Federal shadow minister visits DECO manufacturing facility

15-06-2021
Tanya Plibersek

Senior federal Shadow Minister Tanya Plibersek visited leading Australian manufacturer DECO Australia on Friday 21 May 2021. The shadow minister visited DECO to learn about DECO’s innovative products and manufacturing, as well as gain a greater understanding of Australian manufacturing capabilities.

DECO Australia has been an industry leader in manufacturing architectural building products for 17 years, as well as offering a variety of industrial finishing services for the defence, engineering and food processing sectors.

This visit was a prime opportunity for the company to demonstrate its exceptional, innovative range of products and finishes, highlighting the creative, high-quality capabilities Australian SMEs are known for. This visit also gave DECO and the Shadow Minister the opportunity to discuss government policies affecting Australian businesses and manufacturing.

Ms Plibersek’s visit also helped raise awareness of local manufacturing capabilities, a vital step in increasing government support to local businesses.

“The more government bodies are aware of what local businesses can do for them, the better equipped they are to specify quality, Australian-made materials and products in future projects,” said DECO director Ross Doonan.

“This benefits the local economy, as it can stimulate job growth and skills development. We need to encourage governments to choose Australian products and services with the consistently high standards of quality and innovation that local Australian-owned businesses are known for.”

DECO is a staunch supporter of Australian industry capability and a champion of local SME manufacturers in the South West Sydney region.

To find out more about DECO’s Australian-made products and finishing services, visit www.deco.net.au/ or call 02 9603 1888.

RELATED NEWS

  1. Renaissance One, which is building the country’s first giga-scale battery manufacturing facility in the Hunter Region industrial suburb of Tomago, has appointed three Australian companies to provide key components that will be used to manufacture its superStorage™ family of batteries.
    The news...
  2. As the US government invests A$4.4 billion of funding for battery manufacturing, processing and recycling, Australia’s access to raw materials means the country can better invest in onshore battery supply chains compared to countries with fewer mines.
    Both political parties are fully behind a...
  3. Although an unwelcome announcement for the automaker, it also wouldn’t necessarily be unexpected in an era of parts shortages and supply chain challenges. This time, however, the reason ended up being much more exciting.
    UPI reports that security personnel at a Mercedes-Benz factory in western...