About Us

Carroll Industries NZ Limited is a privately owned New Zealand company that makes specialist toppings and inclusions for the bakery, ice cream and confectionery trade, and for wholesalers selling into the retail sector under their own labels.

Carroll Industries has been in existence for over 25 years. The business was acquired by Stuart Walker in early 2010 and has since undergone significant reinvestment in new factory premises coupled with major upgrades to machinery capability and capacity.

Quality plus innovation is our recipe for success

Even more important than a modernised plant is our commitment to quality and new product ideas. We offer flexibility in minimum order quantities to help you bring your new creations to life.

Carroll Industries has been fully HACCP certified since 2010. Our commitment to quality and service is underpinned by regular training and attention to detail by a dedicated team of confectionery technicians.

Local ingredients, world class results

A key part of our commitment to quality is working with world-leading suppliers for all our ingredients, from raw sugar to specialist colours and flavours. As a New Zealand manufacturer we are committed to using New Zealand or Australian produced raw materials wherever possible. On average 90 % of our raw materials are sourced from New Zealand and Australia.

Our team

Stuart Walker - Owner Director

Stuart Walker has a proven track record in the food industry, with seven years experience as Managing Director of the Hansells Food Group. Stuart has also also provided strategic advice to a number of companies in and outside the food industry. He was Acting CEO for The FoodBowl for 12 months during the set-up phase for this major government-funded investment in New Zealand’s food sector.

Stuart is also the co-owner of Extrusion Co Limited www.extrusionco.co.nz, a complementary investment in the food industry that is developing a whole new range of innovative inclusions and toppings.

David Hardenbol - Factory Manager

With over 35 years’ experience in the food and baking industry, David Hardenbol is responsible for the engine room of the business. Since joining Carroll Industries as Factory Manager he has played a major role in transforming the business. David is always looking for better ways to organise the factory and the team, and has played a key role in developing and laying out our new production facilities.

Above all else, David takes real pride in producing top quality products and making sure every order goes out on time.

The Team

We are extremely proud of our team at Carroll’s. As part of the company’s reinvestment in the business, well-trained and committed staff are key.

Know-how and skill are the secret ingredients in food manufacturing. With the majority of the team having several years’ experience, this really shows in the quality of the products and our commitment to HACCP principles. Staff play an active role in product development and process improvement, as we’re always looking for smarter and more efficient ways to produce our products.