Nutworks – More than just Macadamias!
The Nutworks factory was opened in Yandina in 1996, however they began processing macadamias from a farm shed in Verrierdale much earlier in 1993. Back then the four owners hand sorted macadamias nut in shell for a group of growers in the region. It wasn’t long before they outgrew their humble shed and moved to their premises in Yandina. Back in 1993 30 tonnes of raw nut in shell was processed by hand.
Currently, Nutworks supply supermarkets, duty free stores and overseas stores with their range of nut in shell, kernels or value added confectionary range. This proudly Queensland owned company have become internationally recognised for their quality products.
They currently export nut in shell, raw and macadamia flavoured products, including chocolate coated macadamias, confectionary, nuts, dried fruit and hampers.
Their purpose built cafe, retail shop & processing facility employs over 70 local staff. In 2002, Nutworks began production of chocolate macadamias and their confectionary range which has become a huge hit. You can taste some for free in store.
In 2019, Nutworks will process 2,500 tonne of nut in shell and export 15 containers this year of nut in shell. This in turn will create 800 tonne of kernel of which they export 10 containers (15,000kg per container) to Hong Kong, China and Europe.
Call in and check out the viewing area, (cracking facility, chocolate room and roasting room)
All macadamias come from local growers either in the Glasshouse Mountains region or Gympie region. Nutworks also have a facility in Bundaberg to assist growers in that region. Originally. the Macadamia Tree was known by Aboriginals as the Burrawong Tree. It’s a native tree of the Sunshine Coast and was named by German-Australian botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in honour of his friend and fellow scientist, Dr. John Macadam in 1857.