Ramco family buys back former juicing plant… Fruitful return

Riverland business Lochert Bros has bought back the Ramco juice site from Coca-Cola Amatil after it sold the former Crusta plant 13 years ago. The new team at LB Processing and Storage are Shawn Wood (left), Peter Kuchel, James Lochert, Lochert Bros managing director Robert Lochert, factory manager Timothy Lochert and Mel Brisco. PHOTO: supplied
FAMILY-owned local business Lochert Bros has bought back its former Crusta site at Ramco, six months after drinks giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) canned its operations

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Sara Gilligan


Sara Gilligan completed a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Writing and Creative Communication at the University of South Australia in 2014. She has spent the past year working as a journalist at the Murray Pioneer's sister paper The River News in Waikerie. Sara grew up in the Adelaide Hills before moving to the Riverland to pursue her career. She enjoys reading, writing and exploring the outdoors.