A leading global supplier of organically-certified dried vine fruit will create 75 new jobs and establish its headquarters in Victoria, as the Andrews Labor Government lures more investment to our great state.
Murray River Organics will establish a new packaging and distribution facility and a corporate office in Dandenong South as part of a $4.5 million expansion.
The company was founded in 2010 with the purchase of a 72-acre certified organic dried vine fruit vineyard in Sunraysia, Victoria.
Murray River Organics has since grown to control more than 12,400 acres – making it the largest vertically integrated producer of organic dried vine fruit in the world.
The company currently employs more than 120 staff, with sales offices in Europe, the USA, Japan and China, servicing customers in 26 countries.
Victoria is Australia’s largest exporter of food and fibre products, with exports worth $12 billion and more than 190,000 Victorians employed across the sector.
The Labor Government’s flagship Investment Attraction and Assistance Program, which helps businesses set up shop in Victoria, received an additional $90 million in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“Attracting investment, building businesses and creating jobs – that’s what we’re doing every single day.”
“Murray River Organics’ move to Victoria is another vote of confidence in our economy and workforce, and great for jobs in Melbourne’s south-east.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams
“Melbourne’s south-east is one of the nation’s largest manufacturing hubs, with more and more businesses looking to establish here and create new jobs.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Murray River Organics to Dandenong, and look forward to watching their expansion.”