Sunday, 23 February 2020 Sydney

Victorian grant funds boost manufacturing in Melbourne::

The State Government of Victoria has invested in Melbourne-based manufacturer Guala Closures, creating new jobs and boosting exports.

Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced the A$166,000 boost for the manufacturer at their site in Melbourne's west, one of the world's largest integrated screw cap factories.

Guala Closures produces aluminium bottle caps for some of Australia's leading beverage brands.  The funding will allow for the installation of high value precision cameras, improving the quality of the company's products and creating new jobs.

The State Government of Victoria is supporting high growth industries that will build upon the state's advanced manufacturing capabilities.

The grant for Guala Closures forms a part of the State Government of Victoria'sFuture Industries Manufacturing Program.

Melbourne is Australia's leader in advanced manufacturing and one of the few places in the world that covers the entire manufacturing spectrum, from research and engineering to design and production.

Melbourne and regional Victoria are home to a network of specialised advanced manufacturing research precincts servicing a range of industries including: automotive, aerospace, defence, scientific instruments, medical devices and equipment, chemicals and plastics, pharmaceuticals, fabricated metals, TFC (textiles, clothing and footwear) and food processing.