History of Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers Pty Ltd


Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers Pty Ltd (Zammit Smallgoods) is a family owned and operated company whose humble origins date back to 1954.  Francis Zammit, a butcher by trade, migrated from Malta to Australia and with the help of his sons, began producing Maltese sausages for the local community.

In 1958, the Zammit family expanded its business and began manufacturing hams – the products for which the company is now renowned.  Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers handle the production of smallgoods through all its stages, starting with selecting the finest quality meats. They create a unique balance by utilising the latest technological efficiencies to control and monitor the curing, cooking and packaging of the products all within their factory premises, whilst still keeping their traditional foundations. This is all achieved under great vigilance, with over 60 years experience within the industry.  Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers are HACCP approved, organically certified and apart of the Woolworths supplier excellence program.

The quality of Zammit’s hams is evident through their results in prestigious competitions.  Since the company first began entering the hams in the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1990, it has not failed to take home one or more first placing’s in various categories each and every year.  In recent times, Zammit’s were also awarded as the 2016-2017 best national artisan bacon award for it’s full rasher bacon.

While growing slowly and steadily right from the early days, 1997 heralded the beginning of a boom period of growth and expansion for the company.  Zammit’s premises were significantly enlarged and enhanced, and sales consequently went with it – another testament to the continued quality of the Zammit’s products, which are supplied to leading hotels, clubs, restaurants, butchers and caterers Australia wide.

Today, Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers is well established and considered amongst the elite in the business of smallgoods.  The Zammit brand is synonymous with premium quality ham and bacon and this reputation brings great pride to the management and staff of the company.

Zammit Ham & Bacon Curers continues to remain a family-owned and family-run business.  With this wealth of experience which has been inherited from generation to generation since 1954, Zammit’s will continue to guarantee its proud tradition of manufacturing exceptional quality smallgoods

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