Our Story

We are an agricultural and food manufacturing business that employs almost 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and we operate five manufacturing facilities.



Maximising Value from the Best Australian-Grown Produce and Global Seafood.

We pride ourselves on building long-term partnerships with Australian farmers and our supply chain, investing in our people, and building mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.

Our Company had its humble beginnings as a one-man farming operation, founded in 1929 by the energetic J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho, USA, where our global head office remains today. Since then, the J.R. Simplot Company has grown to become an international food and agricultural company with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. 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.

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

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Australian Grown at Heart

We’re committed to Australian grown and to Australian manufacturing. Simplot continues to invest in our operations and agricultural research. This investment helps Australian growers improve their farming operations, keeps regional communities strong, and ensures that high-quality produce is here for generations to come.

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Purpose, Mission and Values

Our Core Values of Passion for People, Respect for Resources and Spirit of Innovation drive our actions in everything we do, and shape our sense of responsibilities to our customers, our employees and the communities where we operate.

Vintage farm equipment

Our History

Explore our interactive timeline illustrating how we became a leading agriculture and food manufacturing company in Australia and New Zealand.


The J.R. Simplot Company

What started as a one-man farming operation in 1929 has grown into a worldwide enterprise with more than 13,000 employees. The pillars that J.R. Simplot established then still drive our organisation today.

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Simplot Australia has five manufacturing facilities and six sales offices across Australia and New Zealand. Learn more about each of our locations and what we do there.

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