A multi-year strategic partnership with leading Australian packaging company VISY Fibre Packaging and the peak body for Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers, AUSVEG, has been announced today.

Chief Executive Officer, Richard Mulcahy, together with VISY Fibre Packaging National Sales Manager, Wayne Dunne, today announced the forging of the multi-year partnership between the two companies that will bring long term benefits to Australian vegetable and potato growers.

VISY Fibre Packaging is a division of VISY, one of the world’s leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies and employs over 5,600 people, operating from 110 sites.

As the national peak industry body, AUSVEG represents the interests of over 9,000 Australian vegetable and potato growers from the $7.05 billion Australian vegetable industry.

“We are very excited about the opportunities we anticipate will arise from this new partnership between AUSVEG and VISY Fibre Packaging. Vegetable growers are striving to meet increasing consumer demand for effective, innovative, and environmentally friendly packaging,” said AUSVEG CEO, Richard Mulcahy.

“The partnership will result in close collaboration between the two organisations on issues specific to the horticulture industry and enable growers to share in the collective expertise of the organisations,” said Mr Mulcahy.

Wayne Dunne, National Sales Manager, VISY Fibre Packaging, is also looking forward to strengthening the partnership between the two companies.

“Investment in the Australian horticultural industry remains important to VISY Fibre Packaging, with one of our key lines being fruit and vegetable produce packaging. Our extensive ranges of corrugated cardboard boxes provide a practical solution for almost every vegetable in the market. We are looking forward to working with AUSVEG and Australian vegetable and potato growers more closely to ensure our products best meet their needs.”

VISY is committed to environmental management and operating sustainably.

Amongst its many environmental programs VISY works with the AFL’s Carlton Football Club on environmental matters. AUSVEG is also active on environmental management and will be working closely with VISY on environmental issues pertinent to the Australian vegetable growing industry, especially through the vegetable industry’s EnviroVeg programme.

VISY will be involved in a number of industry events planned to take place over the next 12 months, including the AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show, and National Awards for Excellence scheduled to be held from 14 to 16 April 2011 in Brisbane.

In particular, VISY Fibre Packaging will be sponsoring a major celebrity chef event at the 2011 Convention with further details to be announced shortly.


MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew White, Manager – VIDP Communications, AUSVEG
Phone: (03) 9822 0388, Mobile: 0409 989 575, Email: andrew.white@ausveg.com.au
AUSVEG website www.ausveg.com.au
VISY website www.visy.com.au