Rinnai Australia will develop a next generation manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s south-east, creating 160 new jobs and securing 455 existing roles.
Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio visited Rinnai’s Braeside manufacturing plant today to announce the substantial investment in local jobs, manufacturing and the Victorian economy.
The new facility will manufacture next generation hot water systems, as well as heating and cooling products for the Australian and international markets.
The 160 new jobs created at the new Braeside facility include 89 new operational staff, and 20 technical staff in research and development (R&D), in addition to management and administrative positions.
Rinnai Australia currently employs 185 people at its national head office in Keysborough, and a further 270 jobs at its wholly-owned subsidiary Brivis.
The multi-million dollar investment, facilitated by the Andrews Labor Government, will create approximately $50 million in new manufacturing exports to countries including New Zealand, Korea, Singapore and the UAE.
The new manufacturing facility will be supported by an Australian R&D centre linked to Rinnai Japan’s R&D division in Nagoya, the major industrial city of Victoria’s sister state, Aichi Prefecture in Japan.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan
“This substantial investment will create 160 new high-tech manufacturing jobs in Melbourne’s south-east, and secure more than 450 existing jobs at Rinnai Australia.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is getting Victoria back to work – investing in the job-creating infrastructure Victoria needs and supporting high-value, high-tech manufacturing jobs like these at Rinnai Australia.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio
"These are the kind of high tech manufacturing jobs of the future the Andrews Labor Government is focussed on creating in Victoria."
"The State Government is actively working with businesses like Rinnai to grow and transform traditional industries. We are also investing in emerging high tech sectors through the Labor Government's $200 million Future Industries Fund."
Quotes attributable to the Managing Director Rinnai Australia Greg Ellis
“The decision by Rinnai Japan’s Board of Directors to approve investment capital for new manufacturing in Australia rather than constructing this facility at one of the many suitable Rinnai manufacturing operations across Asia, is a direct vote of confidence by the Board in Rinnai Australia’s capabilities, and a commitment to the long term future of Rinnai Australia in Australia and Victoria as a Rinnai design and manufacturing centre of excellence for the region.“
Reviewed 19 August 2020