Australian fruit processor SPC has announced the opening of its new snack production line in Victoria using state of the art technology that will dramatically improve quality and can produce any of SPC’s food products in a snack cup format, already launched into retail stores.
The maker of Ardmona, Goulburn Valley, SPC, IXL and Henry Jones foods has in recent years launched new kid’s fruit snack products and packaging, and in December, launched its Perfect Fruit fruit desserts.
The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews and SPC’s management team officially announced last week the successful delivery of the first stage of the company’s $100 million investment program.
“Today we celebrate the completion of our new snack line. The $100 million co-investment between our parent company Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian Government, has been put to work to drive new product innovation,” said SPC chief financial officer James Harvey.
“We thank Premier Andrews and his team, who have been unwavering in their support for SPC. They have played a critical role in assisting us with our transformation plans and helping to secure the company’s future in the Goulburn Valley.”
SPC’s incoming managing director, Reg Weine, said he was excited by the opportunities ahead. “Our $100 million investment program will continue to build SPC’s capability and capacity as we transition to a modern branded food business,” he said.
“Importantly, it allows us to deliver product and packaging innovation, efficiency and productivity improvements and extend the brand as we enter new channels and markets.”
Parent company Cocoa-Cola Amatil said in February that SPC had commenced investment in the three year $100 million program with $15 million invested in assets including a high speed snack line and perfect fruit machines.