Home' Border Enterprise : May 2012 Contents THE recent decision by a leading US-based engineering supplier
to consolidate its Australia-New Zealand operations in Wodonga
has been welcomed by the Member for Benambra, Bill Tilley.
The expansion of Parker Hannifin's Australia-New Zealand
hydraulic hose and fitting manufacturing operations at
Wodonga is the result of a $3.5 million investment by the
company and $500,000 from the Victorian government to
upgrade equipment and facilities and implement a training and
recruitment program. The initiative is expected to create 40
new local jobs.
The Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Richard
Dalla-Riva, said the decision to choose Wodonga as the centre
of these operations over the company's other facilities at
Auckland and Adelaide was testament to the attractive operating
conditions for large manufacturers in Victoria.
"I am very pleased to see a major company choosing to invest
even further in Victoria and take advantage of the conditions
such as excellent rail, road and port freight channels across the
state and a 24-hour airport at Melbourne that ensure Victoria
is one of the best states in which to operate an international
Mr Tilley said "We are always pleased to have it reaffirmed that
Wodonga is a great base for manufacturing, and this decision will
not only cement existing jobs at the facility but grow employment
in the local area and contribute greatly to the local economy."
"Parker Hannifin also has an agreement with the local Wodonga
TAFE to continue to develop employee skills which is a great
example of working with the community to retain a skills base
here in Wodonga."
ED WHAT'S NEW
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Richard Dalla-Riva, Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Bill Tilley,
Member for Benambra and Sean Fredericks, General Manager, of Parker Hannifin.
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