Australian frozen dessert and beverage manufacturer, Frosty Boy Australia, says a new plant has doubled its production capacity to the equivalent of two million serves of soft serve ice cream a day in less than a year.
The company, which makes powder bases to create products such as vanilla soft serve, frozen yoghurt, frappes, slushies, and hot drinks, is poised to officially open a brand new plant based at Yatala, Queensland.
According to Frosty Boy, its new plant, which is located north of the Gold Coast, brings its manufacturing processes in line with the best in the world.
The company says it sourced the latest state-of-the-art equipment from Australia and Germany, and the plant extends across 6,000 square metres and houses two production lines.
Over the past 14 years, Frosty Boy has maintained an average compound growth of 18 percent per year, and the company now distributes product to 48 countries with export representing 75 percent of sales, according to Frosty Boy CEO, Dirk Pretorius.
“To sustain this growth over the years, Frosty Boy continuously invested in new systems and its people. The relocation to Yatala continues this investment into our growth and we’re looking forward to a successful future,” Pretorius says.
He says the company had outgrown its Loganholme site. In contrast, capacity was now sitting at 60 percent at Yatala, meaning Frosty Boy was in a position to grow further.
“The new facility will translate into greater benefits for Frosty Boy’s clients and support our continued growth in new and existing markets.”
The new plant was designed and built by Gold Coast-based AP Constructions, includes an expanded facility for research and development and a larger laboratory for product development and quality testing.
“The plant’s manufacturing process is now entirely computer controlled, from the measurement of raw material, through to the latest robotic technology used for packing, wrapping and palletising,” Pretorius says.
“Our focus remains on ensuring our clients receive top-quality products and with computer controlled systems, this ensures precision and accuracy.”
The new factory will be officially opened on Wednesday.