The Australian Vinegar Corporate Head Office and Innovation Centre was officially opened last month by the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Located in the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate, the new vinegar facility—completed after four years of design, development and construction—brings the very best of world standard vinegar making to Queensland.
The new centre incorporates the most modern vinegar technology currently available for vinegar research and development and commercial production.
“It was a long build with more than the usual amount of hurdles to overcome, but we wanted it done right the first time and we were determined to stay in Stanthorpe because of its location and beneficial cost of doing business here,” Australian Vinegar CEO Ian Henderson said.
“We didn’t just build what we need now; we built what we need to grow our business for the next 10 or more years. We are proudly a regional company and have built to stay.”
What has been completed thus far are stages one and two of a five-stage, campus-style master development for the site.
“There is more to come but for now we are taking our new facility out for a spin and seeing what we can do with it,” Henderson said. “The new, much larger facility, has unlocked even more of our company’s potential.”