Nippy’s unlikely to move into vacant Berri plant

Posted by Isobel Drake on 3rd February 2010

Nippy’s Juice is not expecting to move any production to the Berri plant in South Australia’s Riverland.

The site will soon be vacated by Berri owner National Foods, but Nippy’s believes the factory will require too much development to make it worthwhile.

Managing Director Jeff Knispell had been considering using the factory to consolidate some operations that are duplicated at their South Australian sites.

“From what I can gather there’s not going to be too much more than a building and some coldroom space for sale for some locals that might have use for that kind of facility,” Mr Knispell told the ABC.

Rumours of a purchase by Nippy’s were played down by the company in December as they admitted to merely a passing interest.

The site will close at the end of the financial year.