Mondelez International, the global snacking and confectionery giant, has announced a A$13 million ($8.4 million) investment in a state-of-the-art automated packaging line at its Gourmet Food manufacturing facility at Dandenong, Victoria, according to an article in Food & Drink Business.
The investment is part of a wider A$25 million ($16.2 million) investment that the company has made since acquiring Gourmet Food in 2021.
In a statement, the company said the extension would allowed it to shift from an extensive manual operation to a no-touch automated solution.
Commenting on the investment, Gourmet Food MD Bevan Tippet said: “The investment will increase the production of our prominent Olina’s Artisan range by a third, as we meet growing local and export demand. Already, twenty percent of our volumes are exported overseas, and this investment will equip us to explore and capture opportunities to showcase our Australian-made products to the world”.
Source: Food & Drink Business