Not pictured: Marian Smolders, Shaun Kelly, Cam Waru, Brenda Anderson, Kay Allen
Harvest Electronics is located in the semi-rural town of Masterton, New Zealand.
From 1990 until 2000, Harvest Electronics developed products for the wireless monitoring of Coca-Cola vending machines.
The system grew to be the largest monitored network of its type in the world with 60,000 vending machines online.
In March 2000 the online vending division of Harvest Electronics was sold to Marconi and then to Coca-Cola Amatil
(trading as VMSL) early in 2003.
In April 2000 Peter Munn relocated Harvest Electronics to Pragnell Street, Masterton and the focus was turned to GPRS
By 2003 multiple new projects had taken off, staff numbers were rising and the 270 square metre office premises had
run out of room. Over the next few years two extensions were added the production and office facility.
Early 2004 saw the launch of one of the flagship Harvest products - the frost alarm - which later led to development on
the ITU G2 which has become the backbone of most monitoring and control solutions.
2010 saw the launch of the Long Range Remote (LRR). Originally designed to allow monitoring of temperature sensors on
large orchards and vineyards this product quickly took off. The Long Range Remote is now widely used in vineyards, orchards,
farms and industrial applications.
By 2013 Harvest were involved in the supply of telemetry to multiple market segments. Harvest now manufacture all their own
circuit boards thanks to the purchase of three Philips SMD machines.
2015 saw the 25th anniversary of Harvest Electronics. The future continues to look bright with many new projects in the
pipeline to further expand the Harvest telemetry monitoring and control portfolio.