The F. Mayer Imports Story

The Beginnings

F Mayer Imports was established by Fred Mayer in 1957 working out of a Darling Point flat, initially importing Norwegian jumpers and ski wear. Heavy import restrictions at the time limited food imports to just Swiss wafers and Danish and Swiss cheeses. When these import restrictions were lifted the company was able to increase the range of imported food products to satisfy the growing demand in Australia for European food delicacies and speciality goods.

Company Commitment

Today, with the same initiative and passion that has always been at the core of the development process of F Mayer Imports, our aim is to continually strive to supply our customers with the right quality product at the right price and deliver it on time. Our management and staff are totally focused and passionately committed to ensuring that all service standards are kept at the highest level at all times.

F Mayer Imports offers the most extensive range of food delicacies and speciality products in Australia including one of the most comprehensive ranges of superb cheeses from Australia, Europe, the UK and the Asia Pacific region. We import over 1000 top quality fine food products.

Our strong International association with manufacturers of high-quality foods, that spans several years, guarantees we can supply all our customers with the very best quality food products available in Australia today.

We distribute nationally on a daily basis to supermarkets, wholesalers, hotels and resorts, delicatessens, private food outlets, manufacturers, shipping providers and airline caterers.

Our Sydney warehouses occupy over 13,000 square metres and in Melbourne over 24,000 square metres. We have over:

  • 8,500 pallets in dry
  • 6,000 pallets in chillers
  • 5,500 pallets in freezer
  • 3,000 pallets in temperature and humidity controlled areas ( Confectionery).


Our distribution centres in Sydney and Melbourne have fully trained field sales teams and telesales operators. Our fully trained field sales learn in both Sydney and Melbourne have thorough local knowledge which ensures accurate communication with our distribution centres. Orders are placed by telephone, fax or email and we provide a free local delivery service. An answering service is available for orders placed after hours.

Quality Programs and Certification

F Mayer Imports has a certified Quality Management System and is currently certified by WQASQF, Coles, NSW Food Authority and HACCP Food Safety at all branches in Australia.