George Weston Foods (GWF) is investing A$132.9 million in a new flour mill and other facilities across regional Victoria.
GWF is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London-headquartered Associated British Foods plc. It is building a new flour mill for its Mauri bakery ingredient business in Ballarat. The investment will create 320 jobs during construction.
The company is also making new investments across regional Victoria including:
- a new national Tip Top boutique bakery in Bendigo
- relocating its Golden Crumpet manufacturing line from Adelaide to Dandenong
- upgrading its DON business in Castlemaine to grow exports
- expanding its Yumi’s plant in Hallam to increase production.
The investments will create 174 new jobs and support more than 1,300 Victorian businesses and farmers who supply and work with GWF.
GFW is one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading food manufacturers. The company employs 6,000 people across 40 sites. Its brands include Tip Top, Abbotts Village Bakery, Burgen, DON, KR Castlemaine and Yumi’s.
"We are excited to be investing in the future of sustainable agriculture and food production in Victoria," said Stuart Grainger, George Weston Foods’ Chief Executive.
"This new flour mill, together with other investments, enables us to continue to grow our Tip Top, Abbotts, Don and Yumi’s brands whilst also being better able to serve the needs of our Mauri customers."