• CEO Ben Woodhouse accepting the award.
    CEO Ben Woodhouse accepting the award.
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The exceptional growth of dairy ingredients supplier Maxum Foods has seen it named Business Services Growth Company of the Year at the Australian Growth Company Awards.

Maxum Foods, which supplies and manufactures dairy ingredients to the food, health and animal nutrition industries, was founded in 2003 and has grown from a $2.7 million to a $150 million company.

Ben Woodhouse and Dustin Boughton started the company in 2003 after spotting a gap in the dairy supply chain.

“We knew that small to medium-sized food manufacturers usually order dairy ingredients for delivery the next day. What we found was that some multi-nationals and even distributors were slow to move to accommodate these customers,” Woodhouse said.

“They were missing a big niche and were letting customers down. That really made us start the bones of Maxum Foods – to add a level of service to not only help customers but also the big suppliers, too.”

The company says that adding this level of value to the dairy supply chain has enabled it to achieve year-on-year growth since its inception.

“Our rapid growth over the past 15 years has been propelled by a mantra of making life easy for our customers plus a lot of hard work and commitment. We now have over 100 years of collective dairy experience and our worldwide reputation is based on an unwavering commitment to dairy, a unique internal culture, and exceptional customer service” Woodhouse said.

The Australian Growth Company Awards celebrate excellence in the mid-market, specifically recognising high rates of growth, as well as innovation, integrity, contribution to community and sustainable growth.