June 15, 2017

Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years of manufacturing in Melbourne.

Maltra Foods is one of the largest powdered-food manufacturers in Australia, supplying the foodservice and retail markets with high-quality powdered and dry blended products.

On 2nd of June Maltra Foods celebrated its 20th year of manufacturing in Melbourne, attended by Maltra Foods suppliers, staff & Federal MP for Chisholm Julia Banks. The celebration began with a factory tour, enjoying some Maltra Foods products in the R&D lab followed by speeches and birthday cake.

“A 100 per cent Australian business, Maltra Foods was founded by Greg and Anna Eydlish in Melbourne in 1997 and began with a drinking-chocolate focus,” said Jack Eydlish, Maltra Foods Vice President of Sales. “I do remember in the early days, my father Greg juggled many roles, from master blender, to research and developer, to procurement officer, while my mother Anna was the packer and grew to become the office administrator.”

Maltra foods started in St Kilda back in 1997 with 6 employees in a 300 sqm factory. In 2001, Maltra Foods moved to 900sqm factory spread over 9 buildings in M0orabbin. To meet the growing demand, company moved to current purpose-built 6,550sqm site in Clayton. The site packs 70 metric tonnes of powder every day and is claimed to have the fastest canning line in the southern hemisphere. Maltra Foods has grown substantially, evolving from a hand-manufacturer to the operator of some of the most sophisticated packaging and blending equipment in Australia.

Maltra Foods manufactures its own branded products – including Arkadia Beverages and GreenSpoon Stevia Sweetener – as well as having comprehensive contract-manufacturing capabilities. Arkadia Beverages crafted and blended in Melbourne, produces chai tea, drinking chocolate, frappés, and soft serves, suited to both cafés and at home experiences.

“Maltra Foods continues to support the local economy through recruitment of new staff and with further engagement with local university’s and business partners we hope to continue growing the manufacturing industry,” said Roman Eydlish, Maltra Foods Operation Manager.

Maltra Foods General Manager Henri Kalisse said “We’ve taken Arkadia and Maltra to the world. We are here to serve our customers, and the fact that they support what we produce, means the world to us. We are 20 years young, but our plans are for the future. Greg and Anna are investing in the future. This year, we plan to bring out new products and new innovation not yet seen in Australia.”

Creating Australia’s favourite taste for over 20 years.

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