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

 

We are committed to sustainably and responsibly growing the supply of mussels from marine farming activities in Golden Bay.

In 1999 we teamed up with others to develop a 1000 hectare marine farm. It was a long journey taking 20 years for the resource consent to be approved in late 2019. The real journey has only just begun with the development of this farm over the years ahead.

In addition to the benefits for us and our partners, local iwi benefit by receiving 200 hectares of the application through the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Settlement Claim Act.

Furthermore, the Golden Bay community direct benefit with the partners assigning 160 hectares of the resource to the Golden Bay Community Trust which we co-established. The purpose of the trust is for education, protection of the environment, public health, provision of recreational facilities, culture, heritage and arts in the Golden Bay community.

In addition to the income flows to the charitable trust, the farming activities will positively contribute to Golden Bay’s sustainable growth and provide more local jobs. More widely, the supply of mussels will strengthen New Zealand’s manufacturing and processing industries and exports.

Growing opportunities in Golden Bay

 

We are committed to sustainably and responsibly growing the

supply of mussels from marine farming activities in Golden Bay.

 

In 1999 we teamed up with others to develop a 1000 hectare

marine farm. It was a long journey taking 20 years for the resource

consent to be approved in late 2019. The real journey has only just

begun with the development of this farm over the years ahead.

 

In addition to the benefits for us and our partners, local iwi benefit

by receiving 200 hectares of the application through the Maori

Commercial Aquaculture Settlement Claim Act.

 

Furthermore, the Golden Bay community direct benefit with the

partners assigning 160 hectares of the resource to the Golden Bay

Community Trust which we co-established. The purpose of the trust

is for education, protection of the environment, public health,

provision of recreational facilities, culture, heritage and arts in the

Golden Bay community.

 

In addition to the income flows to the charitable trust, the farming

activities will positively contribute to Golden Bay’s sustainable

growth and provide more local jobs. More widely, the supply of

mussels will strengthen New Zealand’s manufacturing and

processing industries 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.