Ferndale Foods Australia has two state-of-the-art facilities located in Ballarat, regional Victoria. Ferndale are experts in developing, designing and producing innovative food products and packaging solutions for the food industry. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

For all co-packing, private label or brand development discussions, please contact NPD/Innovation Manager, Jessica Kelly

Email: jess@fdale.com.au
Phone: 03 5335 1630


Because of our expertise in (predominantly) sugar free products, flavour development and products with additional functional or health benefits, Ferndale Foods Australia has become the go to company for anyone looking to develop a branded or private label confectionery offer.

Ferndale also works with global confectionery organisations to provide them additional capacity or new innovation on pack sizes and formats.


Six packing lines in Ballarat, including fully-automatic systems, running speeds up to 240ppm, depending on product type.

  • click-shut boxes
  • re-closable tins
  • blister packs
  • multi-flow wraps
  • plastic bottles
  • plastic jars
  • form fill & seal

Ferndale also has relationships with some of the worlds best packaging providers, and our buying power allows us to source at the best prices available.

Ferndale Food’s Australia also operates a state-of-the-art tablet press room equipped with Manesty Tablet presses for the production of Sugar Free Mints, Sweetener Tablets, or various types of hard candy/tablets.

Ferndale Foods Australia also operate Australia’s largest dedicated Marshmallow production facility.


Ferndale has a relatively low labour cost in operations enabling the business to be based in Australia without cost disadvantage.


Ferndale has made capital investment, investing in a ‘factory for tomorrow.’ Most lines run a single shift. Some run extended shifts. Running all lines on three shifts, would permit production increases of 200 – 300% without additional capital expenditure.

Ferndale Foods Australia is very happy to work with other organisations, in partnership as a co-packer or total solutions provider.


Ferndale has pursued a high quality/low cost private label program for retailers, where sales are (substantially) incremental and do not cannibalise core brands. Ferndale are regarded as the Private label experts in the Gum & Roll Pack category.


Ferndale has a track record spanning 26 years, producing own-brand confectionery products for some of Australia’s largest retailers, including ALDI, COLES, WOOLWORTHS & METCASH.


Currently, Ferndale Foods Australia supplies coffee chains, GLORIA JEANS, STARBUCKS with tins of our famous Sugar Free pressed mints.


Ferndale has the only capability available in the world to produce at high speed, promotional tamper evident, click shut boxes, filled with mints, supplied as promotional items to a multitude of businesses, particularly, hotels, airlines, casinos.

Download Ferndale’s Capability Document

Ferndale works with manufacturing partners across the globe, allowing us to offer a large assortment of specifically developed products, as well as having our own Australian based production facilities.

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