In 2009, we purchased established foodservice business, Niceicle Supreme Frozen Foods and shortly thereafter we purchased another well-known national food brand, Bay Seafoods.
In 2010, we built our own factory on our farm in Gembrook and re-located Niceicle and Bay Seafoods to our Gembrook location. Expanding the farm to also develop a manufacturing and production arm was a major initiative and in the last five years we have grown substantially.
Since then, we have been investing heavily into new equipment that deliver production efficiencies. As a result we have seen a dramatic reduction in the waste of raw material of up to 80%.
By co-locating our farming and manufacturing businesses, we have a leaner operation with minimal transport and packaging requirements. It also provides us with greater quality control and less handling which are all benefits for our customers.
Our factory is HACCP-certified. This means that our food production processes follow the strictest standards from start to finish, producing exceptional quality frozen foods for the Australian market.
More recently, we have been recognised by our local community for our outstanding achievements in manufacturing and have been named as a finalist for Agriculture and Food Business of the Year in the Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2015.