Food and Beverage leads the way as coronavirus bites

The Australian food and beverage industry is leading the way to make sure that Australian consumers will not run out of the essentials as the country heads into an unprecedented lockdown.

Companies, such as Unilever’s Australian operation, are ramping up their production 24/7.

“What we have learnt during this challenging period is that it is imperative we work together as a community.,” said Clive Stiff, CEO Unilever Australia and New Zealand. “Our factories are operating 24/7 to try keep shelves stocked with essential food, personal care and cleaning products.”

Suppliers to the industry such as Inenco, have never been busier. “We are absolutely flat strap at the moment,” said the company’s national sales manager for lubricants, Steve Keown. “It’s unbelievably busy.”

As factories and food processing companies increase production, the after effect is that peripheral industries also need to step up to the plate – whether that be in health and safety, maintenance, sellers and resellers of plant and equipment – in order to make sure that manufacturing and processing plants can keep up with demand.

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