A Total Storage Capacity of over 64,000 Tonnes Whakatu Coldstores is one of the Largest Facilities of its Kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Whakatu Coldstores operates four cold store facilities in the Hawkes Bay and under contract also manages a facility located in Wellington.

  • Whakatu                    166,412m³
  • Hastings                      62,944m³
  • Napier                        23,110m³
  • Kerepehi                    39,897m³
  • Wellington Port         42,768m³


Whakatu Coldstores is perfectly positioned to cater to the needs of both storage needs of local producers; and logistics and distribution solutions for producers of finished goods to national and international markets.


Services and facilities Offered include:

  • Freezer and chiller rooms, controlled atmosphere and blast freezing rooms. Self levelling truck, rail wagon and container docks, Rail tunnel & private siding.
  • Procedures and systems comply with NZFSA Meat, Fish, Dairy export license requirements.
  • Real time client accessible inventory system allowing ease for reporting and KPI analysis.
  • Full Radio Frequency operated WMS, which ensures stock accuracy.
  • Ecommerce solutions to allow interface for customer fit or requirement.


Our clients can expect efficient and timely service from our dedicated team. We are very proud of our people who have experience and expertise in the warehousing and distribution needed to make us leaders in the industry.

The refrigeration plant is constantly monitored electronically, linked to alarm monitoring services and maintained by Whakatu’s on site engineers. Contingency plans are in place for WMS, refrigeration plant and power failures.

Whakatu is proud to be part of the Scales Corporation and through that relationship can offer continuity of services in the South Island through our sister company Polarcold.

For more information on our services please contact us on : Tel Phone : (06) 974 5778   |  Email: fosterk@wca2.co.nz