Youfoodz to build new production facility in Qld
Youfoodz has finalised arrangements for a new production facility to be built at its Berrinba Logistics Estate in Queensland.
LOGOS Property Group (LOGOS) will manage the construction of the custom-built 13,700 m2 facility in Berrinba, which will bring together Youfoodz’ three existing production sites, as well as its marketing, administration and distribution locations, all under one roof.
The facility is designed to increase production capacity from the current, capacity-constrained 420,000 meals per week to 800,000 per week — increasing to 1.5 million meals per week in time. It will also increase raw material demand from 160 tonnes processed per week to 350 tonnes and higher over time, which is set to benefit local primary producers who provide approximately 90% of ingredients.
Youfoodz CEO Lance Giles said: “This is a significant project in the evolution of Youfoodz, which is expected to deliver considerable benefits to the company, our employees, customers and suppliers. Once commissioned, the new facility will materially increase our capacity for growth, improve efficiency, deliver world-class food and employee safety, and achieve improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability through a modern purpose-built design. And in bringing all our Brisbane-based employees under one roof, we expect significant employee culture and collaboration benefits.”
LOGOS has experience in developing food and logistics facilities in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia. LOGOS’ Head of Australia & New Zealand Darren Searle said he was looking forward to delivering the purpose-built facility. “We are delighted to be partnering with Youfoodz on this important project,” he said.
The facility will be built with new equipment, streamlined food handling processes and industry-leading food safety standards. It will also include a full menu development kitchen, photography studio, offices, meeting spaces and training rooms.
Completion of the build is expected between July and September 2022.
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