Shoalhaven Starches Newsletter
Shoalhaven Starches Community Reports
Family has remained at the heart of Manildra Group through our company’s seven-decade history to cement our position as a world-leading advanced manufacturer.
To steer sustainable growth at Shoalhaven Starches, a capital works program set for completion next year represents the single largest investment in Manildra Group’s history. Our Australian-made products’ impeccable consistency and exceptional quality has won our worldwide customers’ long-term trust.
Manildra Group’s shared success hinges on our nation’s sustainably diversified advanced manufacturing industry. Underpinning our continuous reinvestment in innovative capabilities for the future of Australian-grown and made, we remain committed to our local partnerships for a thriving Bomaderry community. To this end, we work hand-in-glove with regional industries, communities, and our hard-working people – including more than 420 onsite at Shoalhaven Starches and generations of farming families.
Because together, we grow.
John Honan, Manildra Group Managing Director
In reflection of our vibrant history since 1952, Manildra Group remains committed to building stronger rural communities, employing locals, and partnering with generations of Aussie farming families.
Backed by loyal family ownership, we’re proud to maintain a strong connection to the Bomaderry community and surrounds, as the south coast region’s largest private employer.
With Manildra Group’s continuous investment, expansion and diversification of our Shoalhaven Starches site, our world-class standing is maintained by our hard-working, dedicated people.
In 2022 Manildra Group is celebrating its 70th birthday
with the rich history of our family-owned Australian
business, and all that we are proud of, be it our people,
farming families or the communities who support us.
Our long history stretches back to 1952, when our
first flour mill was purchased in the historical
NSW township of Manildra. After seven decades,
Manildra Group has grown to become a world-leading
manufacturer – expanding and diversifying year-on-year.
As we reflect on these 70 years of business, operated by
three generations of our family, we remain ever grateful
for the generous support, loyalty and kindness of our
employees, business partners, suppliers, customers,
and the Bomaderry community.
As a family-owned Australian business, we continue to prioritise reinvestment in our people, our world-class sites like Shoalhaven Starches and in the wider community of the south coast.
From the Manildra Group team, we hope you enjoy this edition and we wish you good health and happiness for 2022.
As a core value of all we do at Manildra Group, care has become more important than ever for our Australian family-owned business.
Our assurance to customers and consumers to continue to produce and deliver Australian-made food and industrial products to meet local and global demand, is backed by our team’s tireless efforts to maintain our reliable consistency of supply, since 1952.
Please enjoy this latest edition of our community newsletter and stay safe.
To protect the health of our people, our communities and the continuity of our business, Manildra Group has implemented proactive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the pandemic.
From our world-class distillery, Manildra Group has been in a position to produce the pharmaceutical-grade ethanol at a minimum 70 per cent alcohol required for sanitisers and disinfectants aiding in the frontline fight by our health and essential service workers.
With the New Year bushfires devastating large tracts of Australia’s south-east and the drought continuing to ravage the state, our thoughtsand prayers are with those people and communities impacted.
We continue to support our staff and customers that have been affected by road closures and fires and continue to work towards getting our valuable products to customers in areas of dire need.
Since establishing our family business in 1952 with a flour mill in NSW, we’ve understood the invaluable contribution of our local producers, suppliers, customers and communities to the sustainability of our shared success.
We remain committed to working alongside the Bomaderry community, where our local team proudly delivers premium Australian ingredients to the world, as featured in this fourth edition of our biannual Shoalhaven Starches Community Report.
As a 100 per cent Australian family-owned business, upholding family values are just as much of a priority as growth for Manildra Group. Led by the Honan family, we strive for sustainable local jobs, innovation and quality products at our manufacturing sites across Australia.
Our focus on sustainable growth is why we constantly reinvest in our fully integrated, state-of-the-art facility in Bomaderry, manufacturing world-class food and industrial products.
Our Australian-owned business has always been backed by strong family values, led by Manildra Group Chairman, Dick Honan and Directors John, Caroline and Samantha Honan driving growth at home and globally.
With the roots of our family company’s heritage in Bomaderry, we remain dedicated to the sustainability of locally made food and products through our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Nowra.
Welcome to our first edition of the Shoalhaven Starches Community Report, a local newsletter to share stories from Manildra Group’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bomaderry, on the NSW South Coast.
Here, we produce industrial and food products, which are distributed nationwide and overseas, and employ hundreds of staff directly, plus thousands more people indirectly through construction, transport, administration and maintenance services.