Australian dairy company Maxum Foods has been named one of Australia’s fastest-growing SMEs, ranking 35th on the 2018 Smart50 list.
SmartCompany published the list of Australia’s 50 fastest-growing SMEs in the 2017-18 financial year ranked by their average annual revenue growth over the past three years.
Maxum Foods CEO Ben Woodhouse said that to be placed in the Smart50 list is such an “outstanding result” for the company.
“This is the second award we’ve received this year recognising our company’s growth within the Australian market. I couldn’t be prouder of the Maxum Foods team and it’s a great way to finish 2018.”
The food company was also named ‘Business Services’ Growth Company of the Year at the ‘Australian Growth Company Awards’ in October. In 2003, Maxum Foods had two employees servicing five customers in Australia and and sold 600 tonnes of dairy per year with a total revenue of $2.7 million recorded. Now the company is selling 35,000 tonnes of dairy per year and recorded a total revenue of $150 million for 2018.
“We’ll it’s simple, essentially we are a convenient one-stop-shop for everything dairy, we deliver what our customers want, when they want it. We exist to make the life of a dairy buyer as easy as possible. Plus, we take our level of customer service one step further by providing technical support to help our customers use the most functional and cost-effective dairy ingredients for their processing applications. As we have grown over the past 15 years, we have intentionally kept our business management structure flat and fit for purpose,” said Woodhouse.
“Finally, it goes without saying that having a strong, unified company culture pays dividends. Our company culture is what has shaped our brand identity and firmly positioned ourselves in the market. Within Maxum Foods we have a fun-loving culture which also focuses on living a healthy lifestyle. After all, to produce our best we must be healthy. We provide every opportunity and
encourage all our staff to be physically active, fit and healthy. This fun-loving culture transpires into the customer service we provide. We have a well-known reputation in our industry for being easy and fun to work with, the result being we now have several long-term happy customers,” concluded Woodhouse.