Made in Victoria
Victorian businesses design, create and manufacture great products. That’s a fact. And these locally made products are bought and used throughout Australia and all around the world.
So, when you buy local, it’s good to know that you are supporting Victorian businesses and helping create more jobs for Victorians — something that is at the heart of building and sustaining strong and vibrant communities.
Manufacturing in Victoria is an industry that’s going places. It’s an industry that’s changing, moving away from what we might traditionally recognise; it’s taking up new opportunities overseas and it’s growing. It creates jobs for Victorians with a diverse range of skills in areas that you might not expect — for example, design, engineering, and research and development.
When you buy locally made, you help keep jobs and manufacturing local and build a brighter future for all Victorians. Here’s just a few examples of the many great products that are made right here in Victoria.
The increasing demand for Ferndale Confectionery’s high-quality products, both here and overseas, has resulted in growth of the number of full-time staff by almost 60%. In addition to this, the company is also investing an extra $8 million dollars in a second production facility.
Carbon Revolution design and make the most technically advanced wheel on the planet: the world’s only one-piece carbon fibre wheel. They’re also helping Victorian students prepare for the jobs of the future with partnerships for technological development with Deakin University and other technology institutes in the region.
Since 1946, the 100% family owned Maton Guitars have helped the world’s biggest stars create some of rock’s most iconic hits – including Neil Finn, The Beatles, Keith Urban and Paul Kelly.
With one of the world’s biggest olive estates in Northern Victoria and manufacturing in Lara near Geelong, Cobram delivers 13.5 million litres of premium, extra virgin olive oil to thankful foodies around the globe.
Made in Dandenong with 50 engineering and production partners across the state, Volgren are truly a local manufacturing success story. Supplying buses to Australia and Japan, they’re an example of how manufacturing is thriving in Victoria.
New developments in manufacturing technologies, processes and approaches means that the skills required to work in manufacturing will continue to evolve, creating new career pathways and opportunities for the students of today to have an exciting career in a diverse and high-tech industry tomorrow.
In fact, Victoria invests more and is home to more manufacturing jobs than any other state, employing more than 283,000 people in the sector including more than 85,000 women. In FY17, Victoria exported $18.6 billion of manufactured goods. It truly is a powerhouse of Victoria’s economy.
Across defence, medical technologies, construction, transport, food and fibre, Victoria is recognised globally for its manufacturing expertise and the quality of its innovative products, services and technology.