THE ARDMONA CANNERY (SPC ARDMONA)
THE STORY TOLD AS A TIMELINE

1921

Ardmona Fruit Products Co-Op Ltd. opens for business.

1926

Ardmona starts processing canned fruit.

1934

Ardmona celebrates the production of its one millionth case of fruit.

1939

Ardmona forms its first subsidiary company, Goulburn Valley Canners Pty Ltd.

1950

Working the canning machines.

1965

Granny Smith Apples first processed.

1971

Ardmona opens a multi-million dollar juice and paste concentrate plant.

1973

Ardmona commences tomato processing operations.

1976

Ardmona becomes the first processor in the world to recognise and satisfy the demand for fruit packed in natural juice, a move soon followed by other major manufacturers around the world.

1980

Goulburn Valley snack pack launched in ERCA format – a key development in deciduous fruit packaging technology.

1985

Ardmona is the first company to pack fruit in long life plastic tubs.

1990

Launch of Ardmona Rich & Thick Range.
In a world first SPC launches microwavable Beans & Spaghetti.

2002

SPC and Ardmona merge to become SPC Ardmona.

2004

SPC Ardmona establishes a production base in Spain.

2004

SPC Ardmona purchased Henry Jones IXL Plant in Kyabram.

2004

1 KG Fridge Pack & Natures Finest trialled in UK.

2005

Coca Cola Amatil acquires SPC Ardmona.

2006

After a major $15 million investment, the new National Distribution Centre opens in Shepparton.

2009

Steve Perkin appointed interim Managing Director.

2010

Vince Penneri appointed Managing Director.

2011

SPC Ardmona closes Mooroopna Factory.

2013

Peter Kelly appointed Managing Director.

2014

VIC Government provides $22 Million to support SPC Ardmona.

2014

SPC Ardmona launches Perfect Fruit 100% fruit soft serve.

2015

Reg Weine appointed Managing Director.

2015

Launch of Pro Vital range with easy peel packaging.

2016

New Tomato processing plant opened in Shepparton.

2016

Perfect Fruit trialled in India.

2018

SPC Ardmona enters Chinese market.

2018

IXL & Taylors brands considered for sale.

2018

Perfect Fruit launched in India , Japan & Indonesia.

2020

Name and Logo change to SPC.