Become a Marquis Grower and Shareholder
Season Opening Days in Lismore and Bundaberg
We were thrilled to host both new and long-term Marquis growers at our recent Season Opening Days. It was wonderful to come together and celebrate the start of the 2021 season. Highlights included the presenting of important updates on crop and market trends, our continued growth and new product development strategy, operations and factory upgrades. Together, we also enjoyed delicious food and grower demonstrations.
Top 10 Reasons why Growers Supply to Marquis MacadamiasAs advised to us by our growers.
Marquis is a highly successful commercial enterprise that is 100% owned by growers with grower interests at heart. It’s been that way since our creation in 1983, when a handful of macadamia growers in New South Wales, Australia decided to take control of the production and marketing of their own produce.
Since then, Marquis has worked hard to forge a world leadership position in macadamia processing and marketing. And while our commercial success is paramount, we remain focused on providing maximum benefit to our growers. We are open and transparent with our financial results available for all growers to see.
Marquis Macadamias’ sales and marketing arm, Marquis Marketing, is a global leader in macadamia marketing.
We have achieved this by constantly forging global alliances that result in innovation and significant macadamia product lines and worldwide distribution channels that drive added value for our growers.
Marquis Marketing is not content simply selling to existing markets at commodity prices. We forge global partnerships in value-added macadamia markets, constantly driving new distribution channels and higher prices for our growers.
Marquis has a long-term commitment to our growers. We’re not just a processor – Marquis has the goals, leadership and drive to steer the macadamia industry into the future. And that’s exactly what we’re doing!
We’ve been pivotal in driving many initiatives to shape the future of our industry, including standardised nut-in-shell laboratory assessment systems.
Marquis actively works with the macadamia industry throughout the world, including the Australian Macadamia Society, Australian growers, Macadamias South Africa, South African growers, and other overseas growers and producers, to help lead the industry to a sustainable, long-term future.
Our combination of a payment scheme that rewards quality, offers a fair and consistent laboratory testing process, and delivers fast payment ensures that our growers receive maximum value for their crop. Marquis’ track record of increasing the final price paid to our growers means you can have confidence Marquis will provide you with the best returns in the industry.
Marquis offers high upfront payments and has a strong history of full payments made to all of our growers before Christmas. These faster payments allow our growers to spend or invest their income as they require and can reduce the need for seasonal finance.
Our payment terms are specifically designed to assist growers with their cash flow. This means our growers have the confidence to plan their cash flow with greater certainty.
Our fully transparent testing process is fair to our growers. Marquis growers have found that while the price offered is important, the laboratory assessment of nut-in-shell also plays a critical role in determining their income. This is why we have created a laboratory testing system known for its reliable and consistent nut-in-shell testing. This system means that as a Marquis supplier, you can realise the higher returns you deserve.
We have an open-door laboratory policy for consignment testing, and growers are welcome to visit and see their assessments being performed. We keep all test samples for two months to allow the grower to review the samples if desired. Our grower services team also use these samples to assist growers in determining quality issues and formulate farm improvements to increase quality and return for growers.
We also provide a special testing service for growers to allow them to make better farm management decisions, such as when to commence harvesting or start tree shaking.
Fair to growers, open and transparent – the pillars of Marquis’ laboratory testing.
Our efficient, high capacity receivals area ensures we can always accept your crop – meaning you get paid more money, sooner! By not having to store the nut-in-shell in your own silos, you’ll avoid any potential loss of quality. Better quality = better profits. Our ability to receive nut-in-shell when you want to deliver will also decrease your farm storage requirements, thereby reducing your capital costs.
Marquis is at the forefront of assisting growers with progressive farming practices to increase your return. We have an ongoing commitment to improving your crop yield and optimising the quality of your nut-in-shell, enabling you to maximise your profit. Our regular grower field days demonstrate the practical applications of the latest research and industry developments. It is our partnership with growers that has been core to our success and to the success of our growers.
Marquis’ world class processing technology ensures your kernel gets to the market in the best shape to command the best possible returns, every time.
We continually implement new techniques and update the factories with cutting-edge equipment to lower processing costs and improve quality. This allows us to return higher payments to growers.
Marquis’ international reputation for quality is a highly prized asset. Retaining industry-leading quality standards means Marquis can command consistently high prices for our products, so we can pay consistently high prices to our growers.
In addition to the usual programs of HACCP and BRC, Marquis has its own systems in place to ensure the customer enjoys eating the most delicious macadamias.
We take great care to ensure your kernel has the longest possible shelf life by controlling storage and processing conditions. By delivering the customer the best possible quality every time, Marquis retains its reputation for quality and its ability to deliver high prices to growers.
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Learn More about Becoming a SupplierIf you would like more information on our grower benefits or how to become a grower with Marquis Macadamias, get in touch today.
Lismore, New South Wales on +61 2 6624 3900 Bundaberg, Queensland on +61 7 4155 9377Alternatively, enter your details in the contact form here.
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