In the early 1930s, founding member Alic Knispel started growing and packing citrus in the Riverland of South Australia. Thirty years later, when Alic’s sons were attending Adelaide High School, the boys began collecting oranges from the family’s packing facility and hand-squeezing them in their mother’s Kilburn kitchen.
The juice was sold to the local shops and taken to school with them in plastic flagons to sell to the other boys. The Knispel boys and their father were nicknamed ‘Nippy’ by their friends and consequently, the juice became known as ‘Nippy’s juice’.
The Nippy’s family now owns three companies in South Australia that are independently owned and run by members of the Nippy’s family. The main business is the manufacture of fruit juice and flavoured dairy products under the Nippy’s name.
Controlling the quality, consistency, and freshness – from tree to pack – has helped them develop a well-loved South Australian brand, as well as a diverse range of delicious products.
State-of the-art, Cold Aseptic Packaging facility.
At the Moorook facility, the production of Nippy’s long-life products takes place, including juices, organic juices, and flavoured dairy drinks. These products are sold in Australia and also exported overseas.
Nippy’s Waikerie Producers Pty Ltd is a citrus Packing and Processing complex situated on Ian Oliver Drive, on the eastern edge of the township, in the Riverland of South Australia.
Originally established in 1914 as a Growers Co-operative to pack and sell dried fruit, it is now a privately owned as part of the Knispel family group of companies.
The fruit is sourced from local and Riverland fruit-growers who deliver to depots or directly to the Waikerie plant. Nippy’s also owns and manages almost 600 acres of our own orchards.