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Largest potato packing facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere opens in Australia

Australian potato supplier, the Pye Group officially opened the largest potato packing facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere on Tuesday, as Adam McCleery reports for foodmag.com.au.

Operating under one roof, the $45million 15,000 sqm warehouse has been equipped with the finest quality world best machinery which has doubled its production capacity (from 22 tonne an hour to 45 tonne an hour), delivering the highest quality controls, and minimising waste.

Pye Group director, Mark Pye said the multi-million project, which has taken 18 months to complete, was a critical investment for its brands Parilla Premium Potatoes and Zerella Fresh as demand soared in recent months.

The Pye Group employs more than 350 people and, in recent months, has overseen the construction of 27 Selecta homes to welcome workers and their families to the region as a place to live, work and foster new career paths.

Source: foodmag.com.au. Read the full story here
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