About Us


Our Origin

The AgriChain Centre’s founders,  Anne-Marie Arts and Hans Maurer have strong horticultural and produce based backgrounds. The company’s involvement in the Independent Verification (IVA), Survey, Project Management, Food Safety and Biosecurity  sectors evolved from the founding shareholders’ understanding of the fresh produce industry’s business needs in these areas.

The produce industry is a rapidly evolving business. The horticulture industry strategy  articulates its vision of being a $10 billion industry.  Achieving this goal will require vision, discipline, an action orientation and superior marketing skills.

The AgriChain Centre sells neither fruits nor vegetables. Its role in the produce industry is one of thought leadership, business innovation, management competency development and providing training resource capacity.

We have not forgotten where we came from; fresh produce quality assurance, cut flower exports and supermarket produce supervision in Anne-Marie’s case; and, fruit tree nursery/orcharding, corporate produce merchandise, marketing, knowledge and strategic planning in Hans’ case.

The AgriChain Centre is therefore ideally placed to assist growers, packers, exporters, importers, transport operators, logistics providers and retailers in growing and safeguarding their businesses through the Inspection, Survey, Food Safety and Biosecurity offered or through working in the thought leadership and capacity building areas, targeted or customised specifically for businesses in the wider produce industry.

Our Vision

is to be the most customer centric service provider in our business categories in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We will achieve this by applying our strategic competence and functional skills to solving our customers’ problems and the problems of their customers.

Through our work we will contribute to the success of the New Zealand and South Pacific produce industries.

The AgriChain Centre is an organisation that is committed to best practice and ensuring that there is continuous improvement in its service delivery.

Clients can be assured that we:

  • Operate the business as efficiently as possible.
  • Continually review our processes to ensure that they are streamlined.
  • Provide services that meet or exceed our customer expectations.
  • Provide a professional service in line with industry best practice guidelines.
  • Manage risks effectively to ensure that in turn client risks are minimised.


The AgriChain Centre works closely with United Fresh New Zealand Inc.  on furthering the interests of the entire produce industry.

For all enquiries phone 0800 24 74 24 or Contact Us.


We work with local as well as international clients to deliver sustainable, pragmatic and value adding solutions.


The AgriChain Centre’s team is multicultural, multilingual, well educated, solutions orientated, primary industry focused and cross trained.


We’re always keen to hear from skilled people who share our vision and values. We welcome expressions of interest from people keen to work in our industry.