Plenty has been perfecting the art of cold pressed oil manufacturing since 1986. Our specialty oils are sought after for their nutritious flavours and outstanding quality; something we value and have taken time and care to develop. The first major Australian cold pressed oil business commenced on our site under former owner Graham Helmhold in 1986. The site was previously established as a butter factory in 1904 and as such is steeped in the great South Burnett tradition and history of making beautiful, wholesome foods from local produce.
The location of the Plenty Foods factory is central to the growing districts of all the nuts and foods that it processes into healthy, natural, cold pressed oils. In 1987 the site was the first in Australia to extract oil from Macadamia nuts and in 1988 Avocado oil extraction became another Australian first. Shortly afterwards Proteco Oils purchased the butter factory from Suncoast milk and the current owner Josh Gadischke purchased Proteco Oils from Graham Helmhold in 2010.
Josh has also taken the venture from strength to strength completing periodic major works to always ensure that Proteco Oils had the best of equipment and processes to produce the best possible quality products.
In 2020 Josh rebranded as “Plenty Foods”; a name reflective of the abundance of the land, the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the bounty of wholesome foods that are grown there and processed at the Plenty Foods processing plant.