Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, today officially opened a newly upgraded frozen bakery manufacturing plant at Tullamarine.
Allied Mills Pty Ltd, which employs more than 900 people across Australia and New Zealand, spent more than $21 million on the bakery upgrade to create a state of the art artisan bread line.
The company is one of Australia’s largest suppliers of flour and bakery pre-mixes to hot bread shops, in-store supermarket bakeries and the industrial food service sector. With seven flour mills, four frozen bakeries and four mixing plants, Allied processes up to 800,000 tonnes wheat and other grains each year.
Allied Mills has approximately 200 Victorian employees. It operates flour mills in Ballarat and Kensington, a warehouse in Truganina and the bakery in Tullamarine.
Tullamarine is the Allied Mills’ largest bakery which was purchased from Potts Bakeries Pty Ltd in 2012.
The Victorian Government has provided the company with a grant to support capital investment of $25 million.
The bakery operates 24 hours seven days a week during the peak period from October to Easter and 24 hours five days a week for the rest of the year.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio
“Food and fibre is one of six key growth sectors in our Back to Work Plan, which we will invest in to help create 100,000 jobs.”
“This investment by the Government and Allied Mills ensures that its 200-strong Victorian workforce is here to stay.”
“By working with companies like Allied Mills, we’re securing economic growth now and into the future.”