Temperature management

From farm gate to climate controlled warehousing to retailer - we make sure you don't have to worry about a thing.

Our sealed loading docks ensure our cold chain remains intact and your produce is kept at the optimum temperature and condition from the time it leaves your facility until the time it arrives at point of sale - no matter where in the world that might be!

Unload direct to our warehouse and you're as close as you can be to the Brisbane Produce Market, Queensland's most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh produce. With over 50 wholesalers on our doorstep, as well as our own national wholesale and retail network and international network through Darling Group, we can ensure your product is ready and waiting to be sold the instant it is required.


Ripening and conditioning

Your produce is conditioned under the the strictest control in our state-of-the-art ripening rooms.

No matter where your produce is destined for, JH Leavy & Co. will get it there on time and in at the required ripeness.  If your buyer wants avocados that are ready to eat the day they arrive - or in two days from arrival, we can provide them. Our team have significant experience in the ripening and conditioning of a wide range of produce.

It's all done via our thorough ripening processes and complete understanding of transport logistics. 


Fast cooling

Our automated cool rooms take the heat out of your produce quickly and control the ripening process to meet your specifications.

Goods can be held in storage for longer periods and your produce can go to market when the time is right.

Our world-class humidity Humicool®  cold rooms have been constructed using superior technologies to give optimum temperature management for all varieties of fruit and vegetables.


Storage – cool or dry

JH Leavy & Co. has the answer for all of your cool or dry storage needs in our excellent facilities.

With over 3000sqm of refrigeration, broken up into nine different temperature zones, we can offer our growers and customer capacity to store and distribute over 1,000 pallets of produce from short term to long term periods.



We know and work to the various regulations that govern a broad range of industries including major chain stores and independent retailers.



Transport and logistics

We distribute produce to all major markets in each capital city on a daily basis.

Our transport solutions enable the most efficient movement of produce in an optimised environment to maximise the quality of your produce.



We can take care of all your labelling needs

Your specific labels will contain all of your details and will be attached according to your particular requirements as part of our stringent quality control standards. Pallets are labelled according to destination specifications.


Accreditation and certification

Our facility is a registered export establishment with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).

 We are currently certified under the SQF comprehensive food safety and quality management system. We also hold the Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme (HARPS) certification which is accepted by Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Costco and IGA.



QA inspection capability

 We operate the iAuditor quality control system which provides a 360° comprehensive quality assurance service from receipt to dispatch.



Marketing and sales

We have been leaders in the warehousing, marketing and sales of top quality fruit and vegetables for over 100 years.