Davis Food Ingredients was established in 1968 and is one of the largest direct importers and distributors of food ingredients in New Zealand. With branches in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch we cover the whole country. Davis also have buying offices in Beijing and Jakarta. We are a privately owned company with a successful long-term record in the food ingredient supply industry.

We currently employ between 175 and 250 people depending on seasonal demand with annual turnover over USD100 million per annum.

We are the only fully integrated supply chain manager in the food ingredient business in New Zealand. We buy direct from overseas factories, control all the logistics from our suppliers factories to our warehouses in New Zealand and manage the delivery direct to your factory, bakery, shop or cafe. This means when you buy from Davis you are sourcing quality ingredients at the lowest possible cost. Our business philosophy is best described as Quality without the premium.

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For us this means:

  • Never compromising on the quality of food ingredients we source and supply.
  • Sharing our knowledge of what is happening in the world food ingredients markets and providing good advice.
  • Structuring our purchasing and logistics so we have the lowest operating costs and are most cost competitive supplier in the industry.
  • Investing in quality assurance staff and systems such as HACCP, allergen management systems and buying to exact product specifications to mitigate risks.
  • Suggesting different products or ways of operating and work with our customers and suppliers to understand the options available and achieve long term savings.

Our goal is to be your preferred supplier long term and to help your business grow so we can both enjoy long term success.


As our range is large and varied, we have included a function where you can interactively select all the products of interest to you. Search our entire online product catalogue or search within a specific product catalogue groups. After you have finished browsing you can download or print your list and/or you can email to our sales department for further information. Click here to be taken to our Interactive Catalogue or if you wish to open our product catalogue then please click here.


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