Business Alliance Group announces annual results
Murray Taggart, chair of Alliance Group, said the increase in profit ($ 10 mill. 2018) was pleasing and reflected the co-operative’s drive to maximise operational efficiency and focus on capturing greater market value. There was also strong growth for Alliance Group in the global food service sector, he said.
David Surveyor, chief executive of Alliance Group, said the co-operative’s performance demonstrated the company’s transformation strategy remainson track. “We continued to lift our beef processing performance with our Levin, Mataura and Pukeuri plants processing record numbers of cattle during the 2018-19 season.“
Alliance Group has also been investing in its people with plant training and supervisory programmes for almost 2,000 people. The co-operative remained focused on improving its safety performance, said Surveyor. “This year, we significantly stepped up our work on critical risks, the safety issues which may result in serious injuries. We invested in five key areas, ammonia, asbestos, traffic management, energy isolation and machine guarding. We also completed our programme to replace and upgrade all of our bands with the new Blade Stop technology, which significantly reduces the risk of serious injuries for our people.”