Pinegro Products makes growing media, soil blends and conditioners, landscape barks and mulches, composted sawdust and woodchips. Established in 1979, it packages more than 500,000 cubic metres of organic materials every year for distribution across Australia.
Pinegro, which has a major industrial presence in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, is upgrading production facilities at its Morwell plant. The $545,000 upgrade to a state-of-theart packaging facility, will allow Pinegro to considerably expand its product base, entering the Victorian and South Australian retail packaged-fertiliser market, and increase both its export and local market share, with access to major customers such as Bunning’s, Masters, Coles and Woolworths.
To cope with increased production, and create a more professional look, the company needed to upgrade its coding equipment from the impression stamper it had been using for years.
Pinegro wanted to upgrade coding equipment so that printed codes reflected its products’ image, and were acceptable into major retail distribution centres.
It also wanted a machine that was simple to set up and use, and would reduce operator “housekeeping”.