A three-year $65 million investment project at Asaleo Care in Box Hill is said to be helping boost local exports and supporting the future for some of Australia’s toilet and towel tissue brands.
The expansion, which was officially opened by Minister Josh Frydenberg, spanned for three years from 2012 to 2015 and has reconfigured the site’s tissue manufacturing footprint, resulting in increased efficiencies and flexibility. The outcome is a semi-automated, leading edge manufacturing facility, which includes innovative state-of-the-art technology.
“Australians can feel good knowing Tork, Handee and Sorbent tissue products are made in Australia and are sustaining more than 300 jobs right here in Box Hill,” said Asaleo Care CEO, Peter Diplaris.
“Annually, product valued at more than $200 million is produced at Box Hill. This expansion supports the long term future for our Box Hill site. We are a sustainable supplier to the Australian and New Zealand markets, and for our personal care products we export into a number of countries including those in the Nordic regions, Croatia and France.”
Mr Diplaris also added that he wished to pay particular tribute to the project team, site employees and the numerous local and international suppliers who have assisted us in completing this project.
“We have kept everyone safe through more than 100,000 hours of work while also delivering this major undertaking on time and on budget,” he concluded.