The Plenty Food Group (PFG) is a food manufacturing industry network for companies based in Melbourne's north, entirely focused on assisting small, medium and large companies in food processing, or those supplying products and services to the food manufacturing industry. The group is supported by the City of Whittlesea and Hume City Council.
Within the catchment, we have over 150 food manufacturers employing over 6,000 people. Businesses vary in size and type, producing a range of product for the retail, food service and hospitality industries for local, national and international markets.
Close to Melbourne International Airport, Hume Highway, Tullamarine and Calder Freeways, and Western Ring Road for easy access to Melbourne's CBD and port, PFG and our region's manufacturers are ideally located within this world class infrastructure for local, national and international distribution.
The PFG acts as a primary conduit to and from local food manufacturers to provide valuable benefits and services to the food manufacturing industry and related businesses. We have developed over 1,600 industry contacts which include industry groups, buyers, suppliers, Government, education bodies and all food industry related enterprises and people.
We are here to assist the people and businesses of our local food manufacturing industry and to strengthen and ensure that this industry sector is here to stay.
In 2002, a key group of stakeholders in Melbourne's North initiated a Food Cluster Group now recognised as the Plenty Food Group. These representatives comprised of small to large, local and national food manufacturers, education and relevant industry bodies, co-ordinated by the Cities of Whittlesea and Hume Economic Development Units.
Some of the many achievements and benefits delivered by the PFG include:
To provide a productive and valuable network for food manufacturers in the Plenty Region, through: