Experts in the process

Viniquip is one of Australasia’s leading importers and distributors of bottling, packaging, and processing equipment to the wine, brewing, cider, fruit juice, and general food and beverage industries.

Established in 1991, this privately owned New Zealand based company takes great pride in delivering market leading machinery, equipment, product, and expertise throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific.

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Internationally Recognised
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Viniquip maintains offices in Hastings, New Zealand, and in New South Wales, Australia. Our exclusive portfolio of internationally recognised machinery brands includes the prestigious GAI, APE, Bucher Vaslin, ABE (American Beer Equipment), and Kreuzmayr, amongst others.

Viniquip takes great pride in delivering individual machinery and process solutions as well as turnkey projects on time and within budget, anywhere within the South Pacific.

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Our Team

Horst

Horst Klos (Co-Owner and Director), has extensive experience in marketing, design, engineering, installation, beer brewing, cider making, and consulting. Horst also looks after a life sentence block with his wife Inga and has a soft spot for Ebay and gadgets.

Horst

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron O’Keeffe (Co-Owner and Director), has extensive international sales experience on both import and export of food commodities. Aaron is a keen runner and triathlete and hopes one day to have another crack at IMNZ.

Willem

Willem Bruins (Project and Service Manager), has a wealth of hands-on product knowledge and an eagerness to help. When he doesn’t have his head in a machine, Willem can be found on his bike which helps keep him fit to race around supporting our clients.

Willem

Heather

Heather

Heather Bennett (Office Manager), has been with the company for over eight years and is responsible for our accounts. She also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of our spare parts. Heather is a qualified Zumba instructor and on occasion can be seen practicing in our kitchen.

Sophie

Sophie Healy is primarily responsible for our South Island Anchor Yeast sales and support. Sophie also assists with sales into the South Island and can help with any enquiries for Yeast or equipment. Sophie comes from a wine family and married into the cider sector, so she has her bases covered!

Sophie

Yuska

Yuska

Yuska Villani is responsible for our Australian sales and he is based in Melbourne. Yuska brings a touch of Italian style and passion to Viniquip. Lucky for us, in his spare time Yuska enjoys travel, good food and wine.

Viniquip works closely with our trade partners, TradeTech, who provide us with outstanding support throughout the South Island.
We also work closely with a number of regular and reputable service providers that ensures Viniquip provides a superior experience.