Australian macadamias are one of the natural health foods indigenous to Australia and processing of the in shell nuts at the modern factory of MPC at Alphadale in Northern New South Wales produces the world’s finest quality wholesale macadamias for the ingredient and retail markets around the world.
MPC owns and operates one of the world’s largest macadamia processing facilities. Our brands IML and Growers Choice are marketed by Macadamia Marketing International (MMI) which is known internationally for quality product, excellent service and timely delivery to customers, both large and small.
MPC also owns 50% of Consolidated Nuts (Aust) Pty Ltd (CNA) which is situated in the Bundaberg growing region. CNA also market their brand Pacific Gold Macadamias through MMI. To read more about CNA click here.
MPC is wholly owned by over 200 Australian macadamia growers in North Eastern New South Wales and South Eastern Queensland. The company processes 30% of the annual Australian crop.
Our orchards are located on Australia's east coast in some of Australia's most beautiful rainforest and subtropical environments. This is the area where macadamias, which are native to Australia, were first discovered.
Macadamias are a delicious, natural, healthy food which should be part of your balanced diet. They contain the highest levels of monounsaturated fat – the "good fat" - of all nuts as well as a wide range of vitamins, minerals, beneficial antioxidants, protein and fibre but contain no cholesterol; all of which help to keep you in good shape. For more information on the good health aspects of Australian macadamias visit the following link: Health & Nutrition Page.
Our processing facility produces around 15% of the world's macadamia kernel and our quality is the highest in the world today (please see our Quality & Food Safety Page to find out why).
Offering full traceability from the grower to you, we pride ourselves on the fact that, through technological advantage and economies of scale, we develop products and quality specifications that exactly match our customers needs.
We constantly strive to be the best and we welcome you to explore the pages in this website (or Contact Us) to learn more about our company and products and how they can benefit you.
We are pleased to announced we have secured a $1.484 million grant through the Australian Government’s Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program* to fund major energy-efficient upgrades and expansion to our macadamia nut drying system.
When complete in 2014 the upgrades and expansion will reduce carbon emissions from the factory’s drying system by 99.6% and save an estimated $810,000 through reduced energy consumption and the reduced need for off site storage of nuts during the busy harvest season.
The AusIndustry grant helps us achieve a significant reduction in our energy and storage costs which will allow us to return more money to our growers. By using energy efficient systems we are helping to drive an environmentally sustainable macadamia industry.
The upgrade has already started with modifications being made to the existing final stage drying room, where the nuts are dried down in preparation for cracking. This will be followed by the construction of a new energy-efficient drying building with capacity to store and dry 1,500t of macadamia nuts. When complete it will be the largest facility of its type for macadamias in the world.
Both rooms will be insulated to prevent heat loss and computer controlled to ensure optimized drying without energy wastage. We will also install a hot water boiler that is fuelled by macadamia shells – a renewable fuel source that will replace the existing LPG system and further reduce MPC’s drying costs.
Our primary aim is to provide the highest quality macadamia kernel to our customers around the world whilst improving returns to our growers. This new drying system will work well with our plans to grow the macadamia industry in Australia in a stable and sustainable way to ensure the long term viability of the industry.
Janelle Saffin (MP) and MPC General Manager Steven Lee discussing the Clean Technology Investment grant
A range of influences are combining to deliver improved prices to growers: the fall in the Australian dollar, strong demand for kernel in all regions and increasing demand for NIS from China. Click here to view the 2014 pricing offer.
Our Brands IML and Growers Choice can be purchased through Macadamia Marketing International.