The Arnott’s Group is expanding its New Zealand presence, announcing the construction of a multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility in Avondale, West Auckland.
The site will focus on premium savoury entertaining products. CEO George Zoghbi said the group looked forward to re-opening a designated Arnott’s facility.
The group acquired premium cracker company 180degrees in 2021 as its first step in growing its market share in New Zealand and establish itself as a regional powerhouse.
Arnott’s Group New Zealand lead Mike Cullerne said the news was a “significant victory” for the country’s food manufacturing industry and was a vote of confidence.
“We’re confident the new site, fitted with state-of-the-art machinery, will become a true hub of food innovation and a market leader for new product development,” he says.
Co-founder of 180degrees Nigel Cranston says it is the full realisation of the brand’s ambitions.
“We started 180degrees 21years ago with a small range of handmade biscuits and a small but loyal following. Today, together with The Arnott’s Group, we’ve been able to grow our consumer base and continue to create products jam packed with the character and flavour that has always epitomised who we are,” Cranston says.