Kombucha maker Remedy Drinks has signed an agreement with property group Goodman to build a new fermentary site in Dandenong South, Victoria.
According to the company, the move will help consolidate production and operations and streamline its supply chain without compromising the quality of its traditional small-batch brewing process.
Founded by Sarah and Emmet Condon in 2012, the brewery has since outgrown three production facilities. It makes all of its drinks in-house following a traditional long-aged fermentation process that brews out the sugar while including live cultures, tea polyphenols, and organic acids.
Condon says the new fermentary was designed to fulfil forecasted demand next ten years, expanding the range of products and packaging and factoring in the company’s growth targets.
“We’re damn proud for Remedy to have become a staple in so many households around the world, but we know there are still plenty more people out there to convert,” he said. “The move to this new site will help us do that.”
Due to be completed by next May, the 18,268 sqm site – the equivalent of two MCG footy fields – targets a 5-star Green Star “Australian Excellence” rating. Key sustainability features include a 1.1-megawatt solar-powered system and rainwater harvesting for appropriate grey (domestic) water use.
According to Condon, taking on this project was a big step for the company and credited Dylan O’ Donell, MD of LPC Cresa, for providing professional advice and representation critical to the success.
“Remedy had a strong vision for this project from the outset, and to see it now coming to fruition is hugely satisfying,” said O’Donnell
“It has been a privilege to work with Remedy and be a part of their journey,”
Remedy is currently the largest kombucha producer in Australia and New Zealand and the third-largest globally, with international expansion underway across the US, UK, Canada, and Asia.