13 May 2022
The Victorian Government has announced 28 small-to-medium sized manufacturing businesses will share in over $10 million of funding through the Business Competitiveness Program.
The businesses will receive grants of up to $500,000 to help businesses expand their operations, introduce new technology and generate more jobs.
The 28 funded projects, worth over $35 million, will create almost 560 new jobs, helping drive Victoria's economic recovery.
The Business Competitiveness Program is a key part of the Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund. The fund will help secure the state’s sovereign manufacturing capability by improving production, creating sustainable jobs and strengthening local supply chains.
The following businesses have been awarded a grant under Round One of the Business Competitiveness Program:
|Business name||Location||Sector||Project type|
|Australian International Foods Pty Ltd||Scoresby||Food and beverage||Production scale up|
|Automaint Solutions Pty Ltd||Keilor Park||Machinery and equipment manufacturing||Process/technology improvements|
|Briner||Springvale||Printing and packaging||Testing new technologies/processes|
|Creative Composites Pty Ltd||Thomastown||Textiles, clothing and footwear||Testing new technologies/processes|
|Crusader Caravans||Campbellfield||Machinery and equipment manufacturing||Manufacturing new product|
|Dentalife Australia Pty Ltd||Ringwood||Chemical manufacturing and processing||Manufacturing new product|
|Emu Australia Pty Ltd||Geelong||Textiles, clothing and footwear||Process/technology improvements|
|Foodmach||Echuca||Machinery and equipment manufacturing||Process/technology improvements|
|Grain & Bake Co. Australia||Moorabbin||Food and beverage||Manufacturing new product|
|iBuild Building Solutions||Campbellfield||Construction||Process/technology improvements|
|Intelligent Engineering Pty Ltd||Campbellfield||Manufacturing – whole or partial product||Process/technology improvements|
|Interpack Pty Ltd||Deer Park||Printing and packaging||Process/technology improvements|
|Jacaranda Industries||North Shore||Wood products||Manufacturing new product|
|JacPak||Keysborough||Printing and packaging||Manufacturing new product|
|John Cotton Australia Pty Ltd||Campbellfield||Textiles, clothing and footwear||Process/technology improvements|
|Not A Trace Foods||Mordialloc||Food and beverage||Production scale up|
|Phillip Island Chocolate Factory||Newhaven||Food and beverage||Production scale up|
|Picnic Dairy Foods||Coolaroo||Food and beverage||Production scale up|
|Premier Extrusion||Campbellfield||Plastics manufacturing||Testing new technologies/processes|
|Real Food Farming Pty Ltd||Daylesford||Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Manufacturing new product|
|Rebul Packaging Pty Ltd||Dandenong||Printing and packaging||Process/technology improvements|
|Remax Doors||Nathalia||Manufacturing – whole or partial product||Process/technology improvements|
|Rmr Engineering||Wodonga||Metal manufacturing||Production scale up|
|The Paper Cup Company Pty Ltd||Tullamarine||Pulp and paper products||Manufacturing new product|
|Track Trailer||Bayswater North||Manufacturing – whole or partial product||Manufacturing new product|
|Waste Converters Recycling Pty Ltd||Dandenong South||Wood products||Process/technology improvements|