13 May 2022

The grant recipients of the Business Competitiveness Program have been announced.

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 nameLocationSectorProject type
Australian International Foods Pty LtdScoresbyFood and beverageProduction scale up
Automaint Solutions Pty LtdKeilor ParkMachinery and equipment manufacturingProcess/technology improvements
BrinerSpringvalePrinting and packagingTesting new technologies/processes
Creative Composites Pty LtdThomastownTextiles, clothing and footwearTesting new technologies/processes
Crusader CaravansCampbellfieldMachinery and equipment manufacturingManufacturing new product
Dentalife Australia Pty LtdRingwoodChemical manufacturing and processingManufacturing new product
Emu Australia Pty LtdGeelongTextiles, clothing and footwearProcess/technology improvements
FoodmachEchucaMachinery and equipment manufacturingProcess/technology improvements
Grain & Bake Co. AustraliaMoorabbinFood and beverageManufacturing new product
iBuild Building SolutionsCampbellfieldConstructionProcess/technology improvements
Intelligent Engineering Pty LtdCampbellfieldManufacturing – whole or partial productProcess/technology improvements
Interpack Pty LtdDeer ParkPrinting and packagingProcess/technology improvements
Jacaranda IndustriesNorth ShoreWood productsManufacturing new product
JacPakKeysboroughPrinting and packagingManufacturing new product
JardanScoresbyFurniture manufacturingPrototyping
John Cotton Australia Pty LtdCampbellfieldTextiles, clothing and footwearProcess/technology improvements
Not A Trace FoodsMordiallocFood and beverageProduction scale up
Phillip Island Chocolate FactoryNewhavenFood and beverageProduction scale up
Picnic Dairy FoodsCoolarooFood and beverageProduction scale up
Premier ExtrusionCampbellfieldPlastics manufacturingTesting new technologies/processes
Real Food Farming Pty LtdDaylesfordAgriculture, forestry and fishingManufacturing new product
Rebul Packaging Pty LtdDandenongPrinting and packagingProcess/technology improvements
Remax DoorsNathaliaManufacturing – whole or partial productProcess/technology improvements
Rmr EngineeringWodongaMetal manufacturingProduction scale up
SwanbuildKangaroo FlatConstructionPrototyping
The Paper Cup Company Pty LtdTullamarinePulp and paper productsManufacturing new product
Track TrailerBayswater NorthManufacturing – whole or partial productManufacturing new product
Waste Converters Recycling Pty LtdDandenong SouthWood productsProcess/technology improvements