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Where it all began

1993:
The Nutworks journey began way back in 1993 when four Sunshine Coast macadamia growers joined forces to build a processing plant at Verrierdale in the Noosa Hinterland.

The processing plant allowed them to offer a better supply of hand-sorted raw kernels to local shop keepers who then roasted, flavoured and sold them to the public.
1996:
The success of supplying raw kernels for others was so great that in 1996 Nutworks built a bigger processing plant, a café, retail shop and tourist facilities at Yandina, offering not only greater production levels, but also the opportunity to educate the public on the macadamia and its journey from farm to plate and develop its own products for retail sale.
2002:
Nutworks expanded into chocolate and confectionery products, introducing new flavours and a great variety of retail products for its customers.
2010:
Nutworks bought Queensland Fruit ‘n’ Nut Distributors and Foodimex in Brisbane, expanding the size and scope of the business beyond the Sunshine Coast.
2018:
Nutworks built a dehusking facility in Bundaberg to support and service growers in the Bundaberg region.
2022:
Nutworks opened a new processing plant at Cooroy in the Noosa Hinterland that will allow it to crack up to 16 tonnes of macadamias a day. It also introduced a new product with a unique key system that allows customers to use a key to crack their pre-packaged nuts.

As at July 2022 Nutworks employs more than 50 staff across three sites and exports its products to 14 countries across the world. In 2022, Nutworks processed over 5,000 tonne of macadamia nut. This represented approximately 9% of the Australian crop, sourced from more than 80 Australian macadamia farms.
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Where it all began

1993
1993:

The Nutworks journey began way back in 1993 when four Sunshine Coast macadamia growers joined forces to build a processing plant at Verrierdale in the Noosa Hinterland.

The processing plant allowed them to offer a better supply of hand-sorted raw kernels to local shop keepers who then roasted, flavoured and sold them to the public.

1996
1996:

The success of supplying raw kernels for others was so great that in 1996 Nutworks built a bigger processing plant in addition to a café, retail shop and tourist facility in Yandina, offering not only greater production levels, but also the opportunity to educate the public on the macadamia and its journey from farm to plate while developing its own products for retail sale.

2002
2002:

Nutworks expanded into chocolate and confectionery products, introducing new flavours and a great variety of retail products for its customers.

2010
2010:

Nutworks bought Queensland Fruit ‘n’ Nut Distributors and Foodimex in Brisbane, expanding the size and scope of the business beyond the Sunshine Coast.

2018
2018:

Nutworks built a dehusking facility in Bundaberg to support and service growers in the Bundaberg region.

2022
2022:

Nutworks opened a new processing plant at Cooroy in the Noosa Hinterland that will allow it to crack up to 16 tonnes of macadamias a day. It also introduced a new product with a unique key system that allows customers to use a key to crack their pre-packaged nuts.

Nutworks opened a second processing plant at Cooroy in the Noosa Hinterland. Predominantly used for export, the plant has enabled them to increase the tonnage intake of nut for processing from local farmers and has doubled their export capacity. It has also introduced a new product for the Nutworks range, with a unique key system that allows customers to use a key to crack open their pre-packaged in-shell nuts.

As of July 2022 Nutworks employs more than 50 staff across three sites and exports its products to 14 countries across the world. In 2022, Nutworks processed over 5,000 tonnes of macadamia nut. This represented approximately 9% of the Australian crop, sourced from more than 80 Australian macadamia farms.

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Premium Australian
Macadamias

Home of the Original
Macadamia Tree

Committed
to Quality

Farm to You

The luxurious, creamy, premium macadamia nuts at the heart of our Nutworks products are the result of years of planning from our growers. 

A macadamia tree takes five years to grow to the point where its nuts are ready to harvest. 

Native bees play an important part in pollination, so our farmers also provide hives on their farms to encourage the bees to work their magic on their crops and the bushland surrounding their farms. 

Our farmers use special machinery to harvest the nuts once they’ve fallen off the trees. They remove the outside husks from the nuts before shipping out the raw material to Nutworks for processing. 

Some nuts have their shells removed and are then roasted, flavoured or used for chocolate treats and confectionery. 

Others are used for macadamia oil and now, many are sold with shells still on with a special key supplied to make it easier for customers to crack their own nuts at home. 

All products are packaged on site ready for sale on either the domestic or overseas market. 

Sustainability

At Nutworks, the environment and the sustainability of our industry is important to us.  

We’ve developed processes to make use of every element of the macadamia nut, from shell to kernel, to the meal created in processing. 

Our Grower Liaisons work with our macadamia growers to help minimise the amount of pesticides used on farm. Using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach ensures pesticide applications are only used after cultural and biological control measures are first considered when controlling the insect pests on farm. 

Our Nutworks team works with our farmers to create the right environment for the bees that pollinate the trees, and the biochar created by burning leftover shells is put back into the soil to enrich and improve the land after each harvest.  

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