IDS Cheese Machines


Innovative Dairy Systems has evolved because of an ever-growing need for high quality cheese-making equipment. Owner and director Ian Booth also runs Innovative Conveyor Systems, a successful conveyor design and manufacturing company in Hamilton, and has for many years worked behind the scenes when it comes to cheese-making equipment. In fact, he has been supplying cheese curd belting and design to several large OEM cheese equipment suppliers and cheese-makers across the globe since the late 1990s. In 2016, Booth was approached by an Australian dairy manufacturer to ask if ICS could design and supply a cheddar machine for their new mozzarella plant in South Australia. The decision was easy…and Innovative Dairy Systems (IDS) was formed.
“In no time at all, the IDS cheddar machine was designed, manufactured and shipped directly into Adelaide for installation late August 2017,” Booth says. “The customer was so happy with both the quality of the equipment, service and delivery that IDS has since supplied to them walkways, balance tank, augers, filters and cheese block conveyors.”

IDS has formed joint ventures with several New Zealand and international cheese equipment suppliers to offer individual items of equipment through to full turn-key projects. Because of these relationships IDS can also offer equipment such as cheese vats, block towers, brine tanks, cheese curd draining and mellowing belts, curd mills, whey screens, CIP cleaning systems, milk powder handling equipment, CIP systems, retro-fits, design and - of course - ICS conveyor systems plus more. “2018 looks like it’s going to be an exciting one for both companies,” Booth says. “New Zealand manufacturing companies have a lot to offer the world when it comes to quality equipment, especially when it comes to the dairy industry. ICS and IDS have the knowledge, experience, excellent staff and are always available to look at any project, large or small.” Contact Ian Booth on +64 27 2734-900 or email:






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