It looks like Marmageddon is nearly over…all we appear to be waiting for now is some council jobsworth with a clipboard.
Just to update you on our factory progress, the Council Building inspector started his inspection last Friday and has been back on site again this week to complete the assessment. As you can imagine, it’s a big job to ensure that the site is safe and meets the new building and safety standards. He has provided his report and there are a few additional things he wants rectified.
At this stage, if no unforeseen issues arise, we anticipate having our Council approval (CPU) by Friday 14 December. This will give us formal access to start reviewing the functionality of our manufacturing plant and equipment for commissioning purposes. As we outlined previously, this entails running water through the production pipes to check the seals and pipes to ensure the functionality of each part of the plant. We will then pump some bulk stock through to make sure that it functions well and correct any small issues that may come up.
If all goes well, we can then start making bulk stock. Once we have enough bulk stock, it then has to be blended to achieve our unique Marmite flavour that Kiwis love. The next step will be to pack stock to get Marmite back on shelf.