AUSTRALIA – Multivac, a leading global provider of packaging solutions for food has leased a new building complex, the Yatala Building, to boost its sales and logistics capacity in Queensland.

The new building is situated just 2km from the last location and close to the M1 motorway, which connects the Gold Coast to Brisbane.

“Here we are in the heartland of Australian cattle farming and beef processing. That means for us a quick route to our most important customers,” says Andrew Hutchison, Managing Director at MULTIVAC Australia.

In order to remain flexible and have the new premises available as quickly as possible, the decision was made to lease a building rather than to build a completely new one.

Providing an area of 1,200 m², the new location offers three times as much space as the previous complex.

The offices and production workspaces are equipped to the latest standards in a uniform and attractive design.

The storage capacity has been increased from 93 to 520 pallet places – space enough not only to store spare parts for packaging machines and other line modules but also to stock a wide variety of films and other packaging materials.

According to the firm, the physical area of operation for the subsidiary in Queensland is very widespread to meet the growing requirement in particular for sustainable packaging solutions in the Australian market.

“We service a huge area with a total length of around 2,000 km. In addition to this, we also serve customers in the Northern Territory, a fairly sparsely populated region of the country,” explained the Managing Director.

“But it doesn’t matter, where our machines are installed and used, all our customers can rely at all times on our professional service and delivery reliability.”

With its vast portfolio of PaperBoard materials, the firm is capable of meeting the demand for sustainable packaging.

The thermoforming packaging machines and tray sealers from MULTIVAC are perfectly capable of handling paper fiber-based packaging designs without any issues.

Multivac Australia managing director Andrew Hutchison believes that the sausage processing industry will continue to grow because many small butcher shops in Queensland’s coastal region process 500kg or more of sausages each week.

The chamber machine industry has additional potential for packaging convenience foods like meatballs or burgers as well as fresh meat.

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