Consumers the world over are recognising the nutritional benefits of eating almonds regularly.
The versatile little superfood can be used to help improve heart health, lower cholesterol, reduce weight, improve brain function and sports recovery. It can be found along virtually every aisle of the supermarket and on menus at breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply as a tasty snack.
Almondco Australia commenced as a grower co-operative in 1944 with almonds being grown around the southern and northern plains of Adelaide. With 'almonds' being an early settler in South Australia, the industry evolved and expanded along the Murray river system, lifting production and product exposure to the tree nut.
In the early 1990's the almond growers understanding the need for additional capacity and supply chain value embarked on building a new world class dedicated almond processing facility at Renmark in South Australia's Riverland region.
Officially opened in 1994, Co-operative Almond Producers then became known as Almondco Australia Limited.
Almondco processes and markets the crops of 85% of all Australian almond growers. The company's export program in 2015-16 involved supplying customers in almost 40 countries around the world and generated the highest grower returns since the company was established in 1944. A marketing strategy that had an emphasis on food safety and capitalised on a lower Australian dollar and a rising world price, saw the company increase export sales revenue by 60% and contribute to a turnover of more than $260 million.
The company developed the Almondco Pure range which provided retailers and growers with a no-risk high value natural product. This multi-million dollar Almondco Pure investment in technology was an instant success and the latest example of the company's ongoing commitment to pioneering new industry standards and forging a point of difference.
Almondco Australia is a stunning example of a regionally based business that seeks to not only compete on the world stage but to be an industry leader.
Almondco was named the South Australian Exporter of the Year at the 2016 Business SA Export Awards
, as well as winning the Regional Exporter Award.
To discover more about Almondco Australia, visit www.almondco.com.au/