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39
1939Alfredo Nugan emigrates from Spain with his family
1940
1940Nugan Group founded in Griffith, New South Wales
41
1941Opening of first packing shed

First Nugan label printed
43
1943Commence transporting produce throughout Queensland

First pre-cooled and iced transport
47
1947Purchase Banna Avenue, Nugan Group’s current headquarters

Construction of state of the art packing complex
48
1948Operations begin at Banna Avenue
1960
62
1962Ken Nugan joins the family business
65

67
1965Alfredo Nugan retires and Ken Nugan acquires the family business

Purchase Manuka Grove and develop into citrus orchard
70s

73
1970Become major supplier of fruit and vegetable to the supermarkets

Nugan Group becomes a public company
74
1974Purchase wholesale market stands in Rocklea Markets, Brisbane

Nugan Quality Foods opens to supply citrus juice concentrates to domestic market
1980
81

84
1981Changes in produce and fruit juice industries bring financial strain

Matthew Nugan joins family business
86
1986Ken Nugan dies of cancer

Michelle Nugan becomes Managing Director

Nugan Quality Foods looks to export market for opportunities
87



88
1987Nugan Group returned to private ownership

Nugan Quality Foods expands operations to accommodate export growth

Begin exporting cloudy apple juice to Asia
90
1990Purchase of 50% of Talinga Park
92
1992Purchase of 50% of Cookoothama
93
1993Develop vineyards at Cookoothama and Talinga Park
94
1994Nugan Quality Foods begins exporting carrot juice to Asia
95
1995Nugan Quality Foods doubles facility due to export growth
98
1998Develop 325 hectares of olives at Cookoothama

Purchase and development of Frasca’s Lane Vineyard

Development of Manuka Grove into a vineyard
99
1999Nugan Estate begins wine production (at Nugan Quality Foods site)
2000
2000Purchase and development of state of the art winery

Matthew Nugan purchases McLaren Parish Vineyard
01
2001Michelin Restaurant opens at Nugan Group’s headquarters

Tiffany Nugan joins the family business

Nugan Estate launches wine brands globally
02
2002Nugan Estate opens state of the art winery with capacity to crush 5,000 tonne
03
2003Purchase state of the art olive oil press and launch Nugan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
04
2004Sales growth results in winery increasing capacity to 10,000 tonne
05
2005Purchase of Crawford Road site for Nugan Quality Foods

Nugan Estate one of Australia’s Top 20 Wine Exporters
06
2006Nugan Estate owns 590 hectares of vineyards (18th largest vineyard holders in Australia), 220 hectares of citrus and 325 hectares of olives.

Nugan Quality Foods moves to Crawford Road with the completion of state of the art juice manufacturing plant

Nugan Quality Foods is largest exporter of niche products to Asia in the Southern Hemisphere with production in excess of 70,000 tonne per annum

Construction of Nugan Estate’s Tuscan Visitors’ Centre (completion 2010)

 

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