Mondelēz gives cracker business a $25m boost
One of Australia’s largest food manufacturers, Mondelēz International, has opened a new $13m packaging line at its Gourmet Food manufacturing facility — which is part of a $25 million investment by Mondelēz International since acquiring the business in 2021.
The packaging line is designed to increase production of the Olina’s Bakehouse Artisan crackers range by 35%, unlock additional export opportunities and drive further demand for Australian sourced ingredients.
Bevan Tippett, Managing Director of Gourmet Food, said, “This investment demonstrates our belief in Gourmet Food and our commitment to making an exceptional range of biscuits and premium crackers that delight consumers.
“The investment will increase the production of our prominent Olina’s Artisan range by a third, as we meet growing local and export demand. Already, 20% of our volumes are exported overseas, and this investment will equip us to explore and capture opportunities to showcase our Australian-made products to the world.”
Already operational, the packaging line is powered by 100% renewable electricity. Gourmet Food has joined Mondelēz International’s Victorian renewable power purchase agreement with Pacific Blue Retail (formerly Tango Energy).
The initiative will reduce the carbon footprint from the facility by 44% (against a 2023 baseline) and complement Mondelēz International’s Ringwood and Scoresby factories already powered by renewable electricity.
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