In our 87th year, FG Roberts is an Australian owned company which was established in 1933 and is still going strong today. In 1957, Soy Products of Australia Pty Ltd was established by the late Ron and Mabel Smith and is still owned by the Smith Family, with Paul Smith the current CEO.
Soy Products of Australia Pty Ltd was established to nurture, support and encourage Australian farmers to grow soybeans and to enable the local manufacture of many healthy and natural soybean products.
Ron worked tirelessly with growers and for some 36 years he purchased most of the company’s requirements out of the Riverina, NSW; a good climate for growing soybeans. In 2018 after many years of drought, the supply of soybeans became unstable. Paul was unwilling to let the company’s a legacy and commitment to its customers fail, so the long tedious process of obtaining BIO Security certification to import quality NON-GMO Soybeans from Canada to keep the product available. Taking nearly 12 months to get approval, with an investment of over $200k.
Relationships with Growers in Canada were made, and the system was activated. It is now in full steam production. Canadian soybeans are grown under very similar standards as Australia which is why we chose Canadian soybeans. Every time we unload a new shipment, Biosecurity are onsite to inspect every pallet to ensure the safety of Australia’s unique environment, native flora and fauna as well as our tourism industries.
For the record, Soy Products of Australia Pty Ltd would rather support Australian Growers and suppliers and we will where possible, unfortunately there is very little available, and we must keep a quality product to supply our customers.
We currently mill onsite at our Factory in Bayswater, Victoria and have done so since 1957. Our facility is a “dedicated” gluten and wheat free facility with HACCP, Kosher and Bio Security certifications. We are also proudly endorsed by Coeliac Australia.
Soy Products of Australia trade under the brands;
- FG Roberts
- Gluten Free Health
- Soy Products of Australia