A Word From Our CEO
With our financial targets met in 2016 the Board have set about reinvesting in the business and several significant projects have been approved and some are already underway.
The first of these is the Shed 4 re-development. As well as recycling our Shed 4 bulk storage shed into a 250 pallet seed storage, this project also includes the extension of our workshop facility and construction of 8 x 130mt GrainMaster silos to add over 1,000tonnes of sealed bulk storage to our stable. (Now totalling over 11,000tonnes) The GrainMaster silos include fully automated aeration and reticulated fumigation systems. An all-weather unloading surface will also be constructed.
Strategic improvement to our load-out facilities will see substantial extensions to both our domestic loading facility (Shed 6) and export loading facility (Shed 2) and will improve load-out efficiency as well as ensure all our product is protected from the elements during transfer.
Final Board approval has been given to our Colour Sorter upgrade project. We are currently in negotiation with Buhler Sortex Limited (UK) for the purchase of 2 new Sortex A5 MultiVision Optical Sorters. These are the largest and most accurate of their colour sorter range. The MultiVision sorter literally adds another dimension to our sorting capability with 4 camera angles instead of the 2 on our current sorters. One of these cameras will have infrared capability for material that is difficult to see in the colour spectrum. Linked with Buhler’s latest shape technology algorithm Bean Growers Australia will have the best sorting technology currently available. Our current colour sorters are scheduled for an upgrade and will be moved to a facility built for Plant 1. On completion, this project will give us outstanding capacity and quality and enable us to colour sort 100% of our production.
From the CEO’s perspective, I am appreciative of the investment the Board has made in our infrastructure. The projects have been well planned and enhance existing systems and infrastructure. This investment will return value to the business as well as all the Bean Grower stakeholders for many years to come.
CEO & Manager of Exports
Bean Growers Australia
Our Quality Policy
Our company policy is to produce a safe and wholesome quality product, which meets or exceeds the specifications of its intended use.
- The Management’s commitment is to direct staff to produce products that, above all, are safe for the designated intended uses. Further, our products must be wholesome, accurately described, meet importing country and domestic regulatory requirements, be traceable and conform with all legal requirements.
- We are committed to the continual improvement of our quality system. This commitment will be achieved by ongoing training and supervision, the emphasis being on compliance with regulatory and customer requirements, as well as applying good manufacturing practices guided by the HACCP principles and ISO 9001:2015.
- The Quality Management System considers the current Business Plan and Quality Objectives throughout to ensure it is appropriate to the purpose and context of the company’s strategic direction with reviews taking place periodically or as changes occur.
- Relevant legislation and standards shall take precedence over any company procedure.
- The Quality Objectives of the company shall be reviewed by management on an ongoing basis to ensure the fulfillment of all interested parties.
Quality objectives shall be measured by the following standards:
· Less than 1% product return annually for reasons relating to quality (by revenue or tonnage).
· Dispatched product to have zero defect rate for food safety related issues, as defined by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.1.1.
SAFE FOOD IS QUALITY FOOD.