about essence group.

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Essence Group is a leading, Australian-owned contract manufacturer with over 15 years’ experience in the manufacture of infant nutrition products, listed medicines and dietary supplements.

Today we employ over one hundred and eighty personnel at two facilities state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney (8,000 sqm) and Nowra (10,000 sqm) and work with Australia’s biggest brands and private label customers to create a wide variety of products including tablets, capsules, powders and sachets. Along with our high-quality food manufacturing capabilities, Essence Group also holds an approved CNCA and dairy export licence.

Essence Group offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for leading brands and private labels with capabilities including industrial goods blending, powders, capsules, tablets and probiotics.

We have a reputation for excellence in quality, innovation, speed to market, reliability and unsurpassed customer service.


industry experts tailored for you.

The Essence Group team comprises a range of experts in health and well-being, manufacturing, retail, marketing, finance, regulatory affairs, operations and innovation.

What distinguishes our team from the rest is our focus on sustainable growth, innovation and the manufacture of quality products that serves customers, consumers and communities.


Jimmy Seervai


Managing Director and Founder of Essence Group, Jimmy has developed one of the most highly regarded Australian-owned food and therapeutic manufacturing facilities. With a passion for Australian-made products, Jimmy strives to embed innovation in everything we do.

Matthew Caldicott


Our multi disciplined CEO with over 12 years experience as a Chartered Accountant, CEO and Business Adviser. Matthew is tasked with leading the company’s business operations, and executing Essence Group’s business strategy, ensuring operational excellence company-wide. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant.

Jochen Valdeck

Technical Manager

Linny Sou

Business Manager

Over 9 years’ experience working in sales in the food industry. Proven results in Account Management and Business Development. Focusing on solutions for contract manufacturing, finished products and functional food ingredients.

Yi Ping Tay

Business Manager

Ping has extensive experience in international brand and marketing management specialising in health foods and supplements. Her years of experience in the industry has seen her develop products and brands across emerging markets with a focus on the execution of marketing and sales strategies.