Sarah and Emmet Condon started Remedy on their kitchen bench in 2012 with a mission to shake fizzy drinks up for good. They have since outgrown three production facilities as Remedy drinkers embraced the rare combination of a product that is not only healthy but also tasty. Remedy is now the market leader and largest kombucha producer in Australia and New Zealand, and the third largest in the world, with international expansion underway across the USA, UK, Canada, and Asia. The objectives of the new fermentary were to fulfil the forecasted demand for the next 10 years, expanding the range of products, packs, and formats that Remedy can put its drinks into, and factoring in ambitious growth targets whilst continually striving for best practice in quality, innovation, and sustainability.
The 18,268 sq m facility - the equivalent of two MCG footy fields – is set on 3.7 ha in Dandenong South in Victoria and will become home to a state-of-the-art targeted 5 Star Green Star rated facility that is due to be completed and ready to start rolling out its first batches of Remedy in May 2022.
Key sustainability features of the Remedy Fermentary build will include a 1.1 MW solar power system and rainwater harvesting for appropriate grey water use.