Previously owned by The Kellogg Company, the currently vacant 25,000sqm site in Wyong Shire will shortly undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment, and provide an extension to Tip Top’s existing bakery and distribution network.
The site is expected to bring up to a 100 new jobs to the community in the coming years.
Andrew Cummings, MD, Tip Top Bakeries, says the acquisition is part of broader expansion plans for the company.
“At a time when so many food companies are consolidating and closing sites, we are delighted to be adding to our bakery network and working to fulfill our ambition to become the leading bakery company in Australia and New Zealand”.
“Tip Top is already a key employer in New South Wales and a strong contributor to its economy – we take great pride in this. The Charmhaven site will be a complementary addition to our existing network and this exciting multi-million dollar investment will ensure we continue to produce and deliver the highest quality product, daily across Australia,” Cummings added.
Wyong Shire Council Mayor, Doug Eaton, congratulated Tip Top on the purchase of the site and expansion plans in the area.
“Having a well-recognised company like Tip Top invest millions of dollars to expand its operations here is a big tick of approval for the Shire. This investment is recognition of the strategic position of the Central Coast to enable food and beverage companies to produce and distribute their products“ he said.
The latest acquisition brings the number of Tip Top manufacturing facilities in NSW to four, with a further 11 plants across Australia.