About Us

Adept is a complete product development & manufacturing service. We take ideas through research, design, tooling and manufacture into commercial reality. Operating from central Auckland we service the product development requirements of New Zealand’s major companies and research institutions as well as SMEs, start ups and entrepreneurs. Our subsidiary companies, Adept Animal Processing and Adept Medical commercialise a portfolio of proprietary products.

Our integrated product development process has become the most powerful way of creating value for our clients. This literally takes your idea and delivers a manufactured product ready for market launch. Alternatively we can work with you at any stage of the process to create distinctive value and competitive advantage. We understand the complexities and pitfalls of commercialisation though launching our products. To ensure your idea successfully navigates these issues we can partner with you, ensuring your idea improves people’s lives.


Adept has been at the forefront of plastic processing technology and new product development in New Zealand for 40 years. From his garage in 1969 with a home made moulding machine Murray Fenton founded the company. The Adept Beef Clip, developed soon after is today distributed across the world and has sold a billion units, setting an international standard in meat processing. Adept has also enabled other New Zealand companies to take on the world. Our world class medical production facilities have produced the components that have supported Fisher and Paykel's international growth. Our product development and manufacture services have enabled Cadmus to develop their successful EFTPOS terminals and helped Masport develop their range of lawn mowers. Philanthropically Adept designed the Intraocular lens case for the Fred Hollows foundation, restoring sight to millions of the worlds underprivileged.


Every day we develop meaningful products that improve people’s lives. We are focusing on developing medical products as they have the most direct affect on human wellbeing. To do this we are developing our networks in industry to ensure that the best ideas, those from people with first hand problems, are efficiently transformed into products. In the hands of professionals these products improve people’s lives. What’s your idea?


Adept’s success is due to our comprehensive product development process. We have the capabilities to take an idea through research, industrial design, engineering, tooling, manufacture and into commercial reality. The process has been validated by a wide range of clients and our meat and medical divisions are a product of this process. We offer the capabilities and experience in each of these stages as services to you