Orora Limited today welcomed the Victorian Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, to tour its bag manufacturing facility in Keon Park in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, meet with management an

With assistance from the Victorian Government, Orora is investing approximately $20 million to build a new dairy bag production line at Keon Park, supported by a new state-of-the-art dairy bag making machine, incorporating digital pasting of bags and the latest tube sealing technology. Orora expects to install and commission the new machine in the second half of 2016.

Construction on the new line, offices and warehouse capacity is well underway, with the new machine to be shipped early in the new year. When complete, the new production line will be one of the leading dairy bag manufacturing facilities in the world with the latest bag-making technology combined with the highest food safety standards.

This significant investment project has already led to the creation of six additional jobs onsite, and will secure the future of the plant and drive significant export volumes over many years to come.

“This investment highlights Orora’s promise to be an innovative and customer-led provider of packaging solutions,” said Nigel Garrard, Managing Director and CEO.

“Orora appreciates the Victorian Government’s commitment to creating the economic environment, the confidence and opportunities for Victorian industry to grow and create local jobs.”