Our story

MacLab was founded in 1973 by

brothers Jim and Bill Broadbent who

pioneered the green-lipped mussel

nutraceutical market.

 

Having introduced the world to mussel

powder for use in health products, Jim

and Bill saw the potential for a market-

leading product backed by science.

They invested heavily in research and

development working with leading

scientists, universities and research

institutes from around the world, funding

more than 30 clinical research studies.

 

 

 

Our story

MacLab was founded in 1973 by

brothers Jim and Bill Broadbent who

pioneered the green-lipped mussel

nutraceutical market.

 

Having introduced the world to mussel

powder for use in health products, Jim

and Bill saw the potential for a market-

leading product backed by science.

They invested heavily in research and

development working with leading

scientists, universities and research

institutes from around the world, funding

more than 30 clinical research studies.

 

 

 

Setting new standards within the mussel nutraceutical market

Our locations

Manufacturing

and head office

 

Our head office and state-of-the-art

manufacturing facility is based in Nelson.

Mussel farms

 

From the sheltered inlets of the

Marlborough Sounds to the open waters

of Tasman Bay and Golden Bay, we have

mussel farms at various locations across

the top of the South Island.

Manufacturing

and head office

 

Our head office and state-of-the-art

manufacturing facility is based in Nelson.

Mussel farms

From the sheltered inlets of the Marlborough Sounds to the open waters of Tasman Bay and Golden Bay, we have mussel farms at various locations across the top of the South Island.

 

Growing opportunities in Golden Bay

 

For over 20 years, we’ve been working in

partnership with local businesses, Iwi and the

community to introduce new open-water marine

farming area in Golden Bay. We believe this long

journey will become a reality in the near future.

 

 If the proposed marine farming area goes ahead,

a 20% share of our farm area will be gifted to The

Golden Bay Community Trust which MacLab and

others have established. This charitable trust was

established for the sole benefit of the Golden Bay

community and will primarily focus on support of

education, protecting the environment, public

health, the provision of recreational facilities,

culture, heritage and arts.

 

In addition to the revenue generated by the trust

which will flow into the community, the proposed

farm will positively contribute to Golden Bay’s

sustainable growth and provide more local jobs.

More widely it will strengthen New Zealand

manufacturing and processing industries, the

national economy and exports. 

 

Growing opportunities in Golden Bay

For over 20 years, we’ve been working in

partnership with local businesses, Iwi and the

community to introduce new open-water marine

farming area in Golden Bay. We believe this long

journey will become a reality in the near future.

 

 If the proposed marine farming area goes ahead,

a 20% share of our farm area will be gifted to The

Golden Bay Community Trust which MacLab and

others have established. This charitable trust was

established for the sole benefit of the Golden Bay

community and will primarily focus on support of

education, protecting the environment, public

health, the provision of recreational facilities,

culture, heritage and arts.

 

In addition to the revenue generated by the trust

which will flow into the community, the proposed

farm will positively contribute to Golden Bay’s

sustainable growth and provide more local jobs.

More widely it will strengthen New Zealand

manufacturing and processing industries, the

national economy and exports.

 

 

 

Work with us

 

We’re good to our people because they’re good to us. If you’d like to join our team, fill in our job application form and we’ll be in touch.