What does it take to build one of Australia’s largest multi-beverage manufacturing and distribution facilities?

For Suntory Oceania, it’s a bold ambition to shape the future of beverages in the Oceania region, a strong commitment to innovation, sustainability, and above all else, a culture that puts the growth of people at the heart of the business.

On this episode of F&B Soundbites, Mark Robertson chats with Mark Toomey and Paul Woods as they delve into the ins and outs of this momentous project, their ambitions for sustainability and the technology in the facility, and the career opportunities the greenfield site provides.


Artist's impression of Suntory Oceania's new manufacturing and distribution facility in Swanbank, Queensland.

Beca's partnership with Suntory Oceania includes leading the way across several engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services.


About Suntory Oceania

Beam Suntory and Frucor Suntory are partnering to create Suntory Oceania, a new AU$3B multi-beverage partnership across the premium spirits and non-alcohol segments in both Australia and New Zealand.

Under the Suntory Oceania umbrella, Beam Suntory and Frucor Suntory will create the fourth-largest ANZ beverage group in Oceania with full end-to-end control of its portfolio, including manufacturing, sales, and distribution. The partnership is set to operational for mid-2025 in Australia and 2026 in New Zealand.

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