Introducing Simplot Australia

We are driven by our purpose: "We Contribute to Feeding Our World by Bringing Earth's Resources to Life".


Simplot Australia is food manufacturing and agricultural business, employing over 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and operates six manufacturing facilities. We are trusted as a leading provided of quality, sustainable and nourishing food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia pacific growth markets.


We pride ourselves on building long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our supply chain, investing in our people, and committing to the long term sustainability of earth's natural resources. Underlying all we do is a spirit of innovation.


Our Company had its humble beginnings as a one man farming operation, founded in 1929 by the energetic J.R. (Jack) Simplot in Boise, Idaho, where our global head office remains today. Since then the J.R. Simplot Company has grown to become a multinational agricultural business with annual sales of more than $US 5 billion.

The Simplot Australia story began in 1995 when the J.R. Simplot Company expanded into Australia, acquiring iconic brands like Birds Eye, Leggo's, Chiko and Edgell. Our Company has continued to grow with the addition of brands like John West.


Today our uniquely diverse business includes vegetable and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to retailers and foodservice customers. We are proud of the investment we are making in the future of Australia through our Australian manufacturing operations.