Factory expansions set to bring more zest to Kenilworth St
ONE of Warwick's largest employers is hoping to squeeze more out of its factory with major expansions at the Grove Juice processing plant on Kenilworth St moving another step closer to fruition.
A development application before Southern Downs Regional Council outlines designs for a 1,784sqm extension that will see the company produce an extra 4 million litres of delicious juice each year.
The expansions will allow for the company to store more whole fruit and finished juice products on site.
"This will greatly improve the efficiencies of the site by reducing the double handling and associated truck movement,” the application states.
Should the plans be approved, storage costs will also be reduced.
Currently, the factory in Warwick churns through more than 300,000 fresh oranges and 180,000 apples every day.
Grove Juice is one of the largest Australian family-owned juice processors in the country and employs over 100 staff.
The company established its factory in Warwick's Industrial Estate in 2011, a site which was hand-picked for its proximity to Stanthorpe's Apple Orchard and to Brisbane.
Its products are found in supermarkets and cafes across the country.