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MaxiTRANS shuts Queensland manufacturing facility, centralises operations in Victoria

MaxiTRANS, a manufacturer of truck trailers, is closing its trailer manufacturing facility in Carole Park, Queensland, three years after its launch to centralise manufacturing capabilities in Regional Victoria. 

Global packaging company Orora Beverage expands manufacturing operations in Victoria

Orora Beverage, a global manufacturing company and distributor of sustainable packaging, has scaled its presence in Victoria as part of a $110 million investment that would create local jobs and help boost the state’s manufacturing capabilities. 

Local manufacturing receives boost with Mars Wrigley’s $28.8m investment

Snacks and treats manufacturer Mars Wrigley Australia announced an extra $28.8 million investment at its Ballarat factory to bolster its local innovation and manufacturing capabilities, building on more than $67 million invested since 2021.

Mars, Snickers, Milky Way to shift to paper-based packaging

The company behind globally loved snack brands Mars Bar, Snickers, and Milky Way is transitioning to paper-based packaging as of April 2023. 

Regional Victoria records nation-leading low unemployment levels

Victoria has recorded the lowest regional unemployment rate in Australia, sitting at 2.9 per cent while the nation is at 3.1 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Mars Wrigley invests AU$25.5 million to bolster local innovation and manufacturing capabilities

Media Release by Mars Wrigley Mars Wrigley Australia has announced it will invest AU$25.5 million into its Ballarat factory over the following 12 months to...

Alstom to manufacture 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains in Ballarat

Following a new partnership with the Victorian Government, Alstom will design and build 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains that will replace Melbourne’s Comeng fleet. The...

Mars Wrigley boosts local manufacturing capability to launch M&M’s Pretzel in Australia

Mars Wrigley Australia announced today that it is investing over $300,000 to bring new technologies to its chocolate factory in Ballarat, Victoria. The investment enables...

Mars Wrigley celebrates 40 years of manufacturing in Ballarat

Media Release Ballarat, Victoria – 13 November 2019: This month, Mars Wrigley Australia celebrates the 40th birthday of its chocolate factory in Ballarat, Victoria. The...

Mars Wrigley Australia Appoints New General Manager

Media Release Melbourne, VIC – 2 October 2019: Mars Wrigley Australia announces today that Andrew Leakey has been appointed General Manager for its business in...

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