We've Got it "In the Bag"

We've recently rolled out our first pallets to feature our new packaging design.

Bagging Operator Ashley Smallwood inspects the very first pallet to use our new bag design.

Bagging Operator Ashley Smallwood inspects the very first pallet to use our new bag design.

Each bag features a photo of the sun rising over a pulse crop, with individual commodities featured on the border. Our National Sales Executive, Stuart Ruthven, lead the design process. "We wanted to select an image that emphasised the Australian farms that produce our products". Each bag expresses the pride we have in our product with the claim, "The best beans come from Bean Growers Australia".

There are individual designs for our Adzuki, Mungbean, Soy Bean and Popcorn bags.

Our production team also worked on developing the optimal bag surface, shapes and sizes, to ensure the bags stacked and stored better than the current versions. 

There is also a key improvement in the 15 kg popcorn bags, a secret we'll soon reveal in a separate article.

For the benefit of the environment we'll be using the remainder of our current bag stock, but remember, regardless of the bag our product is always freshly packaged.

 

 

Posted on August 6, 2017 .

Wood Ag Chinchilla Opening

Lee Moller, our Seed Production Coordinator, recently went to Wood Ag Farm Supplies in Chinchilla for the opening of their new facility.

It was great to see so many growers turn out for the opening where Lee was able to show our great lines of pulse and forage seeds.

Thanks to the friendly folks at Wood Ag for the invitation and continued support.

Besides our food lines, Bean Growers Australia is also an accredited developer and marketer of seed.

Besides our food lines, Bean Growers Australia is also an accredited developer and marketer of seed.

Posted on July 10, 2017 .

Moving On Up

Recently Bean Growers Australia added a new piece of equipment to our plant.

Production Manager, Peter Carstairs moves up in the world.

Production Manager, Peter Carstairs moves up in the world.

Our new scissor lift reduces equipment hire costs for the many maintenance, cleaning and electrical needs we have at our 2.3 hectare facility.

Posted on July 7, 2017 .

Company Field Day

Recently the entire Bean Growers Australia team visited the local DPI where trials are being conducted on new varieties of popping corn and other crops.

Andrew MacDonald and Lee Moller explain to the team the different characteristics of each new variety.

Andrew MacDonald and Lee Moller explain to the team the different characteristics of each new variety.

Staff who usually only see the product after it is harvested were able to see the product in the field and appreciate the challenges of real-crop environments.

While at the DPI the team was also shown how new soy and other pulses are coming along.

While at the DPI the team was also shown how new soy and other pulses are coming along.

It was particularly inspiring to see that although we have a long history in developing new varieties and products, that we are always looking for new ways to improve quality for our customers and yields for our growers.

Posted on July 6, 2017 .

2016 International Year of Pulses!

2016 International Year of Pulses!

As one of the biggest pulse processors in Australia we are very excited to announce that the 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYOP). The IYOP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.

We are so excited to be part of this initiative and we are planning many exciting events and happenings throughout the year.... we are bringing the good news of pulses to the masses and celebrating the greatness that is Australian Grown Pulses. Watch this space for lots of thrilling news, competitions, events and fun.

Posted on March 14, 2016 .

Bean Growers Australia - upgrades

Over the last three seasons Bean Growers Australia has been undertaking two major projects in upgrading our internal handling and logistics and improving our premium value adding capability. The conveying system which will deliver product from the C-Silo and Bulk silo systems directly into the plant is now in the installation phase and is expected to be commissioned by the end of April 2013. This project will provide a higher level of automation of internal product logistics and will have direct initial and long term returns in terms of labour cost savings and plant efficiency. The first of two colour sorters in the value adding project has been installed and will be on line by mid April.

On completion of this project Bean Growers Australia will have 3600t of new silo storage, doubled our polishing and colour-sorting capacity and an upgraded under-silo tubeveyor system.

Posted on May 6, 2014 .