Danish company Naturli’ Foods has opened a local manufacturing facility in Australia, through a co-manufacturing agreement with Australian food distributor Botany Group. Naturli’ plant-based meat products have been on Australia supermarket shelves since 2020.
The move supports both companies’ commitment to sustainability, with Botany Group CEO Anthony Manassen saying: “The global pandemic has caused major disruptions to international supply chains – and those repercussions are still being felt. The decision to produce Naturli’ goods here in Sydney will keep our supply chains local and will help to future-proof our business. It also means that Australian consumers can enjoy innovative plant-based products with a smaller carbon footprint.”
The agreement will see Naturli’ products including plant-based mince, burgers, and chick’n produced at Botany Group’s facility in North Rocks in Sydney’s Hills district, using specialised equipment from Denmark. “Given restrictions on global travel, our experts here in Denmark made video calls to Australia, providing instructions for the installation and operation of our machinery,” said Henrik Lund, CEO of Naturli’ Foods.
Naturli’ Foods was established in 1988 with an aim to produce plant-based foods that can be prepared and enjoyed in the same way as conventional chicken or beef. The Naturli range of meat and dairy alternatives is also sold in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Germany, the UK.
READ MORE: Naturli’ Foods opens alt-meat manufacturing facility in Sydney [Inside FMCG]
READ MORE IN ATLERNATIVE PROTEINS: Food Frontier News