TRISCO Foods is owned by the Tristram family that has been manufacturing food and beverage products in Queensland since 1875. It recently took out the top award at the Premier of Queensland’s awards for exporter of the year.

In the 12 months to August 2019, Queensland’s merchandise exports were worth a total of $87.4bn – an increase of 13.8% from the previous year.

“Congratulations to Trisco Foods for this win and for the success they have experienced in their business,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“This is a deserved win for a family that is always innovating and always striving to provide high quality products and service to clients here and overseas.”

Trisco Foods produces world-class food ingredients, such as syrups and flours that are used here and abroad by leading food companies. It has a strong presence throughout the Asian region and has been exporting for many years.

This year, Trisco Foods opened a factory in Colorado Springs to service demand in the United States.


The Premier said the company’s production and warehousing facility is located in Brisbane with many of the raw materials grown and processed locally.

“The first factory was a small building of two rooms attached to the rear of the family home in Hope Street, South Brisbane,” she said.

“From these humble beginnings the business has grown into a huge success story and we’re extremely proud of this Queensland business from Brisbane taking on the world.”

The Tristram family is well known among older Queenslanders as the name behind the soft drink with the marketing slogan, “Say Tristrams Please”. The brand and soft drink business were sold to Cadbury Schweppes in 1970 when the Trisco Foods company began and the family concentrated on the ingredients business.

There are 17 categories in the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2019. The winners of the industry awards will be automatically entered into the Australian Export Awards, held in Canberra on 3 December 2019.