Primo Smallgoods is a family-owned and operated business that is now a household name both locally and abroad. From humble beginnings, the company has gone on to become the largest producer of ham, bacon and smallgoods in Australia.
Catering for both the domestic and export market, Primo holds a unique position in the industry, owning and operating abattoirs, manufacturing plants, packing facilities and distribution warehouses.
Primo Smallgoods was founded in 1985 when it opened a manufacturing facility in Homebush, Sydney with approximately 38 employees on staff. In 20 years, the company has had an astounding rise to success and now has more than 2,000 loyal employees.
Sticking to traditional recipes that dateback five generations, Primo maintains its first and foremost obligation is to satisfy the needs of customers by supplying high-quality food in a timely manner.
As demands on the business escalated over the years, Primo relocated from Homebush to its current site at Chullora early in 1998. Covering more than 20,000 square metres, the Chullora plant is one of the largest multi-purpose factories in the southern hemisphere.
The site defines Primo’s place in the market as the most hygienic, modern and cost-effective plant in the world.The same year, Primo Smallgoods attained an abattoir at Port Wakefield,South Australia.
The state-of-the-art abattoir now processes in excess of 12,000 pigs per week for both the resale and wholesale trade as well as serving export markets with pork cuts, both fresh and frozen.
The following year, Primo purchased a second abattoir at Scone in the picturesque Hunter Valley. The export registered abattoir has since become the central point of the Primo Meats division in Australia.