HAWKINS WATTS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE When a company’s founder decides to create more than just a business trading ingredients, something unique emerges. In 1992, Peter Hawkins set up his food ingredient business in Auckland - determined www.hawkinswatts.com www.foodtechnology.co.nz 39 CE L E B R AT I N G YEARS OF SERVICE FT423 that dedicated service, great technical support and good relationships would enable success and growth…and it did. Today, Hawkins Watts proudly represents many of the world’s leading food ingredient companies with a broad product portfolio of specialty ingredients, specialising in hydrocolloids, colours, emulsifiers, flavourings, fortificants and more. “At Hawkins Watts, we understand that a great food product is your ultimate competitive advantage,” the company says. “Our team includes multi-disciplined expertise that is deep and broad, including food application technologists, chefs, regulatory experts, process and commercialisation specialists.” The company partners with its customers throughout the development process, providing the following resources: • Trends and culinary inspiration • Broad range of speciality ingredients • Concept and product development • Manufacturing process optimisation • Extensive supply chain capabilities • Quality and regulatory management. “We are a proud family business, 100% Australian and New Zealand owned and operated,” the company says. “Focused on these two geographic markets, we create concepts daily that enable our customers to bring inspiring and commercially viable product to life.” Anchored in the roots of the business is a strong emphasis on ‘Core Values of Respect, Teamwork, Responsibility and Service’ – the same values that the business was founded on. Those values form the basis of how Hawkins Watts operates, and sets the ground for nurturing long-standing relationships. “We believe that shaping the future requires flexibility and lateral thinking. That’s progress, positive evolution. That’s what we enjoy – creating solutions that work for you.” Hawkins Watts thanks all the people who have partnered it in its journey, particularly customers, supply partners and service providers for their ongoing loyalty and support, along with its employees for their valuable contributions and unwavering passion.
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