Australian golfing equipment designer and manufacturer Concourse Golf will be relocating its Australian HQ and manufacturing in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong in a move that is expected to generate nearly 200 local jobs.
The company said it will ‘consolidate’ its operations by moving manufacturing from China and its head office from Sydney, creating 198 new jobs by 2020 in production and research and development.
Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan, who visited the team at Concourse Golf in Dandenong on Tuesday, described the announcement as ‘a major coup for Victorian manufacturing’.
“More and more companies are choosing Victoria to do business – because we truly are the place to be,” the Minister said.
“We are delighted that Concourse Golf has chosen Melbourne to establish its Australian headquarters, creating nearly 200 local jobs and securing our reputation as the home of manufacturing.”
Managing Director David MacKay said Concourse Golf’s cutting-edge new technology – the Concourse Golf Smart Wheels – will be manufactured by SRX Global Australia in Dandenong.
The Smart Wheels are self-contained units that convert existing manual push buggies into electric buggies by simply changing the wheels.
Mr MacKay said he was confident that the technology would change the way electric golf buggies operate, adding that it could be potentially be applied to a range of other industries, including health and logistics.
“With the support of the Andrews Labor Government, we’ve been able to relocate to Melbourne and tap the world-class manufacturing base that exists in Victoria,” he concluded.