Penrice Soda Products
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Penrice Soda Products (ASX: PSH) was a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, named after its quarry near the small town of Penrice, South Australia. It was placed in liquidation in August 2014.
|Traded as||ASX: PSH|
Number of locations
|David Trebeck (Chairman)|
Guy Roberts (Managing Director)
|Revenue||$137.2 million (June 2013)|
|$21.4 million (June 2013)|
Number of employees
|174 (June 2013)|
In addition to its large limestone and marble quarry just north of Angaston, it had a number of other establishments in South Australia, including the only soda ash production facility in Australia, located on the Port River in the north-western Adelaide suburb of Osborne. On 24 June 2014, Penrice Soda Products announced that it would be closing its Osborne plant.
Penrice Soda Products was the last company in South Australia to use the broad gauge rail network in South Australia with Genesee & Wyoming Australia operating the Penrice Stone Train from the Penrice Quarry on the Barossa Valley line to Penrice Soda Products' soda ash factory in Osborne. It ceased operating in June 2014 when the Osborne factory closed.
Soda ash plantEdit
The Soda Ash plant also used salt from the St Kilda lagoons which was (normally) harvested in autumn and piped as a saturated brine solution across the Port River to the plant.
- "Annual Report 30 June 2013" Penrice Soda Products
- Penrice Soda Holdings Limited Australian Securities Exchange
- "Administrators announce closure of Penrice chemical plant" (PDF). Media release. McGrathNichol Corporate Recovery. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- Penrice soda ash plant at Osborne closing ABC News 25 June 2014
- "Penrice stoney and SBR iron trains cease" Railway Digest August 2014 page 19