Welcome to the new Integrated Packaging


Since its formation in 1982, Integrated Packaging has evolved considerably to encompass a much larger array of products and services. While the old brand and logo served the company well for three decades, it doesn't reflect exactly what it is the team can do.

"The major motivation for the rebrand was a desire to better represent the broader range of service we can offer customers," explained Group Sales and Marketing Manager Robert Archibald. "The stretch film products we started our journey with are now part of a much broader whole, which is why this rebranding effort is so important for customer awareness and to unite our employees."

"We can now satisfy so many more packaging demands than what we could previously, and we want that message to be recognised by new and existing clients alike."

Uniting employees under one banner

Integrated Packaging has grown its capabilities through a number of acquisitions over the past decade, so the current rebranding is the perfect opportunity to unite the various factories and the people within them under a common brand.

These efforts are much more than a new coat of paint and a new logo. Instead they reflect a series of changes behind the scenes. The plants will be upgraded with new equipment and the office staff will have access to a top-of-the-line phone system to improve customer service responsiveness. Integrated Packaging's customer service, distribution and Integrated Machinery Business has already relocated to a new 10,000m2 facility in Somerton.

Making an effort to communicate with clients

Integrated Packaging also sent out an independent customer survey to get a real idea of how it is performing and what some of the key areas for improving might be. This open dialogue with customers is essential to providing a better experience for them, and will be essential to shaping the success of the wider rebrand.

This commitment extends to new customers as well and the company is excited to be investing in new efforts to communicate its brand and capabilities. Ideally people will think "we didn't know you could do that" which starts a conversation about the company's broad range of packaging solutions.

The full scope of the rebrand won't stay behind the scenes for long, as the company has prepared new uniforms for our sales staff, updated business cards and created a refreshed website, all of which works together to introduce the rebranded face of Integrated Packaging.

To find out more about what Integrated Packaging can offer you, get in touch with the team today.

National Hay Safe Day 2016

Media Release

National Hay Safe Day – Tuesday 25 October 2016

National Hay Safe Day, a day focusing on safety in the hay and silage industry, is on Tuesday 25 October. In the lead up to National Hay Safe Day, the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is asking everyone involved in the fodder industry to run through the Hay Safe Conversation Checklist every day with all of your all workers/operators and family members.

With the 2016 fodder harvest underway in some areas, we are seeing the beginning of what will be another busy year for hay and silage producers. A busy fodder season often means people working long hours resulting in fatigue and when this happens it’s all too easy to overlook or forget about safety, and this can have disastrous consequences.

It can only take a split-second for something to go wrong and put the safety of a business owner, employees, family members or the public at risk. That’s why AFIA is asking everyone involved in making and transporting hay and silage to take the opportunity to run through the Hay Safe Conversation Checklist every day.

The Hay Safe Conversation Checklist:

  • Know where everyone is working on the day and what they are tasked to do.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all time.
  • Avoid distractions from the job at hand; use mobile phones or other electronic devices responsibly.
  • Ensure all machinery is properly and securely shutdown, especially before any maintenance takes place.
  • Make sure there is approved and functioning safety guards fitted to all machinery.
  • Are all dry and flammable materials being regularly and safely removed from the workplace?
  • Are fire extinguishers functioning and does everyone know how to operate them?
  • Are first aid kits fully stocked and located within easy access to today’s workplace?
  • Are all workers familiar with the location of potential hazards such as power lines, poles and any other possible obstructions?
  • Are all workers/operators and family members familiar with your safety procedures and what to do in an emergency?

Remember, work health and safety is everyone’s responsibility and we want everyone to take on the Hay Safe Day messages, making safety a focus and helping to prevent accidents from happening in your hay or silage business.

Don’t forget to share your National Hay Safe Day initiatives and thoughts on AFIA’s social media platforms, via Twitter @AusFodder and Facebook @Ausfodde

National Hay Safe Day is the initiative Suzanne Woods, an AFIA member, fodder grower and hay exporter from Calingiri in Western Australia. Tragically on October 25, 2009, Suzanne lost her father in an accident on their farm.

For more information on safety in the Australia fodder industry please contact the AFIA office on (03) 9670 0523 or visit www.afia.org.au

Media Contact:

John McKew
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association

W: (03) 9670 0523
M: 0438 182 60
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Australian Fodder Exports – July 2016

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Media Release

Australian Fodder Exports – July 2016

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) data on Australian fodder exports totalled 80,779 tonnes for the month of July 2016 bringing the 2016 seven month year-to-date export volume total to 586,684 tonnes.

On a value basis, July 2016 fodder exports were valued at A$32.3m.  The 2016 seven month year-to-date value of Australian fodder exports now totals A$237.5m.

Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan continue to dominate the export destinations for Australian fodder, accounting for approximately 95% of all fodder exports.

For the month of July 2016, Japan imported 38,872 tonnes (48%), China 19,814 tonnes (25%), the Republic of Korea 11,871 tonnes (15%) and Taiwan 5,450 tonnes (7%).

Australian fodder exports totalled just over 889,000 tonnes in 2015 with a total value of A$362.63m.  The Australian fodder industry export forecast for 2016 remains on target to reach one million tonnes, a record for the Australian fodder industry.

Media Contact:

John McKew
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association

W: (03) 9670 0523
M: 0438 182 600
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Applications Open to Attend Top Ag Innovation Summit

Applications to attend a three-day summit for agriculture’s sharpest, most innovative leaders are now open.

GrowAg – Cultivating Excellence in Ag for our Farming Future, will be presented by the Rural Research and Development Corporations from 21-23 September 2016 in Albury, NSW.

Featuring an outstanding line up of speakers, the collaborative forum will sponsor 100 key influencers from around Australia and across all sectors of agriculture to discuss new technologies and ideas, smart business, leadership and innovation.

John Harvey, Managing Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), said “GrowAg is a unique national event that will attract a diverse group of thinkers to work through the role of innovation in Australia’s farming future.”

“It’s not often 100 of the sharpest and brightest minds — the leaders of tomorrow — are brought together under one roof to share ideas, discuss challenges facing agriculture and importantly, identify how to capitalise on the opportunities. This will be one of those times,” he said.

GrowAg will give participants the opportunity to network with industry experts and mentors, and access a wealth of information, resources and the latest research and findings from the Rural Research and Development Corporations.

“Delegates will not only come away with greater networks and new ways of doing things, but they will also focus on how to practically adopt new innovations into agribusinesses and how to drive innovation across the wider industry,” Mr Harvey said.

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Prime Super Update


Women are not to be underestimated

With double the number of men taking the time to enquire about life insurance as a part of their financial wellbeing[1]it’s about time that women started to fully value their financial contribution and reduce the underinsurance risk to themselves and their families.

Insurance is not just for the main bread winner
There is a long-held perception that insurance cover is only necessary for the main bread winner in a family—the problem is, this couldn’t be further from the truth. As the most likely to take time off work for home duties, women do not realise the impact on their family if they were to pass away, become terminally ill or be unable to work.

It is estimated that paying someone to do the work of a stay at home parent would be approximately $122,000 per year, and for mothers who are working full-time, $73,000[2]! That is not pocket change so having the right level of insurance is essential.

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