Lae Biscuit Company
Lae Biscuit Company, established since 1972, is one of the pioneer biscuit manufacturers in Papua New Guinea and is responsible for some of the country’s best-known biscuits, including:
SNAX brand of beef and chicken flavoured biscuits, CABIN biscuit, BEEF NAVY biscuit and the WHEATMEAL brand.
The most popular—Snax biscuits— are made with authentic flavour to meet both local tastes and international standards. Lae Biscuit Company has produced a variety of products that have attained Gold Status in Papua New Guinea; its biscuits are also exported to several Pacific countries like Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
In 2009, Lae Biscuit Company relocated from the centre of Lae to a state-of-the-art new factory in Kamkumung area in the city’s outskirts, creating much-needed local employment. This facility doubled the workforce in Lae to about 450 people and provides some of the best wages and conditions for manufacturing workers in PNG. A second manufacturing facility in Port Moresby employs another 250 staff.
Lae Biscuit is well regarded as a good corporate citizen. It assists and sponsors many local groups and sporting associations, with the most well known being the LAE SNAX TIGERS rugby league team.