Tip Top Bakeries has completed its two year, $9 million program of major improvements to its Springwood bakery in Queensland’s south-east.
Logan City Council and Chamber of Commerce representatives joined the teams from Tip Top and George Weston Foods at the Springwood Bakery on October 15, to mark the official opening of the facility.
The 33,480sq m site comprises new automated packaging and handling equipment, upgraded staff amenities and workshops, crate washer equipment and a new wash bay area, as well as a new warehouse and distribution centre.
Managing director of Tip Top Bakeries Andrew Cummings said the multi-million dollar investment – which currently employs almost 400 full-time staff and supplies bread to 14 regional depots across Queensland – will help future-proof jobs in Springwood.
“I’m delighted to have completed this final phase of our upgrade at Springwood. Tip Top is a key employer in the community and a strong contributor to the local economy. We take great pride in these roles and responsibilities,” he said.
Logan City Mayor Pam Parker also congratulated Tip Top on the completion of its expansion.
“Having a well-recognised company like Tip Top invest millions of dollars to expand its local operations is a big tick of approval for the city. This investment is recognition of the perfect position Logan City is in to allow food and beverage companies to produce and distribute their products to the whole of Queensland,” she said.
The bakery, which is located in Slacks Creek, originally opened its doors 30 years ago and today, is open seven days a week. The site produces 180,000 units on-site per day, across eight production lines, including Tip Top The One, Sunblest, Golden, Abbott’s and Gold Max.