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Plastic manufacturer heavily involved in Aquaculture

Updated: Jul 4, 2019

A feature article on Indac products was published in the January/February 2005 issue of New Zealand Aquaculture Magazine.

Indac is a plastics manufacturer with a history of manufacturing for more than 20 years, says marketing manager Cathy Adams. At the beginning, Indac was driven to supply its owner, Michael Hitchins, with mussel floats for his own mussel farm.“Being heavily involved in the aquaculture industry, Michael’s expertise means he is constantly receiving requests for different products, and over the years the range has expanded to cater for various facets of the New Zealand aquaculture and fishing industries,” she says.

The range of aquaculture and fishing products includes insulated bins, conical tanks, water monitoring buoys, filleting trays, magnetic coding tags, juvenile abalone growing trays and a unique nursery tray for oysters called the Rotoshell. The range also includes three models of heavy-duty tool boxes, which serve well as storage boxes in the marine environment. Indac’s most popular fishing industry product, the FT680 insulated bin, is an industry standard within the New Zealand market, and these bins are now available through various distributors in Australia, says Cathy. New Zealand users include Sealord, Moana Pacific, Ngai Tahu and New Zealand King Salmon. Indac uses both rotational and injection moulding methods of plastics manufacturing, meaning a diverse range of products can be made at the Blenheim factory. Along with a large range of products in the aquaculture, fishing, marine, viticulture and materials handling sectors, Indac provides a design and contract manufacturing service, so custom designs can be easily provided. Products manufactured under contract are as diverse as irrigation fittings, signage, playground equipment, composting toilets and portable spa pools.


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