The Kuisine Company
Frozen foods
Producers of frozen prepared meals and finger-foods. Supplier to Australian supermarkets and the food service industry. SPC bought a majority stake in 2020.

Overall

Owned AUS
Rating B
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Kuisine Company Pty Ltd
AUS
SPC Global Ltd
owns 51% of Kuisine Company Pty Ltd
AUS
Fruit processors
SPC was established in 1917 as the Shepparton Preserving Company, becoming SPC Ardmona in 2002 after merging with Ardmona. Coca-Cola Amatil bought the company in 2005, and sold it in June 2019 for $40 million to private equity backed Shepparton Partners Collective, a joint venture backed by Australian private equity firms Perma Funds Management and The Eights. Entered a joint venture with German global giant Dohler in 2020. Acquired PomLife and a majority stake in The Kuisine Company in 2020. Took on additional investors in 2022, including the sale and leaseback of the flagship SPC property in Shepparton to Charter Hall.

Company Assessment

Kuisine Company Pty Ltd
Information
In 2012 this company received a $499,999 grant from the Australian Government's $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Program, which helps manufacturers reduce their energy bills. The money was used to replace the blast freezer system with an industrial spiral freezer system using ammonia refrigerant, reducing energy consumption.
SPC Global Ltd
Praise
This company received the highest packaging performance level of 5 (Beyond Best Practice) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2024)
Information
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
Human Rights Law Centre's 2022 report, "Broken Promises: Two years of corporate reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 92 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia. Modern slavery statements are analysed to see if they comply with the mandatory reporting requirements, identify or disclose obvious modern slavery risks, and demonstrate effective actions to address risks. This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a rating in the 31-40% range. The average score was 44% and the highest score was 89%.

Company Details

Type:
Private company
Employees:
100+ (2020)

Contact Details

Address:
37 Bromley Rd, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750, Australia
Phone:
02 4735 8200
Website:
www.kuisine.com.au

Products / Brands

The Kuisine Company
Simply Special Finger Food
Street Eats Frozen Meals/Pizza
The Good Meal Co Frozen Meals/Pizza