allows farmers to improve efficiencies and productivity, saving on labour costs.

Waikato Milking Systems takes pride in its extensive global dealer network. These local experts are committed to their farming clients, giving the best advice on servicing and maintaining their dairy parlors and how dairy technology can improve and transform their farming operations. They work hard at developing trusted partnerships, which means clients are loyal and consider their dealer as part of the team. 

Innovation is part of the company DNA – always thinking ahead and continuously looking for design and engineering solutions to advance the industry.

By listening and collaborating with farmers, Waikato Milking Systems helps clients all over the world to grow the value of dairying, helping farmers get the best returns possible and driving success for the global dairy industry.

What truly sets Waikato Milking Systems apart is that our people live and breathe the business. Whether in sales, manufacturing, logistics or admin, it’s the passion and team work of our people that creates a great customer experience.

Waikato Milking Systems - born in New Zealand, developed for the world.