Wiley shines at the Australian Institute of Builders Awards, garnering two prestigious accolades for outstanding work in the food industry

Graham Harvey receiving his High Commedation from AIB Qld Chapter
Melanie Patterson from Wiley receiving her award for Professional Excellence from the AIB
JBS Beef City Plate Freezer Team
Melanie Patterson with Zane Taylor and the extended team from the YouFoodz project

We are thrilled to announce that Wiley, leading provider of innovative solutions for the food industry, has been honoured with not just one, but two esteemed awards at the annual Australian Institute of Builders (AIB) Professional Excellence Awards in Queensland. This recognition highlights our unwavering commitment to delivering excellence in the realm of food industry projects. Our ground-breaking work for JBS Australia on the Beef City Plate Freezers project and our innovative contributions to the large-scale ready meals facility at Berrinba Logistics Hub have been celebrated, showcasing our ability to push boundaries and transform the food industry landscape.

Revolutionising the Beef City Plate Freezers at JBS Australia: Wiley embarked on a transformative journey with JBS Australia, addressing the crucial need to replace end-of-life manual plate freezers at the Beef City facility. Our objective was to create a new plate freezer building capable of rapidly freezing 3072 cartons of export-quality meat products. Plate freezers are highly specialised equipment, consisting of multiple large aluminium plates with ammonia refrigerant passing through them at extremely low temperatures. With meticulous planning and expert craftsmanship, we successfully accomplished this feat, revolutionising the freezing process and optimising efficiency for JBS Australia. For his remarkable leadership and exceptional project management skills, we proudly acknowledge Graham Harvey‘s exceptional work on this project, which earned him a well-deserved High Commendation at the AIB Professional Excellence Awards. Graham’s client at JBS, Neil Brereton – JBS Group Engineer, was happy to recommend Graham and Wiley for this award saying “JBS are very pleased with the final outcome with all works completed on time and budget ready for commissioning and operations. Wiley were a pleasure to work with.”.

Pioneering a greenfield factory for the ready meals sector: In yet another ground-breaking project, Wiley partnered with a major client in the ready meals sector to design and construct a state-of-the-art greenfield factory on a 30,441m2 site at the Berrinba Logistics Hub (by LOGOS) in Brisbane’s southwest. This ambitious project involved creating a bespoke, environmentally friendly facility spanning 13,700m² and encompassing complex processing and services. By consolidating three production sites into one, we optimised operational efficiencies for our client, who is a trailblazing ready meals supplier. Furthermore, we seamlessly integrated their in-house marketing, administration, distribution, and operations functions into a single operational site, solidifying Wiley’s reputation as a comprehensive solution provider. Wiley proudly congratulates Melanie Patterson, who was honoured with the prestigious Professional Excellence award and will be progressing to the National AIB Awards in September. Melanie said “the project’s success would not have been possible without your huge effort put in from the first day onsite through to the very last. And a big thank you to the subcontractors and suppliers who equally stepped up to the challenge.”.

Wiley’s exceptional performance at the Australian Institute of Builders Professional Excellence Awards stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in the food industry. Our ground-breaking work on the JBS Australia Beef City Plate Freezers project and the innovative greenfield factory at the Berrinba Logistics Hub has been widely acclaimed and recognised . We extend our warmest congratulations to Wiley project manager Melanie Patterson for her Professional Excellence award and Graham Harvey for his High Commendation and to the other professionals across the industry for their success and recognition. These accolades further solidify Wiley’s position as a trusted industry leader, dedicated to delivering transformative solutions for our clients and revolutionising the food industry landscape. As we move forward, Wiley remains committed to pushing boundaries, embracing innovation, and setting new benchmarks of excellence in all our endeavours.