Case Studies

Case Study 1 – Retrofit Fresh Food Sealing Machine for new Pottle Shape

Fresh food supplier who was packaging food using specialised Italian pottle sealing machinery. They wanted to change their pottle shape to a different size to meet a new market opportunity.


Case Study 2 – Coloured Plant Pot Tooling

Importer and distributor of seeds who wanted to broaden his product offerings. We designed, prototyped and built plastic injection moulding tools for the new pot plant and the saucer.


Case Study 3 – Ducting Cap Tooling Project

Client who wanted to save money on his imported plastic “Duct Caps”.  We modelled up a replacement product and did analysis of the tooling and moulding costs for the project.


Case Study 4 – Avalanche Bomb Development

Avalanche bombs are critical in the area of ski-field management. Absolute Tooling was involved in the product design, prototypes, trialling and finally tooling to create the orange “bomb” that you see.


Case Study 5 – The “Safe Eyes” Story

Tooling was designed to over-mould the gauze visor with newly designed plastic goggles.


Case Study 6 – Cookie Spoon Machine

We designed, built and tested a machine that manufactures full 3D spoon-shaped biscotti biscuits for a niche NZ based client.


Case Study 7 – Muesli Bar Roller

We designed and built a one-off specialist muesli bar roller for an international dairy company.


Case Study 8 – Chestnut Sheller

Absolute Tooling designed and built this Chestnut Sheller under license to the NZ Chestnut Council.


Happy Customers

Matta Products Ltd have had tooling built at ATS since 1991.

The majority of these tools are 1.5 tonne and over. Not only are they large and also complex in design, the quality is first class.

In recent years we have looked at and been tempted by the cheap tooling prices available from China. In the end we have always stuck with the ATS team, due to the service, design expertise, and input into product development.

We also see them as a vital support industry to our business and see them as a top tool making company in New Zealand.
Tim Scott - Matta Products Ltd