SPC enters joint venture with German global giant DÖHLER

Posted by Media Release Agency on 17th June 2020

Iconic Australian food manufacturing brand, SPC, has announced a major joint venture partnership with Döhler of Germany. Döhler is one of the world’s most recognised producers, marketers and providers of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry.  SPC’s partnership with Döhler will support SPC’s global expansion plans and give Döhler a partner to expand its operation in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

The joint venture will jointly develop intellectual property here in Australia to deliver culinary experiences across the globe. The new Joint Venture business, Gourmet Ingredients Pty Ltd, will market and sell new products through Döhler’s extensive sales and distribution channels.

SPC Chair, Hussein Rifai, said: “The synergy of our two different companies ensures that we are bringing our expertise together to deliver products that global customers want to create food products of the future. Consumer palettes have become much more sophisticated over time and they expect consistency, high quality, natural and nutritional culinary experience.  For today’s consumer, food is now an adventure, and an experience.” 

Director for Doehler Australia, Peter Gates, said: “We have seen the innovation and change that the new leadership has brought to SPC. This partnership will provide us with the opportunity to work together to develop some very unique integrated solutions for the global market.  With SPC’s expertise in supply processing and manufacturing and Doehler’s experience in creating innovative ingredients systems, the joint venture is the perfect marriage to promote and create Australian grown agriculture raw materials intellectual property that can be sold to the world.”

SPC’s CEO, Robert Giles, said: “As we look to innovate and expand our offering, Döhler was a natural fit for us. They have worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including those borne from smaller countries like Australia. Döhler is widely recognised as a global leader in creating food solutions.  Their customers are who’s who in the global food industry. Together we will be able to deliver to global consumers technology driven natural ingredients solutions.”

For Australian manufacturing, the joint venture will mean greater support for local industry, the ability to develop and market intellectual property globally, and to innovate beyond core produce. SPC’s focus is on establishing the business as a successful global agribusiness, which in turn supports its employees, growers and the local community. 

Mr Rifai explained: “There is no better way to ensure food manufacturing security than to follow our business strategy which is to become a global player in food production.  With the right support and partners like Döhler, if you think globally, you can take our Australian innovation to the world.”