The construction of the new 13,700 square meter Youfoodz facility in Berrinba, Queensland will bring together its three production sites as well as marketing, administration and distribution.
The new energy-saving and environmentally friendly installation:
- greatly increases production capacity;
- increase the demand for raw materials from 160 tons processed per week to 550 tons and more over time, which will benefit local primary producers who supply approximately 90% of the ingredients; and
- to provide world-class food safety and employees through the application of advanced technologies and purpose-built design.
Streamlined food handling processes and industry-leading food safety standards will allow the site to have a split-level office structure, containing a mix of structured and flexible work areas, a gym fully equipped, lockers with showers, full menu development kitchen, photography studio, meeting spaces and training rooms.
The site also offers the opportunity to further support Australian producers and suppliers with enhanced capabilities including a 24/7 cooking system and the ability to cook 550 tonnes of produce per week.
Youfoodz founder and CEO Lance Giles said the site was due for completion in October.
The Berrinba logistics hub is in an established industrial area, which takes advantage of the main motorway networks providing access to the main metropolitan areas.
The Youfoodz facility will include food coolers and freezers as well as food processing equipment and will be built to Youfoodz standard specifications and LOGOS, which are above market quality with key features with key ESG initiatives embedded in the facility design.
Wiley manages all aspects of construction, including design, process engineering and construction.
Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner said as Australia’s fastest growing capital, Brisbane was attractive for new investment.
“As Australia’s fastest growing capital, Brisbane is brimming with opportunities for businesses, investors and talent,” said Schrinner.
“Youfoodz’s world-class manufacturing facility is a testament to what’s possible when local businesses in Brisbane attract new investment and collaborate with strong partners.”
The Brisbane Economic Development Agency has helped Youfoodz grow and we look forward to working with other businesses to mirror this success,” said Schrinner.