A food company that makes freeze-dried high-nutrition meals for a range of niche markets is expanding with a new plant at Horotiu near the Ports of Auckland freight hub.
Established in Waiuku in 2013, Radix Nutrition’s products are aimed at high-performance athletes and consumers on allergen-controlled diets, plus vegan and dairy-free options.
Chief executive Mike Rudling says the new location will give greater product distribution efficiency. “Moving our business to the Waikato district gives us the opportunity to develop Radix in a vibrant and fast-growing community surrounded by expertise and support,” he says.
The aim is to simplify life for people wanting to maximise the nutritional value of the food they eat while meeting individual needs.
“It’s completely different from traditional freeze-dried food,” he says. “No one else in the world is producing this type of product in terms of quality and ease of nutritional access. We’re working with New Zealand athletes travelling overseas, and finding solutions for people with health issues and other special requirements.”
Packaged in convenient pouches, the meals are prepared using hot water and can be eaten straight from the bag.