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Birch & Waite launches new Australian factory with breakthrough technology

Birch & Waite has launched its new, $13.5 million factory in Revesby, including an Australian-first Shaking Retort. It is the first commercial sized machine of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

The family-owned company is an Australian food manufacturer employing over 100 staff at its Marrickville factory, with the new site creating up to 45 full time jobs.

Containing high speed packaging machines and state of the art equipment, the site is set to drive over $20 million in growth for the business. A $4 million turnover is predicted for it’s first year of operation, which will focus on the firm’s specialty health range, sachet packing and processing.

“The new technology allows for a higher vitamin retention and lower salt use, while retaining a superior taste with a longer shelf life and no preservatives,” explains David Charles, general manager of Birch & Waite. “High pH sauces that contain fresh ingredients will keep their full flavour, nutritional value and freshness thanks to the quick thermal cooking process it allows. The end results are products that taste as if a chef has just created them.”

Alongside premium batch products for consumers and professional chefs, the new site has provided Birch & Waite the ability to develop and bring to market a new range of Thickened Liquid health products for those suffering from dysphagia– a disorder that causes difficulty, or inability to swallow.

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