Simplot Australia was founded in 1995 when the J R Simplot Company acquired some of Australia’s favourite food brand businesses including Edgell, Chiko, Birds Eye, Harvest and Leggo’s. From that time the company has continued to develop through acquisition of businesses such as John West, Lean Cuisine and product innovation. The Australian management team is committed to enhance the well being of our consumers by delivering nutritious food products that represent quality, value and convenience.
Simplot Australia currently employs approximately 3000 people across a number of sites throughout Australia, including our Head Office in Victoria, six manufacturing facilities in Bathurst, Devonport, Echuca, Kelso, Ulverstone, Pakenham and sales offices in each State as well as New Zealand.
Between WWI and WWII, Edwin (‘Ted’) Street with the help of his wife and brother laid the foundations (in Corrimal, NSW) for what would ultimately become Australia’s biggest and best-known ice cream manufacturer. Streets Ice Cream was originally made in the back shed by Ted. He would then sell these to neighbours along with sweets, cakes and lemonade. Popularity grew and he soon used a cart, then a one-horse- power motorbike to sell Streets ice cream. It continued to grow and today Streets ice cream is sold throughout Australia and New Zealand with well known brands such as Magnum, Paddle Pop and Blue Ribbon. The National Food Institute has been working with Streets in delivering Certificates in Food Processing.