Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Marmite Progress Update | Getting ready for DA inspection

[Earlier updates had suggested the Marmite production line would be recommissioned in October/November. Sanitarium are not currently committing to a date for production.]

Progress Update | Getting ready for DA inspection

The rebuilding and restoration of our Marmite factory continues and we thank everyone for their patience. While we are approaching the time period when we will be able to recommence bulk stock production, the journey thus far has taught us that being in a position to commence production again is far more complicated and time consuming than anyone could have anticipated. As soon as we are confident around a relaunch date, we will be happy to share that with you.

At this stage, good progress is being made at our Christchurch Marmite plant. We almost have all the food grade wall and floor finishes completed. Electrical cabling for lighting and data, as well as final plumbing, is still being installed. It is only a few weeks ago that we were able to switch off the generator and have regular power at the site, which is great progress.

We’ve booked council to do a Development Application (DA) inspection and sign-off by the end of November. This will be a major milestone as the building will then be safe and ready to use.

Once we have sign off we will be able to run water through the production pipes to check the seals and pipes for the functionality of each part of the plant. If all goes well, we can then start making bulk stock. The bulk stock then has to be blended to achieve our unique Marmite flavour that Kiwi's love. The next step will be to pack stock to get back on shelf.

So until some of the above uncertainties are known, we can't give a date for Marmite being on shelf. Be sure to stay connected to our Facebook page for more updates on our progress over the next number of weeks.

[Photo]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Auckland Port Study: Port To Ship Out – No Departure Date

Interest groups in Auckland and its waterfront chose a group of representatives to determine the future of the port. Their consensus is that the Port is going to have to move but not before a credible location is confirmed... More>>

ALSO:

Tax: GST Threshold For Online Purchases Won't Lower Before 2018

The government wants to lower the threshold on online purchases which qualify for GST from mid-2018, but says more work is needed and there will be no change without public consultation. More>>

ALSO:

North Canterbury: Government Extends Drought Classification

The government has extended a drought classification for the eastern South Island until the end of the year, meaning the area will have officially been in drought for almost two years, the longest period for such a category. More>>

ALSO:

Negotiations Fail: Christchurch Convention Centre Build To Proceed Without PCNZ

After protracted negotiations, the government has ditched the construction consortium it picked to build Christchurch's replacement convention centre, which it now anticipates delivering at least two years behind the original schedule. More>>

ALSO:

Other Centres' Convention Centres:

Ruataniwha: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against $1b Dam Plan

Greenpeace NZ is launching a legal challenge against a controversial plan to build a dam that’s set to cost close to $1 billion and will pollute a region’s rivers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news