ACG Tertiary & Careers Group
(Incorporating New Zealand Career College)
Patton Limited manufactures and supplies commercial refrigeration equipment.
Established in 1923 in Christchurch, the company exports to a number of countries including India.
The Judges were very impressed with the way Patton is moving from a traditional export model to a modern international trade model.
In the last five years (from 2010 to 2014), the Company has more than doubled its business in India. It plans to double again in the next three to four years in India.
India is the world’s largest producer of milk and fruits and vegetables.
Unfortunately, about 40% of this produce is wasted due to lack of proper refrigeration and storage facilities.
Patton Limited sees this as a huge opportunity to grow in the Indian market as the demand for refrigeration accelerates.