Lupin firm keen to employ lo­cally


The Advocate (Perth) - - ANZAC DAY 2017 -

A FOOD com­pany that pro­cesses and packs Aus­tralian sweet lupins from WA farm­ers is look­ing to employ lo­cally at its Bullsbrook mill.

The Lupin Co man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Fien­berg said they chose the area for its pur­pose­built lupin food mill to give their farm­ers good ac­cess with­out the con­straint of traf­fic con­ges­tion and with room to grow in the fu­ture.

“We do not have any lo­cals work­ing in our team yet, but aim to be em­ploy­ing lo­cally over the coming months,” Mr Fien­berg said.

“We are us­ing lo­cal net­works to help spread the work and at­tract the right staff that would rather work in a lo­cal busi­ness and avoid the has­sle of ex­tended travel times, with the flex­i­bil­ity to work shifts that suit their fam­ily sit­u­a­tions.

“For ex­am­ple, par­ents that would like to be home in time for the end of school and to col­lect the kids.”

He said The Lupin Co was a new and glob­ally unique com­pany with an amaz­ing food sourced right from the pad­dock and man­aged all the way to the packet.

“Our de­vel­op­ments include ex­tend­ing the TLC lupin flake prod­uct dis­tri­bu­tion to the health and well­ness and gluten­free mar­kets in Aus­tralia,” he said.

“To do that, we need lo­cal staff that are able to work with us on high stan­dards of food pack­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion in a flex­i­ble way.

“The op­por­tu­nity to work with lo­cal busi­nesses in the con­struc­tion phase and fu­ture op­er­a­tions is very im­por­tant to us. Sup­port­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity is a busi­ness im­per­a­tive and we can do this in many ways, in­clud­ing em­ploy­ing staff and lo­cal trades as a pri­or­ity over other ser­vice providers.”

He said the cul­ture of the busi­ness was best de­scribed as be­ing gen­tle on the en­vi­ron­ment, their farm­ers and their con­sumers.

“We be­lieve that the world has a new-found re­spect for pulses in gen­eral, lupins in­cluded,” he said.

“Our prod­uct is very high in both pro­tein and di­etary fi­bre, low in carbs and fat and comes with a great pedi­gree of med­i­cal ev­i­dence that shows sig­nif­i­cant health ben­e­fits.

“The feed­back we have had from the ini­tial mar­ket rep­re­sen­ta­tion has been very good and we aim to develop this over time.”

Lo­cal res­i­dents in­ter­ested in work­ing with The Lupin Co can email

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d466862

The Lupin Co man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Fien­berg.

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