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Queensland has a diverse industry known for producing high-quality, safe and nutritious beverages at competitive prices.

The state also has many supply chain advantages for beverage manufacturers, including breweries, wine producers and non-alcoholic drinks makers.

Major companies operating in the Brisbane market include Asahi (Schweppes), Coca-Cola Amatil, Fosters Group (Carlton United Breweries), Kirin (Lion) and Lactalis (Parmalat).

Smaller players unique to Queensland include Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Statis Beverages, Frucor Beverages, Liquid Specialty Beverages and Sunshine Coast Beverages.

As the closest major Australian east coast capital city to Asia and home to the Port of Brisbane, one of Australia’s fastest-growing container ports, Brisbane is well placed to cater to the growing demands of the Asia Pacific market for the secure supply of high-quality, high-value beverage products.

Supported by the city’s world-class research and education facilities, Brisbane offers food and beverage product manufacturers a talented labour pool plus access to the latest food technology and innovation research.

 

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Packaging News

Global metal packaging manufacturer Jamestrong opened a new $15 million, future-proofed, can making facility in Auckland, New Zealand last night, catering to the burgeoning infant formula market. PKN was there.

Full year results for packaging giant Orora have with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) up 4 per cent to $217m, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 3.7 per cent higher to $335.2m and earnings per share (EPS) up 3.7 per cent to 18 cents per share.

Pact Group has cited the drought, weaker demand from the agri and food & beverage sectors, and higher raw material and energy costs as contributing to the FY19 loss.