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Among other things, Coronavirus has exposed Australia’s vulnerability when it comes to manufacturing. One obvious reason for that is undoubtedly labour costs, yet countries like Germany and Japan have maintained their status as manufacturing powerhouses despite paying comparable minimum wages to us. Both are examples as to how Australia could replicate the quality rather than price model. Manufacturing offers the essential foundation for the emergence of future products and incomes. It is a shame therefore, that lots of competitive products are manufactured overseas. We already have the capabilities needed without even realising it. As a Read more...


What’s happened to AQIS approvals?

Despite the ‘AQIS approval’ having been discontinued about 9 years ago, we still get quite a number of enquiries about this subject. This update might be useful explaining what happens now with chemical compounds approvals. Please feel free to call our technical department for advice. We are always delighted to help. Read more…


Vertical Farming Solutions – Container farms redefined

DESIGNED BY FARMERS We were farmers before we started designing the modular farming system. And we’re still farming today, using the same technology we’ve developed for our customers. We sincerely believe actively growing food is the first and foremost requirement to building farms with farmers in mind. We want to make food grown by locals a reality to fulfill the ever-growing demand for fresh and longer lasting produce. Our unique perspective gained, from the experience growing and harvesting food in the farms we made, is the reason we’ve built something so different at Modular Farms. Rest assured, when the Read more...


PRESS RELEASE : CMTP Announces HACCP International Certified pallet range.

We are proud to be the only HACCP International certified pallet supplier in Australia due to our proprietary Pal-giene™ manufacturing process 30 July 2020: CMTP announced today they can now supply HACCP International Certified Hygiene Pallets. This is a huge win for the food industry as it means the company can now produce a special range of Pal-giene™ certified food-safe pallets. “We’ve worked closely with HACCP International to ensure we’ve reached the strict criteria required to earn the certification” said Travis Meade, Managing Director of CMTP. “We have always had excellent quality control in our business and adding to Read more...