THE ARDMONA CANNERY (SPC ARDMONA)
THE STORY TOLD AS A TIMELINE
Ardmona Fruit Products Co-Op Ltd. opens for business.
Ardmona starts processing canned fruit.
Ardmona celebrates the production of its one millionth case of fruit.
Ardmona forms its first subsidiary company, Goulburn Valley Canners Pty Ltd.
Working the canning machines.
Granny Smith Apples first processed.
Ardmona opens a multi-million dollar juice and paste concentrate plant.
Ardmona commences tomato processing operations.
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.
Goulburn Valley snack pack launched in ERCA format – a key development in deciduous fruit packaging technology.
Ardmona is the first company to pack fruit in long life plastic tubs.
Launch of Ardmona Rich & Thick Range.
In a world first SPC launches microwavable Beans & Spaghetti.
SPC and Ardmona merge to become SPC Ardmona.
SPC Ardmona establishes a production base in Spain.
SPC Ardmona purchased Henry Jones IXL Plant in Kyabram.
1 KG Fridge Pack & Natures Finest trialled in UK.
Coca Cola Amatil acquires SPC Ardmona.
After a major $15 million investment, the new National Distribution Centre opens in Shepparton.
Steve Perkin appointed interim Managing Director.
Vince Penneri appointed Managing Director.
SPC Ardmona closes Mooroopna Factory.
Peter Kelly appointed Managing Director.
VIC Government provides $22 Million to support SPC Ardmona.
SPC Ardmona launches Perfect Fruit 100% fruit soft serve.
Reg Weine appointed Managing Director.
Launch of Pro Vital range with easy peel packaging.
New Tomato processing plant opened in Shepparton.
Perfect Fruit trialled in India.
SPC Ardmona enters Chinese market.
IXL & Taylors brands considered for sale.
Perfect Fruit launched in India , Japan & Indonesia.
Name and Logo change to SPC.