Businesses

Our businesses are at the core of our existence, providing employment and supporting our mission to improve the lives of people with disability.

Businesses

Our businesses are at the core of our existence, providing employment and supporting our mission to improve the lives of people with disability.

Our businesses are at the core of our existence, providing employment and supporting our mission to improve the lives of people with disability.

Find our more about our core business activities:

Manufacturing

Ready-to-assemble furniture, timber processing, furniture assembly.

Packaging

APG Horticulture

Grounds Maintenance, Landscaping, Horticultural Services

Hospitality

Mobile Catering and Balyana Conference Centre

Packaging

We offer comprehensive and reliable packaging and assembly services.

Bedford provides a complete commercial packaging and assembly service to an impressive mix of Australian and international companies and has a reputation for high quality performance and a customer-focussed attitude.

The big name manufacturers who outsource the final assembly and packaging of their products to us know that our combined resources, knowledge and specialist packaging machinery will deliver a highly professional result on budget and on time. 

We have the ability to provide tailored solutions to any packaging requirement: from unusual one-off tasks, to coordinating and managing national packing and fulfilment contracts.

Contact our Packaging Manager

We offer customers the following solutions:

  Shrink wrapping and heat sealing
  Component assembly
  Weighing and filling
  Flow wrapping with Polyprophelene
  Flow wrapping with Polyethelene
  Light assembly
  Precise labelling, by hand or machine
  De-labelling
  Collation and sorting
  Mail management
  Promotional packaging including point of sale kits
  Repackaging of product to Australian standards
  Automated multi-site weighing and packing
  Clean room packaging facilities
  Refrigerated storage
  Food packaging
  Beverage packaging
  Bonded warehouse
  Container unloading
  AQIS quarantine approved

This extensive range of services is complemented under superior project management, including managing
sub-contractor services across Australia, supply chain management and campaign management.

We are Australian
With 31 Bedford operated facilities and 14 co-packing partners across Australia and New Zealand, we are sure we will be able to complete your job on time, every time. 

Quality assured
Bedford’s packaging division is accredited to recognised industry standards.

We are committed to being the best and the safest. We have ISO 9001:2000 accreditation, HACCP certification, AS 4801 accreditation and Quality Compliance Officers to ensure each job meets the highest possible standard.

What our customers say
“We utilise Bedford’s world-class packaging facilities and regard this as an extension of our production line. We are most impressed by Bedford’s superior quality systems and exceptional attention to detail.”
Philip Sims, Chief Executive Officer, Robern Menz

APG Horticulture

Adelaide Property and Gardens (APG) has been offering extensive landscaping and horticultural services for over 25 years.

We offer varied and flexible horticultural services with a proven track record of outstanding service delivery.

APG boasts a full range of flexible horticultural and grounds maintenance services to customers, including:

  Horticulture
  Landscaping
  Arboriculture
  Revegetation
  Fencing
  Graffiti Removal
  External Cleaning
  Slashing
  Broad Acre Mowing
  Project Management
  Weed Control

This extensive range of services is complemented by project management capabilities including managing sub-contractor services across Australia.

We are South Australian
APG has sites in Pooraka, Edinburgh, Lonsdale, Mount Gambier, Mount Barker, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie and Kadina. We carry out landscape maintenance contract work for a wide range of developers and local councils from Victor Harbour, through Adelaide metro and on to the Barossa Valley as well as state wide.

Quality assured
APG is accredited to recognised industry standard and was the first South Australian grounds maintenance organisation to receive the ISO 9002 Quality Standard accreditation and we ensure all jobs are carried out to the highest standard in quality and safety.

What our customers say
“We have a very special and mutually beneficial relationship with Bedford. When potential buyers visit the CIC’s Sunday housing development they see well maintained reserves and beautifully landscaped front gardens. That is a definite selling point.”
Geoff Smith, Regional General Manager SA/NT/WA, Canberra Investment Corporation (CIC) Ltd

“Bedford services the complete Mawson Lakes Development comprising of 73,000 square metres of gardens. Bedford is a valuable commercial partner, delivering quality outcomes in a most competitive environment.”
Vince Rigter, Project Director Mawson Lakes Development, Delfin Lend Lease

Contact our APG Manager

Manufacturing

Bedford is one of Australia's largest and most efficient manufacturers of ready-to-assemble furniture (RTA), delivering to customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Operating across five sites in South Australia, Bedford Manufacturing also offers hardwood processing and an associated contract cutting service; cutting components to size for furniture, bed, wardrobe and kitchen manufacturers throughout Australia. We also offer a large specialty crate and pallet division, which can meet orders of any size. 

Bedford Manufacturing provides relevant vocational skills and experience to more than 250 employees, using state-of-the-art woodworking machinery, including Giben front loading saws, and Biesse edgebanders, point-to-point and flow through machines.  Our sophisticated storage and distribution system ensures timely and reliable delivery of product across Australia, each and every time.

Our total usage of particleboard is now over 12,000 cubic metres, making Bedford a significant Australian producer of RTA furniture and cut to size board. This Australian-made particleboard is sourced from the south east of South Australia.

Bedford’s hardwood service delivers packaging and furniture/ componentry and offers a suite of services including design, supply prototypes, and custom orders. We cater for small to large volume orders, and can meet varied product specifications. 

Our commitment to quality follows through to the environment, ensuring high levels of recycling are implemented throughout our services – even our timber shavings go to good use as bedding for a regional poultry business. Bedford operates under the Quality Management System ISO 9001 and is regularly audited to ensure our compliance to provide high quality products.

Bedford's extensive woodworking machinery, storage and distribution facilities provide the flexibility to meet all our customer’s expectations and provide a high quality, competitively priced and large range of timber products. This extensive range of services is complemented by complete project management capabilities.

To view our full range of products, visit the Bedford Furniture website. 

Contact our Manufacturing Manager

Our product information

See our range of products and download the product guides

Hospitality

Providing delicious catering and fostering skills to last a lifetime

Bedford Hospitality provides exceptional skills and training in food preparation, cooking and food service to its 40-plus employees.

Anchored by two large commercial kitchens,
the service provides meals and refreshments for residents at Clapham (Balyana) and hundreds of employees based at Panorama.

Our catering service delivers to various corporate clients and over 70 kilos of Bedford Biscuits are made at our Panorama site and distributed across Adelaide every week.

Our food services have now been extended to our Torrensville and Elizabeth sites, with cafés established to provide meals to employees while building hospitality skills. 

Our hospitality employees develop a range of highly transferable and confidence building skills from barista training through to large-scale catering, menu management and cash handling. Employees are encouraged to make their own recipe choices and adaptions, leading to more
creative menu options on offer.


 

 
 
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