McCormick & Company Inc, a global leader in flavour, today announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, multi-purpose head office in Mentone.
This new facility is currently under construction and is on schedule to provide a much-needed boost to manufacturing in Melbourne Australia in early 2022.
The world-class facility will serve as McCormick Australia’s innovation and collaboration hub for employees and customers. Over 90 McCormick Australia team members will work in this new location. The company also estimates the creation of over 500 new construction jobs for the region during the building phase of the project which is currently underway.
Victorian Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, said the commitment underlined the strength of manufacturing in the state.
“This is a vote of confidence in Victoria, the skills of its manufacturing workforce and the sophistication and reliability of the local supply chain,” Mr Pakula said.
“It’s fantastic to see McCormick Australia making this investment – it will create jobs in construction and significant ongoing employment in Melbourne’s south-east.”
The President of McCormick Asia Pacific, Daniel Moorfield, said “We are thrilled to reach this key milestone in building the McCormick Australia of the future.
This new head office in Mentone is symbolic of our business transformation over the last four years and our strategic focus on growth within Asia Pacific.” “Melbourne is a fantastic place for us to make this investment, with first-class agricultural suppliers nearby, a dedicated Australian and Asia Pacific customer base, and a transportation network that is amongst the best in the world.
“Our new Technical Innovation Centre will enable us to collaborate with our key local customers to create tasty new products for Australians to enjoy. Whether it is providing seasonings to snack food manufacturers, sauces and coatings to restaurants, or creating great new products for our long-standing brands such as Aeroplane Jelly and Keen’s Curry, the Technical Innovation Centre will provide inspiration to anyone who enjoys flavour.”
Managing Director of McCormick Australia, Paris Golden, said, “Designed with our Purpose-Led-Performance principles of environmental sustainability, diversity and community at its core, the new facility gives us an industry-leading edge.” “Manufacturing remains a vital part of Melbourne’s economy and we are very pleased to invest in this world-class facility that will help cement Victoria as a global leader in food manufacturing.”