ASC 2023 Post Congress Tour 4 Seed Coating Technology Tour


Tour Details: 

  • Registration Fee – 70 USD per person
  • Maximum of 45 participants allowed
  • For ASC 2023 Delegates ONLY
  • No refund for any cancellations after 31 October 2023
  • If you wish to register for this tour, please contact APSA Membership Coordination Manager, Mr. Komsak Kamjing (Bobbie) at  


ASC 2023 Post-Congress Tour 4 - Seed Coating Technology Tour Program

9:00 am  Pick-up from Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre 
09:30 am  Barenbrug Processing and Distribution Centre, featuring Seed Coating Line 
12:00 pm  Lunch at the Bicycle Thief
2:00 pm Travel back to Christchurch 
2:30 pm Arrive at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre 


Barenbrug New Zealand’s Processing and Distribution Centre at Rolleston is an integral part of the business, where around 80% of their seed passes through. It is a world-class facility which allows for various types of seed treatment, seed mixing, bagging and distribution, with the capacity to store over 3500t of seed. The Barenbrug team look for continuous improvement in quality and service, and part of this improvement is the new seed coating line commissioned by GRAINTECH in January 2023.

Australian-owned and operated, GRAINTECH are committed to advancing the seed, feed and food industries through innovative technologies. They are at the forefront: providing specialist turnkey manufacturing equipment.

GRAINTECH have enabled and empowered Barenbrug to produce more efficiently and sustainably by providing a complete turnkey solution from engineering design, project management, equipment supply, electrical and pneumatic automation, commissioning and operator training. Every aspect of this plant is designed and manufactured by GRAINTECH.

Lunch at The Bicycle Thief, built in 1875, a quaint Italian restaurant located in picturesque Tai Tapu set amongst quiet roads and beautiful fields. Dine on traditional Italian products and recipes paired with beautiful fresh New Zealand-grown produce.


  • Access platforms complying with AS/NZ 1657, including the new class 5 earthquake for New Zealand.
  • Pendulum elevators.
  • Dust collection complying with the Environment Protection Act 2017, incorporating the latest amendments from 1/10/2022 and ducting to AS4254.
  • Patented 800s Batch Coater. The only machine globally that can clean the stator and rotor in between batches with a waste diversion system.
  • Fluidized bed dryer, uniformed seed drying with 100% seed movement by air, using 30% less heat source than our competitors.
  • Packing and storage equipment.

Together, Barenbrug and GRAINTECH are creating tomorrow’s technology for today. Join us in touring Barenbrug’s impressive facility and have the opportunity to speak with GRAINTECH’s managing director – Nick Smith, operations director – Charles Smith, and international sales manager – Rajiv Iyer.