The business grew steadily and in 2005, the brothers formed a Joint Venture with the Chairman of the Manildra Group of Companies, Mr. Dick Honan. A new fully integrated seed crushing and oil refining plant was established on a greenfield site in Manildra, in the heart of the canola growing region of NSW, and starting operating in 2007.
The business commissioned a new on-site packaging facility in 2011 to allow it to package a range of MSM Milling produced edible oils for the domestic and international food service market. The facility boasts fully automated drum manufacturing and filling lines with the latest European technology, a Bag in Box filling line as well as a new state of the art retail packing line that was installed and commissioned in 2016. The packing plant allows MSM Milling to fulfill all packaging orders on-site, ready for delivery and export.
In 2014, MSM Milling built and commissioned a new Feed Mill to value add to canola meal pressed on-site. The plant produces high quality and high protein stockfeeds for local and international markets.
In 2019, MSM Milling commissioned a multi-million dollar cornerstone project for the Australian food processing industry, making it the country’s first low carbon canola oil producer.
A state-of-the-art $5.38 million biomass-fuelled boiler was funded by the 100% Australian family owned company, in conjunction with a $2-million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), under the Advancing Renewables Program.
The project involved the installation of a 4.88MW boiler, which is fuelled by locally sourced renewable wood waste, forestry thinnings, offcuts and sawmill by-products, to generate the steam needed for the canola processing operation.
The biomass boiler replaces three LPG boilers, with the vast majority of heat and steam requirements now coming from renewables. MSM Milling's commitment to sustainability and adoption of renewable energy, helps ensure the future of the business, and is in line with consumers’ demands for environmentally friendly products, production, supply chains and businesses.
MSM Milling has enjoyed rapid growth by providing quality products, un-paralleled customer service and unwavering commitment to sustainable and efficient operations.
Today, MSM Milling crushes more canola seed every 24 hours than the business crushed in its first full year of operation on the Mac Smith family farm nearly 30 years ago.