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Awards

Robern Menz has participated in a range of Awards over the years with success. Telstra Business Awards, FBA and the Premiers Food Awards. Not only has the company itself been successful, but of course our delicious products have won medals.

2013 SA Food Industry Awards - Hall of Fame

Robern Menz was inducted into the San Remo Hall of Fame for their passion, commitment and leadership in enhancing the position and profile of the SA food industry.

With 150 years of tradition and is a family business spanning over four generations, Robern Menz is an experienced and innovative food manufacturer and custodian of iconic food brands such as Fruchocs and Crown Mints.

Robern Menz is passionately South Australian, and understands the food industry.

With a commitment to business excellence and a strong corporate social responsibility, Robern Menz continue to support the community both environmentally and socially, and have a vision to maintain Australia’s food security in the face of globalisation.

Robern Menz work tirelessly to promote their brand and the South Australian Food Industry. They have excellent understanding of the food industry, and listening and engaging with their community has always been a core value, with customer feedback being essential to decision making.

2013 & 2015 SA Food Industry Awards - Consumer Award


It's official, Robern Menz is SA's fave foodie, winning the inaugural Buy South Australian "Consumer Award" at both the 2013 & 2015 South Australian Food Industry Awards! This new category was set up with the aim of enabling consumers of South Australian foods to vote for their favourite South Australian food company, and to drive consumer recognition and engagement with South Australian brands.

An elite group of 20 iconic South Australian food brands made up the group of finalists in line to receive this prestigious awards, including Spring Gully Foods, Kyton's Bakery, Tucket;s Natural and Lucia's Fine Foods.

2013 SA Food Industry Awards - Leadership Award

Philip Sims, CEO of our 4th generation owned family business, Robern Menz has taken out the Bickford's Australia "Leadership Award" at the 2013 South Australian Food Industry Awards in recognition of his work within the industry, specifically with the Shop & Swap to SA Campaign and market leading move to using segregated and certified sustainable palm-oil.

The Bickford's Australia "Leadership Award" recognizes and individual within the SA food industry who has a commitment to excellence and who inspires and influences others.

The Foodland SA Understanding Consumers Award recognizes the company with the best product, based on consumer demand. An elite group of iconic South Australian food brands were among the group of finalists to receive this award.

2011 SA Premiers Food Awards - Understanding Consumers Award

South Australian confectionery & dried fruit manufacturer Robern Menz has taken out the Foodland SA “Understanding Customers Award” at the 2011 South Australian Premier’s Food Awards in recognition of their hugely successful GIANT Fruchoc Campaign.

The Foodland SA Understanding Consumers Award recognizes the company with the best product, based on consumer demand. An elite group of iconic South Australian food brands were among the group of finalists to receive this award.

2010 Royal Adelaide Show - Highly Commended for the FruChoc Stand in the Showbag Hall.

This year at the Royal Adelaide Show, Robern Menz upgraded their stand to one that was three times as big as last years stand! It seems the hard work getting it designed, painted, and built was all worth it, with Robern Menz collecting a Highly Commended certificate from the Royal Show Society for the stand.

2009 SA Premiers Food Awards - Workforce Development Award

Understanding that a business is only as good as the people who work in it has seen iconic South Australian confectionery and fruit snack manufacturer Robern Menz take out the ‘Food and Beverage Development Fund Workforce Development Award’ at the 2009 SA Premier’s Food Awards. The SA Premier’s Food Awards are a celebration of the state’s food industry andprovide a benchmark to which all South Australian food businesses can aspire.

This year’s awards were presented at a gala dinner in Adelaide on Friday November 6.The ‘Food and Beverage Development Fund Workforce Development Award’ recognises a business which has demonstrated commitment to developing its workforce to improve its overall business performance. 

“Strategies like adopting an ‘open-door’ management style and developing an innovative HR program which engages, encourages and rewards staff members -have enabled us to create a really positive working environment for our employees,” says Robern Menz CEO, Philip Sims. “Also, when you invest in your people – you’re investing in the future of the company as a whole. Supporting, training and empowering employees adds strength and value to the entire business through increased motivation, better time management and the financial savings gained from greater efficiencies.”

2008 SA Premiers Food Awards – SARDI Innovation Award

In November we were presented with the SARDI Innovation Award at the 2008 South Australian Premier’s Food Awards for its popular, healthy fruit snack – Robern FruBears.

Now in their 11th year, the SA Premier’s Food Awards are a celebration of the state’s food industry and provide a benchmark to which all South Australian food businesses can aspire.

The SARDI Innovation Award recognizes a businesses innovative thinking and practices in the development of products, packaging or processing to gain commercial advantage.

“This win is a terrific acknowledgement of the efforts of all those people who worked so tirelessly on the research, development and commercialisation of Robern FruBears,” says Robern Menz CEO, Mr Philip Sims. “We knew there was an opportunity in the market for a bite-sized fruit snack which was not only fun to eat, but also healthy – and the positive consumer response to FruBears across their year is proof we made the right investment.”

FBA LogoFamily Business Association of Australia … SA Hall-of-Fame Induction 2004

In July 2004 Robern Menz was inducted into the Family Business Association’s SA Hall of Fame. This induction acknowledges and celebrates South Australian family businesses that are recognised in their fields of endeavour as State icons and historically reflect well on South Australian society.

We now join the ranks of other Hall-of-Fame members such as Angove’s, Bleasdale Wines, Coopers, Haigh’s, Michell’s, Laucke Flour Mills, Rossi Boots and Yalumba. Click on the link for further information. http://www.fbasa-hall-of-fame.com.au Family Business Association of Australia … SA Business of the Year 2004

But that is not all. We were also the winner of South Australian family business of the year the 4th generation and over category. The award celebrates the achievements of Robern Menz and its contribution to our life, economy and culture. An absolutely fantastic achievement! Click on the link for further information. http://www.fambiz.com.au.

Heritage Icon Logo2005 Menz FruChocs was made an Icon of the state by the Bank SA Heritage Icons List

 

 

Sydney Royal Show 2004 – Gold Medal for Medlow Choc Coated Turkish Delight Gels

Messenger Small Business Awards - City & Eastern Region 2004 – Finalist

DIAA Australian Dairy Products Competition 2004 – Silver Medal for Menz FruChocs

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