10 January 2015
CJNutraCon is a wholly owned subsidiary of C J Corporation, South Korea. C J Corporation’s heritage stretched back to the Cheil Jedang Group, Korea’s largest maker of foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, animal feeds and household products. The Cheil Jedang Group was the founding parent company of the Samsung Group.
CJNutraCon operated a processing facility in Oklahoma, USA, producing several beef based products such as beef stock, beef bone stock, and beef powder. All primary products were exported to Korea and China. BSE (Mad Cow Disease) in the USA effectively closed exports of American beef products and prompted relocation of the plant to Australia.
CJNutraCon’s South Korean and American management teams studied the east coast of Australia to decide where to locate the plant. As Queensland is the largest beef processing state, particularly in grain fed cattle, Wiley’s advice was to locate in South East Queensland.
Locate a suitable site in a tight industrial land market to fit the following criteria:
The site selection criteria were firstly established. From this, Wiley shortlisted potential sites in four local authority areas surrounding Brisbane and assessed the suitability of these sites.
The assessment included:
Once a site was chosen from the short list by CJNutraCon, Wiley conducted a detailed due diligence. The site had some issues particularly a boundary re-alignment due to a proposed road, a new sewer main to be installed, a reasonably steep slope across the site, and rock excavation.
The scope of the due diligence included:
The site selection assessment and subsequent detailed investigations provided CJNutraCon with certainty in the location and timely delivery of the project. The site selection was a critical step in continuing the design and establishing the facility in a new country.
The second phase of the project involved Wiley taking a single point of responsibility for Council development approvals, design and construction. Wiley process engineers worked in partnership with CJ engineers for the process design and installation using equipment relocation from Oklahoma, USA.