Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years

Maltra Foods, one of the largest powdered-food manufacturers in Australia, is celebrating its 20th year of manufacturing and service to the food and beverage industry.

Maltra Foods develops and manufactures high quality powdered and dry-blended products for hot beverages, iced blended beverages, sports nutrition and baking categories across both foodservice and retail.

Its brand, Arkadia Beverages is crafted and blended in Melbourne. It produces chai tea, drinking chocolate, frappes and soft serves, suited to both cafes at at-home experiences.

Maltra Foods General Manager Henri Kalisse says over the company’s 20 years of experience, its greatest feat has been driving innovation and creating flavour profiles for high quality café products Australian consumers love.

“Maltra has also been on the forefront of sourcing cocoa from different regions of the world, developing single origin drinking chocolates and the best blends,” Henri says.

He adds that Maltra Foods has also successfully helped steer the instant chai market in Australia, with its powdered Arkadia Chai product taking chai products from “an oddity to mainstream”.

Henri says the key to Maltra Foods’ longevity in this competitive market is its end-to-end solutions.

“We are more of a strategic partner for our customers than a service provider,” Henri says. “Maltra aims to be the number one powdered beverage supplier to the café and foodservice industry in Australia. We look forward to continuous improvement, innovation and R&D, great service and a broad portfolio of café solutions. This will be our benchmark.”

Maltra Foods is a family-owned Australian company with a purpose-built 6550 square metre manufacturing premises with state of the art blending, packing and warehouse facilities to deliver world class results.

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