Proform Foods, owners of the plant-based meat brand MEET, have today opened their new plant-based meat manufacturing facility. Located north of Sydney, the facility has the capacity to produce a significant 5,000 tonnes of plant-based meat per year.

CEO and cofounder Matt Dunn said that the new facility is the culmination of 15 years of work with his father Stephen Dunn and in collaboration with the CSIRO on research and development.

“We already supply our MEET products as an ingredient in a lot of well-known brands already on the shelves, and we also have products in restaurants, cafes and independent grocers,” he said. “We’ve seen extraordinary growth in the last 12 months … we’re just scratching the surface in terms of food and retail.”

The company hopes to build on its success in the Australian market by exporting to nearby markets. “The focus will be Asia first, then the US and Europe. Once we get to the point where it’s an appropriate time to jump across, we’ll set up manufacturing there too,” Mr Dunn said.

READ MORE: New plant-based meat factory to produce 5000 tonnes a year [Australian Financial Review]