Part of New Zealand Mānuka Group - world leaders in Mānuka
New Zealand Mānuka Group can trace its history with the Mānuka plant all the way back to the beginning of the Mānuka industry, established by company founder, Phil Caskey in the early 1990's. His expertise and commitment to working with world-leading scientists led to the scientific understanding of the power of Mānuka for use in a wide range of applications.
Today, New Zealand Mānuka Group is leading the industry into an ever more exciting future through investment in product innovations and scientific research - taking the ancient Mānuka plant to new markets and customers worldwide.
Our dedicated Ingredients division is New Zealand Mānuka Bioactives. We are world leaders in the development, production and supply predominately of Mānuka oil but also proprietary blends, Kānuka oil and hydrosols.
Natural Sourcing & Trusted Origin
Our vertically integrated business structure, enables us to guarantee origin of all of our Mānuka products. By harvesting primarily by hand from remote regions around New Zealand, we work hard to reduce our environmental footprint and respect the precious Mānuka resource and people that work the land.
With a simple steam distillation process using simply the leaf and twig of the Mānuka plant, we can provide an all-natural essential oil with no added chemicals or solvents.
A dedicated technical and Quality Assurance (QA) team rigorously test every batch of Mānuka oil to the highest standards to ensure that it is 100% pure, meets customer specifications, and can be used with confidence every time.
As New Zealand’s largest producer of Mānuka oil, NZ Mānuka Group is investing in strategic business partnerships with leading forestry research experts for sustainable long-term supply. We are working to enhance our existing wild Mānuka resources through plantations, propagation, nursery and forestry management techniques to ensure a sustainable supply of Mānuka for the future.
A dedicated ‘Fair Share’ relationship manager ensures we have sustainable, long term land owner partnerships generating a value sharing approach. This approach helps to generate employment and income in local Maori communities, in the heart of the highest quality Mānuka regions and forests
Our dedicated forestry and plant managers work closely to track and review historic data to ensure we harvest from the best Mānuka trees to deliver consistent high beta-triketone Mānuka oil.
Science and Efficacy
Dedicated in-house PhD scientists and technical experts are available to work with customers to provide custom solutions and guidance in ideal concentrations, dilution rates and Mānuka oil grades to meet custom specifications. As scientific pioneers in the isolation and application of Mānuka oil, the team have an extensive network of external collaborators to build overall industry expertise.
Mānuka oil should have concentrations of beta-triketones, which are comprised of the natural chemical compounds Flavesone, Isoleptospermone, Leptospermone, and Grandiflorene. The concentrations of these compounds can range from 1% to an excess of 30% - all naturally derived from the plant. Factors such as soil, climate, location, ecological environment and genetics combine to produce variations in triketone concentrations found throughout New Zealand, with the East Cape producing high levels of triketones from 25% and above. In order to deliver the highest strength Mānuka oils, we harvest throughout the East Cape and have extensive understanding of the ideal harvest plants and locations. Having recently been awarded an Innovation award in Export we are dedicated to improving our scientific understanding, new product formulations and the benefits of Mānuka oil.
We welcome wholesale enquiries for our Mānuka Oil product range, please complete the form below to submit your enquiry.