AFFCO's Allied Products operation produces premium hides and pelts, calf skins, high quality protein meals, tallow, casings, slipe wool and pharmaceutical blood serums and rennet at their Renco plant.
AFFCO operates two specialist tanneries at Napier (Wet Blue Hides) and at Wiri in South Auckland (Wet Blue and Pickled Ovine Pelts and Wet Salted Calf Skins.).
Both tanneries are EU Certified and Napier is ISO 9002 compliant.
The Wet Blue tannage is customised to market styles using modern technology and the most advanced processing methods. Quality control standards are supervised by qualified leather technicians and ensure the product is formulated in an original axiomatic style.
AFFCO Hides are sought after by customers for furnishings, car upholstery, footwear and other leather accessories.
AFFCO Pelts are transformed into high quality leather garments which are sold through the major fashion houses in Europe and the USA.
AFFCO Calf Skins are the latest edition to the Allied Product Range a niche high fashion product sought after for that special leather accessory such as hand bags, ladies boots and belts.
Natural lamb and sheep casings are sought after by European buyers for sausages and other small goods.
AFFCO produces slipe wool for the carpet industry, although some of the finer wools are also used in the garment industry.
On the protein meals side of the business, four plants located on the same sites as our processing plants, produce fresh meat and bone meal, dried blood and tallow. All plants are ISO 9002 certified, with Imlay in Wanganui, also being ISO 14001 certified.
AFFCO meat and bone meal and dried blood are used as ingredients in feed formulation for the poultry industry. Consistent protein levels and high digestibility factors ensure the products meet exacting customer requirements. The key markets for these products are Asian countries and domestic clients.
Tallow is also produced on site to specific client requirements. Its main use is for soaps and cosmetics manufacturing.
Our bovine blood serums are recognised world wide for their purity and disease-free status and are an increasingly lucrative by-product. The serums are used in the manufacture of therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics, as well as in international research projects.