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Naturli’ Foods opens alt-meat manufacturing facility in Sydney

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European alt-meat and alt-dairy company Naturli’ Foods has opened a manufacturing facility in Sydney’s North Rocks in partnership with Botany Group. 

The two companies said Australia is the third-fastest growing vegan market worldwide with consumer spending on plant-based meats projected to reach $3 billion by the year 2030.

The joint venture will manufacture Naturli’ plant-based mince along with the company’s plant-based burgers, Chick’n Style mince and a range of other products for sale in supermarkets nationwide. 

Botany Group CEO Anthony Manassen said that the decision to manufacture Naturli’ products in Australia aligned with a shared commitment of the two companies to sustainability. 

“The global pandemic has caused major disruptions to international supply chains – and those repercussions are still being felt. The decision to produce Naturli’ goods here in Sydney will keep our supply chains local and will help to future-proof our business. It also means that Australian consumers can enjoy innovative plant-based products with a smaller carbon footprint,” he said. 

The North Rocks location is a vegan manufacturing facility with much of the equipment originating from Denmark.

“Given restrictions on global travel, our experts here in Denmark made video calls to Australia, providing instructions for the installation and operation of our machinery,” said Henrik Lund, CEO of Naturli’ Foods.

Naturli’ Foods was established in 1988 to deliver quality plant-based foods that can be prepared and enjoyed like traditional chicken and beef. The present range of meat alternatives is largely based on pea protein. The company sells its products across Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Germany, the UK and now Australia.

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