Berri manufacturer Valls Styrene reaps benefits from $1.2m RSFF grant


After being awarded a South Australia Government grant from the Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund (RSFF) in 2013, Valls Styrene has expanded its operations, increased revenue and export opportunities.

Image credit: Valls Styrene website
Image credit: Valls Styrene website

The company provided polystyrene packaging to Riverland fruit growers and has now expanded its Berri operations to four sites offering a diverse range of products and mouldings to include industrial and refrigeration packaging and building products.

Valls Styrene now produces lightweight, environmentally friendly insulated roofing and wall building products.

The $20 million Riverland Sustainable Futures Fund promotes sustainable economic and social development in the Riverland.

“The expanded operations of Valls Styrene will allow a significant increase in production for the company providing millions of dollars of revenue for the region and increase export opportunities. The manufacturing of these new products will generate economic diversity and create employment opportunities in the region to support the company’s diversification. Four full time equivalent positions have already been created with a further eight to be established by 2017,” said Regional Development Minister, Geoff Brock.

“We have been interested in manufacturing these building products for some time now, and this grant meant we were able to do it much sooner than we had hoped. Valls Styrene is a proudly local company and we’re very pleased to be able to contribute positively to the economy and our local community. We look forward to further growing this division of the company,” said Valls Styrene Director, Tony Vallelonga.