GLOBE Manufacturing began as a family business (James Barnes Pty Ltd.) in Australia in 1881.
Through a superior distribution system, the GLOBE Cannery provides competitively priced, high quality packaged food products to the PNG and Regional consumer markets under its major brands GLOBE, Sita and Sunsweet.
The company grew and began exporting corned beef to Papua New Guinea shortly after World War II. A 1983 PNG government white paper on international development identified meat canning as an industry that should be established in PNG. A feasibility study was undertaken and in November 1984 an agreement was signed between James Barnes Pty Ltd. of Australia and the Papua New Guinea Government.
Granted sole manufacturing rights for canned meats in the country, 30 acres of alienated swampland was leased in Madang for the construction of a meat cannery that met USDA and EEC standards. While initially planned as a meat canning facility only, GLOBE began restructuring and diversifying its operations in 1987 to include canned dripping, canned cake rolls, canned hot packs, and PVC bottle manufacturing and filling.
Now offering over 86 varieties of packaged foods, with 52 of this under the GLOBE brand, the company has developed into one of the premier food packaging operations in the South Pacific Region.