Food & Drink Awards 2020 Page 57 LUX 2020 Food & Drink Awards Based in Truganina, Victoria, Garage Beverage Manufacturing is a leading supplier of beverage contract packaging, supporting brand owners of all shapes and sizes in the packaging of a comprehensive selection of beverages. With decades of industry experience behind them and a reputation for excellence in operations and project management, GBM is becoming the premier choice of packaging suppliers in Victoria. Garage Beverages Manufacturing Best Canned Wine Producer - Victoria Oct20108 For ten years, Garage Beverage Manufacturing (GBM) has committed to being the supplier of choice in Victoria, Australia for beverage contract packaging, and therefore supporting brand owners of small to medium sized independent or private enterprises to large, multi-national corporations. The Truganina-based, 2000 square metre facility is able to package beverages into a variety of formats, from standard to slimline cans, glass bottles to miniatures, pouches to kegs. With storage space for customer supplier ingredients, a temperature controlled cool room and bulk liquid storage space, GBM is able to package or bottle almost any beverage a client may present. Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, energy drinks, spirits, kombucha, wine, GBM handles everything except beer. Although the initial stages of the global Covid-19 pandemic saw a decline in volume for many of these products, the industry was quick to readjust itself and that volume rebounded, even growing to be greater than prior to the pandemic in some areas. This can largely be put down to the ardent focus on quality within GBM, and a reassurance for all clients that GBM will deliver their products at a standard they require, if not above. GBM is unique in that it is a privately owned firm that does not have any of its own brands, but exists solely to support other brand owners. As such, the client and their needs are the priority of the entire organisation, and GBM takes pride in its adaptability and versatility that enables the clients’ needs to always be put first. As a result, GBM delivers high quality products and services to its customers in a safe, efficient and fast manner for optimum costs and in a sustainable and responsible manner. This dedication to high quality, efficient and ethical practices is one of the key attributes that the GBM team looks for when recruiting new members to join their experienced staff, whether they are in management or the warehouse. It is therefore also essential that potential candidates have a brilliant attitude and enter the company with an open mind that is willing to learn and grow within the firm. Communication is a key element of the GBM culture, as speed and responsiveness is what sets the firm apart from its competitors. As such, communication and collaboration are also crucial personality traits sought in new members of the GBM team. Whilst the company did feel the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, GBM continues to see growth in the market for both local and export volume. In addition, the team has also recognised a strong demand for cans, but volumes in glass are also experiencing something of a rebound. Accordingly, GBM will continue to provide market-leading assistance to clients in these areas and products, providing valuable industry and manufacturing expertise to support brands of all shapes and sizes. Contact: Luke Cusack Company: Garage Beverages Manufacturing Web Address: