17 December 2016
Established in 1933, the Northern Cooperative Meat Company (NCMC) is a co-operatively owned service provider with a long tradition in maintaining and enhancing the manufacture, marketing and distribution of the finest quality food products to the world. The Co-operative is recognised globally as an industry leader in red meat processing and it is held in high esteem by its peers. NCMC provides customers with a unique opportunity to process livestock including; beef, veal and pork using the customer’s marketing image.
Business value created for NCMC:
With these projects, NCMC has secured their future and the local community’s. They have improved their operational Health and Safety systems, an improved animal welfare system and are already processing with faster speeds, reduced downtime and capturing their waste products improving sustainability.
The upgrade and expansion investment also enables its many operators to meet increased national and international demand for premium Australian meat.
The challenging scope that Wiley delivered:
Four key upgrades were identified that are pivotal to the business: the knocking box and race; steam services relocation; the tannery and cold chain management system.
The projects consisted of design and construction of a new state-of-the-art cold chain management facility, design and construction of a beef knocking box and race system, design, supply and install of a steam repair and relocation, and finally the Tannery wastewater treatment plant upgrade.
Value outcomes for NCMC:
NCMC Chairman, John Seccombe in his projects opening day address said: “this significant investment in the abattoir is for the long term… we made the decision to invest in the future. Currently we are in a down cycle in term of livestock supply, however these investments will position us well for the long term with the improved operational efficiencies they will bring.“
Mr Seccombe went on to say “one of our strategic initiatives for the board is to maintain and improve on our world class processing facilities and these projects deliver on that. The job ahead now for us is to deliver on those improved efficiencies provided by these investments. Ensuring the business remains sustainable for all stakeholders including members, employees, customers and the community at large.”
Wiley and NCMC engaged in a very collaborative approach with constant communication and reporting.
“Our team has worked closely with NCMC over the last few years to understand the requirements of each project and their desire to continue providing quality services and products to its customers servicing Australia and the world. They have strong values which align with ours which further strengthens our long-standing relationship with them.” – Tom Wiley, Managing Director at Wiley