Victorian Government ministers visit Orora’s new can line at Dandenong 

Pictured above: The Hon. Ben Carroll, Minister for Industry & Innovation, Minister Gabrielle Williams, State Member for Dandenong, Simon Bromell, president of Orora Beverage

Minister for Industry and Innovation and Manufacturing Ben Carroll has visited Orora Beverage’s Dandenong facility, which is part of a $110 million investment – backed by the Federal Government – to expand its manufacturing operations in the state, creating up to 18 new jobs.

Orora has established a new aluminium beverage can manufacturing line at its Dandenong site to meet market demand for varying can sizes from slim and sleek 200ml to classic 500ml while increasing production capacity. Orora has also increased capacity and warehousing for production at its Ballarat facility.

The environmentally-sustainable aluminium can manufacturer produces beverage cans on a conveying system. The aluminium coil made from mostly recycled content is mechanically and chemically treated and cured to solidify the can shape. The recyclable cans are then decorated, palletised and shipped to customer plants for filling.

The state’s $33 billion manufacturing industry is a driving force of Victoria’s economy, comprised of around 24,000 businesses, supporting more than 250,000 jobs, and providing approximately 30 per cent of Australia’s manufacturing output.

The Government supports advanced manufacturers to innovate, build sovereign capabilities and take advantage of new opportunities through initiatives, including the $15 million Made in Victoria – Industry R&D Infrastructure Fund and the $20 million Manufacturing and Industry Sovereignty Fund.

L-R: Shaq Yap, operations manager at Orora’s Dandenong site; Simon Bromell, president of Orora Beverage; Minister Gabrielle Williams, State Member for Dandenong; The Hon. Ben Carroll, Minister for Industry & Innovation 

Carroll said, “We’re backing companies like Orora to expand, become more innovative and create jobs because we’re Australia’s advanced manufacturing state.”

State member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams added, “Orora’s decision to expand its footprint right here in Dandenong demonstrates that we are a key hub for advanced manufacturing in the state.”

“We’re proud of the contribution we make to the local economy as a responsible manufacturer and employer in the local community. We welcome the Victorian Government’s support for Orora’s important cans capacity expansion projects,” Orora beverage president Simon Bromell mentioned.

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