Our Story

With the its origins in Austria, the Gotzinger name has come a long way since 1908...

The original owners migrated to Australia in the early 1908 and opened a smallgoods factory in Burleigh on the Gold Coast. The business enjoyed growth in the foodservice sector supplying hotels, restaurants and local delis. The business was sold in 2000 to Antony van der Drift. Antony had been involved in the Smallgoods industry his entire adult life with his father owning one of Australia’s largest Smallgoods companies, Hans Smallgoods.

Antony expanded the business opening the James Street Deli in Burleigh Heads where Gotzinger products were sold directly to the public. After great success and an ever growing customer base the Gotzinger factory moved to a purpose build facility in Yatala Queensland. Since the move in 2003 Gotzinger has been experiencing steady growth entering the retail market with products available in major supermarkets across Australia. Staff has grown over the years with 100 people now employed by the business.

 

The Gotzinger Story

1908

Born in Europe, raised in Australia. Gotzinger Smallgoods begins its life in Austria, just outside Vienna. The original owner migrates to Australia and begin producing European Smallgoods on the Gold Coast.

 


1965

Smallgoods have always run in the family…In Brisbane, Hans van der Drift starts producing continental Smallgoods. The company grows to become one of the largest Smallgoods manufactures in the country. Antony van der Drift works along side his Father and brothers to learn the craft of Smallgoods production.


1988

Antony van der Drift travels to Europe to further explore the Smallgoods trade in the small town of Frauental, Austria.

1989

Hans Smallgoods is sold in 1989. Hans van der Drift went on to diversify his business interests and Antony van der Drift subsequently takes a 10 year hiatus from food industry. His love of smallgoods, however, lives on.

2000

Antony van der Drift purchases Gold Coast based Smallgoods Company Gotzinger Smallgoods reigniting his love for quality continental hams, bacon and wursts. Upon take over the company enjoys great success and out grows its Burleigh premises.

2004

Gotzinger Smallgoods relocates from Burleigh to a purpose built facility in Yalata, Queensland.



Today

Gotzinger Smallgoods is Queensland’s largest Australian owned Smallgoods manufacturer. The company employs over 100 people around the country. Although the company has grown significantly over the past decade, Gotzinger continues to produce high quality, award winning Smallgoods the traditional way using original recipes and techniques.

The Future

Gotzinger Smallgoods has already expanded into overseas markets exporting products into New Zealand, Dubai and Hong Kong. We look forward to future opportunities in national and international markets and are committed to produce the finest hams, bacon and wursts without compromising flavour and quality.

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