GrainCorp is a crucial food ingredients supplier to the southern hemisphere and operates three refineries and processing plants across Australia and New Zealand.
Our locations provide a range of bleaching, deodorising, hydrogenation, interesterification, fractionation and winterisation functions onsite.
Our West Footscray site also is one of the few food manufacturing sites in the southern hemisphere with a pilot plant where our team can reproduce full-scale samples under laboratory conditions. This allows our customers the ability to test and perfect their products before they go into full production.
Our manufacturing facilities are located in:
West Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Numurkah, Victoria, Australia
East Tamaki, New Zealand
Products are available in a range if formats including packed product, intermediate bulk containers and bulk. These predominantly include:
- Individual and blended soft and hard oils
- Bakery margarine and shortenings
- Table margarine and spreads
- Infant nutrition (formula)
Our team work closely with customers to develop tailored solutions by drawing on our product and technology expertise. This unrivalled level of customer services is supported by a sophisticated development and testiing facility, manufacturing flixibility and processing capability
With an extensive logistics network and flexible manufacturing footprint we can offer our customers a range of delivery solutions to meet their needs.
Our products can be purchased as packaged goods or in bulk. They are delivered in various conditions from chilled, tempered, heated and ambient temperature depending on their various requirements.
Packaged goods come in a variety of shapes sizes and formats from 250g tubs through to 1000L Pallecons.
We supply bulk oils and shortenings in road tankers, ISOtainers and Flexi–tainers direct from our fully accredited processing facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
Our History in New Zealand
Our site in East Tamaki has a long and proud history as a food manufacturing facility.
It was built in a rural location just outside of Auckland in the 1970s by the Dairy Board and a group of NZ Dairy Co-operatives. The factory reprocessed butter for export to the Middle East, as well as domestic and export margarine production.
Over time, the East Tamaki site as well as the city of Auckland have grown. The factory is now considered part of Auckland’s south-eastern suburbs, in the area previously known as Manukau City, which merged to become part of the new super-city of Auckland in 2010.
The factory received significant upgrades throughout the 1990s including the installation of a retail spreads plant, a batch plant and a complete overhaul of the refinery.
GrainCorp purchased the factory in 2012 and further expanded its capability in 2016 to include a continuous neutralisation plant, allowing the site to import crude soft oils.