Fruit and vegetable processing
Bought by Coca-Cola Amatil in 2005.
|SPC Ardmona Ltd||AUS||website|
| Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd
owns 100% of SPC Ardmona Ltd
| Coca-Cola Company
owns 30% of Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd
|SPC Ardmona Ltd|
|Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd|
This company won an award in 2013 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, large beverage company.
[Source 2013][More on Packaging]
Coca Cola Amatil is the main opposition to container deposit recycling legislation in Australia and around the world. Coca Cola's leadership in opposing container deposit schemes (CDS) has often stopped efforts by governments and community groups to advance this issue.
[Source 2013][More on Governance]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2011 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a TV ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2009][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $249,000 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2013][More on Politics]
Coca-Cola Amatil's new Mount Franklin 'Easy-Crush' plastic bottle was awarded the Australian Packaging Covenant Sustainability Award at the 2011 Australian Packaging Design Awards for a 'significant advance in environmental considerations'. The 'Easy Crush' bottle uses 35% less plastic than the previous Mount Franklin bottle and features increased crushability, use of post-consumer resin, and an increase in vertical load and stacking stability.
[Source 2011][More on Packaging]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business. Pacific Beverages is a joint venture between SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil, they additionally distribute SAB's imported beers and spirits, and have announced the building of a 500,000 hectolitre brewery at Warnervale, just outside Gosford, NSW.
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|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Subsidiaries||Henry Jones Foods Pty Ltd|
|Address||Andrew Fairley Avenue, Shepparton, VIC, 3630, Australia|
|Phone||03 9861 8900|
|Fax||03 9861 8911|
|Freecall||1800 805 168|
Products / BrandsSPC Ardmona
Ardmona Canned Fruit
Ardmona Pasta Sauce
Ardmona Canned Vegies/Beans
Goulburn Valley Canned Fruit
Henry Jones & Co Jam
Southern Cross Baked Beans/Spaghetti
SPC Baked Beans/Spaghetti
SPC Canned Fruit
SPC Canned Vegies/Beans
SPC Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Taylor's Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
Weight Watchers Canned Fruit
Weight Watchers Jam
Federal Cabinet rejects SPC Ardmona's bid for assistance
30th Jan 2014 — PC Ardmona's bid for $25 million in federal government assistance has been rejected by the federal cabinet. Coca-Cola Amatil, SPC's Australian-owned parent company, immediately responded, saying it has been forced to consider "alternative plans" for its Victorian plants. SPC Ardmona's bid for $25 million assistance has been turned down. SPC Ardmona's bid for $25 million assistance has been turned down. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane confirmed that the proposal, which was discussed by cabinet on Thursday, has been turned down. Mr Abbott said he thought cabinet's decision to reject the $25 million appeal "does set an important marker". He said businesses must understand that they needed responsibility for their own restructuring and survival. "This is a very very strong business," Mr Abbott said of Coca-Cola Amatil. Read more... [source]
Woolworths private label signs $7 million deal with SPC Ardmona
14th Aug 2013 — Supermarket giant Woolworths has signed a $7 million deal with troubled Australian food manufacturer SPC Ardmona. The deal will see apricots, peaches, apples and pears from Victoria's Goulburn Valley sold under the Woolworths Select brand. Woolworths said the deal with SPC Ardmona, which is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil, will move the supply of the supermarket's private label fruit from overseas to Australian-grown. [source]
Coca-Cola Amatil buys SPC Ardmona
25th Feb 2005 — In February 2005, Coca-Cola Amatil's acquisition of SPC Ardmona Pty Ltd was formallly completed. SPC Ardmona is Australia's largest producer of packaged fruit and operates 6 principal brands across the processed fruit, vegetables, jams and sauces markets. These brands are SPC, Ardmona, Goulburn Valley, IXL, Southern Cross and Taylor's. [source]