Doug Cory founded his first business, Cory Johnston Pty Ltd, with co-founder Don Johnston.
At the time, Cory Johnston was one of only two meat wholesalers within the Brisbane region.
Our founder, Doug Cory, first constructed a cold store on 2.2 hectares at Lytton Rd, Hemmant.
Doboy was built to service the storage and distribution needs of his flagship meat and produce business, Cory Johnston Pty Ltd.
Doboy Cold Stores grew steadily as did the building. The original site coverage of 1,350m2 grew to 10,000m2 by 1990.
The facility had capacity for 10,000 pallets, blast freezing for 200 tonne per cycle, an export-accredited boning room that processed 300 head of cattle per day and pet food processing for an international brand.
A second site was commissioned on 2 hectares at nearby Canberra St, Hemmant.
It housed 4,500 pallets and set a new benchmark in design and construction techniques for the industry.
Doug Cory retires, following a stellar business career, spanning almost four decades.
The day to day responsibilities for the group fall to Company Directors, David O’Brien and Trevor Cory.
Doug sells Cory Johnston Pty Ltd to his younger brother Trevor Cory and long-time employee Peter Shearer.
Doug Cory’s succession plan and the transition of ownership, via a management buyout, is now well under way.
David O’Brien becomes a major shareholder and succeeds Doug Cory as Managing Director.
Doboy Cold Stores joins Agro Merchants Group
AGRO Merchants Group owns and operates 55 facilities in 9 countries across North America, Latin America and Europe, with more than 750,000 square meters of Cold Storage space.
AGRO Merchant’s entry into the Australian market provides a platform for further growth throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
As a proud new member of the AGRO Merchants Group, Doboy is now gearing up to play an integral role in the world’s largest network of Family Businesses, delivering Cold Storage and Logistics Solutions on a Global Scale.
We continue to keep Doboy’s’ original core values true: Honesty, Integrity and Excellent Value for Money.