RSB Industrial Services announces $300,000 investment in SA manufacturing

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As the state’s leading provider of supported employment for people who are blind or vision impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing, the purchase of a custom built Formech HD 1350 Thermoformer, will allow Royal Society for the Blind Industrial Services to meet increasing demand and create 10 new jobs at their Gilles Plains factory.

“This new machine is more versatile, energy efficient, safer and faster. It also allows us to produce larger mouldings, which significantly increases our capacity and makes us a viable, cost effective alternative for companies currently outsourcing to China”, says RSB Executive Marketing Manager, Darrin Johnson.

Against a backdrop of a shrinking manufacturing sector, RSB Industrial Services is bucking the trend. The purchase this new, state-of-the-art, thermoforming machine will enhance their position as one of South Australia’s leading vacuum-forming suppliers.

With over 65 supported employees who have a vision or hearing impairment, RSB Industrial Services is a success story 135 years in the making. Investment in this new piece of equipment is anticipated to create at least 10 new jobs over the next 12 months for people living with low vision or hearing loss.

“Since 1884, the RSB has been committed to providing meaningful work for people who may otherwise struggle to find it”, RSB Executive Manager Marketing, Darrin Johnson continued. “The team in our Industrial Services division certainly punch above their weight, competing in the open market and providing top quality products and services to some of Australia’s leading companies”.