Australia and New Zealand dairy manufacturer Keytone Dairy Corporation has announced the completion of a $2.5 million expansion of its state of the art snacking and bar product manufacturing plant in Prestons, Sydney.
The upgrade of the plant followed the acquisition of AusConfec’s assets, and will produce multi-layered protein bars, cereal bars and fitness bars, as well as snacks including fudge, confectionary, bites and protein balls.
The expansion, completed in August, complements the company’s local dairy businesses, including its Melbourne Omniblend contract manufacturing of dry powder and ready to drink health and wellness based products.
Supported by a federal government manufacturing modernisation grant, manufacturing will begin in September with an order book ahead of expectations of $2 million.
Keytone CEO Danny Rotman said customer response validated the company’s move to round out its production capabilities.
Rotman said: “This plant has some exciting capabilities and in-market firsts in Australia for bars and snacking for the benefit of our own proprietary brands and those of our clients.
“The sales pipeline and interest for the plant is much larger than the company had initially anticipated and we expect further new orders and client wins in the near term.”
Keytone Dairy’s products are available in Woolworths, Metro Petroleum and EzyMart in Australia, Pak’nSave in New Zealand, and Metro and LianHua in China and online on ecommerce platforms such as JD.com and Tmall.com
Picture: Keytone Dairy
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