Ballance Agri Nutrients Stocktake

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Every 12 weeks, Ballance Agri-Nutrients does a national stocktake of its massive stockpiles of fertiliser from Whangarei to Invercargill.

World Leading Technology

Previously, Harrison Grierson had undertaken the stocktakes using traditional laser scanners which, due to their size, and health and safety regulations, involved the sites being shut down while we were working.

However, thanks to our new technology – specifically the Leica BLK2GO – we’re now completing the job in less time, while delivering the same level of accuracy.  Most importantly, we’re minimising impact to site operations so the plant can keep operating.

Our BLK2GO is one of only four in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  It’s also the world’s smallest mobile mapping device.

The BLK2GO measures thousands of points per second as you go, and is highly effective, reducing the time that sites must be shut down for safety reasons. 

Josh Mason, our Technical Director – High-Definition Surveying, says HG uses the BLK2GO in supermarkets and warehouse survey jobs, as-builts, in office layouts and buildings, services inspections and general typography work.  He says it’s particularly suitable when you need to get in and out as fast as possible to prevent down time for the client.

About Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance is a New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative. Its core business was originally fertiliser manufacturing, supply, sales and advice. However, it has significantly expanded into agri-science and technology and is a leader in these areas. Read more at

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