Jun 29 2020
From 1902 until 1962 our Cambridge offices were the site of Fencourt’s Historic Dairy Factory, recently we have converted the dairy factory into our brand new Cambridge offices!
The Cambridge Co-operative Dairy Company was established in 1901 and the Fencourt creamery was in operation by the spring of 1902. In 1915 the Fencourt creamery was converted for use as a cheese factory . Unfortunately, this building was destroyed by fire in 1941 a new factory was built on its site using the same foundations. The new factory was an 8-vat factory and staff worked two shifts a day. The new factory was capable of producing an impressive 840 tonnes of cheese per annum. The factory was closed in 1962 due to the increase in milk tankers which meant small factories were no longer required to service local farmers. The former factory continued in light industrial use for over 50 years, more recently as the home of Majestic.
Our Waikato & Central Districts Transport Manager; Mark Jones has proven his versatility over the past few months while he has played a key role in the conversion of the Cambridge dairy factory into our brand new Cambridge offices! The conversion started late 2019 and has just finished this month.
Mark has been on-site to project manage the conversion from the old Fencourt Dairy Factory, to the purpose built offices. Concrete from the old offices was crushed and recycled and is now used as the foundation for the new offices. Mark has project managed the entire build including the final tasks such as organising the phones and computers for the office.
On top of his part time project management, Mark arranged for the removal of some old trucks, and turned this into a good return for the company!
Thank you Mark for your hard work, versatility and dedication to the Majestic team.