Back in 1918, Walter Ingham bought his son 6 hens and a rooster to look after on their bushland property in Sydney’s southeast. Walter Jr took to the work with dedication, growing the family business to a sizable empire, one that his sons Bob and Jack would take over in the 1950s.
Today Ingham’s are the largest integrated poultry producer across Australia and New Zealand. They employ over 8,000 people and supply major retailers, restaurant operators, food service distributors and wholesalers, and also produce and supply high quality stock feed to the poultry, pig, dairy and equine industries.
In New Zealand there are eight North Island locations used to raise, process and distribute their renowned product range. While a busy and thriving operation, Ingham’s are know they cannot afford to rest on their laurels. The company is consistently for ‘striving for world class operational excellence’.
In Hamilton, Ingham Feed and Nutrition have been working with the Universal Packaging team since 2014. In this time we’ve been making sure their produce is wrapped right and tight before it leaves their facility, and working alongside them to help the operation meet efficiency and waste minimisation goals.
This is a significant focus for Ingham’s sustainability strategy, which targets key areas in an overall ‘zero waste’ initiative. These include avoiding and reducing the amount of waste generation, identifying value-adding options for products, improving recycling rates and investigating suitable technologies to value add and convert waste into energy