We are pleased to have announced a further $12 million capital investment into our Clarence Gardens manufacturing site. This investment reinforces our commitment to jobs and growth in South Australia.
With the recent news that at least two major companies are planning to exit South Australian manufacturing, we believe that it is good news for the South Australian manufacturing sector.
“These new capital expenditure investments will allow Parmalat to significantly increase production in the state, including state-of-the art machinery for our flavoured milk brands, which will ultimately see us sourcing more milk from South Australian dairies. In addition, a new processor, which we have already installed, has allowed us to start exporting three fresh milk brands from South Australia to China,” explained Craig Garvin, Regional CEO for Parmalat. The $12 million investment comes on top of the $18 million which has already been invested in the site since 2011.
Our Clarence Gardens site employs 120 people and supports South Australia farmers. This investment confirms our long term commitment to South Australia.
We manufactured many of our favourite brands in South Australia, including OAK, OAK PLUS, ICEBREAK and PAULS. We also are proud sponsors of the Port Adelaide Football Club.