A Word From Our Founder
Bob Hamilton (B.App.Sc FAIFST MRACI C.Chem)
Founder and Managing Director
“I founded Earlee Products in the late 1980s in response to a gap I perceived in the Australian food manufacturing industry for an innovative and technically savvy company.
The company has grown from humble beginnings to currently being recognised as an industry leader in its field. I am proud to lead a strong, forward-thinking team of people whose commitment to the company and its customers is inspiring. I believe it is our focus on attention to detail and our willingness to go that extra mile to get things right that sets us apart from the competition.
I remain excited by the possibilities of the future direction of Earlee Products in the global food manufacturing industry and I am confident we are well-positioned to take advantage of the many exciting challenges that lie ahead for us.
We look forward to partnering with you in the future.
The future direction of the food and beverage industry is dependent on several challenges:
- availability and cost of ingredients,
- manufacturing practices to maintain environmentally sustainable parameters, and
- meeting and exceeding customers’ standards for safety and quality.
In addition, the demand for natural clean-label products is driving ingredient innovation.
Earlee Products is perfectly placed with its strong reputation for innovation, creativity and technical know-how to satisfy these emerging demands and consumer lifestyle trends.
Our goal is to be a valued, flexible and preferred partner to the global food and beverage industry by offering trusted expertise where technology, innovation and quality are paramount.
With our talented team of food chemists, food technologists and chefs, we will supply outstanding products of creative, technical and quality excellence to better service the food industry and its customers.
We will strive to maintain our trusted high standards and continue to operate ethically in our day-to-day dealings with all our business partners.
Family ownership is a deliberate choice for Earlee Products Pty Ltd, giving us the freedom to create a business we can be truly proud of. We are a Brisbane-based food ingredients company who have continued to provide creative and technically-innovative support to leading Australian food manufacturers since the late 1980’s. Our company has grown from a staff of six people working from a small leased office/warehouse to a team of over 60 people in 2017.
Due to rapid business growth, a new larger facility was designed and built at our head office in Murarrie, Brisbane. This state-of-the-art modern production and pilot plant facility was opened in July 2007 and is equipped to ensure the highest level of product quality is available to customers at quick-turnaround rates.
We Make Good Food... GREAT!
Earlee Products’ Brisbane manufacturing plant has been designed with the latest health and export standards in mind and features impervious surfaces and roll-out equipment for ease of cleaning and maintenance. All blending and packaging is performed in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment to ensure consistent product performance.
In addition to dry ingredient blending and semi-automated packaging, other specialised wet blending and filling equipment add versatility, while screening and metal detection equipment ensures product integrity. The raw materials warehouse has computer-aided stock control to ensure freshness and availability of ingredients. Both bulk and unit pack sizes are available to meet client requirements.
A fully equipped Safe Food approved and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ready pilot plant allows customers the ability to trial products and processes at their convenience supported by our team of experienced operators.