BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA — George Weston Foods, a division of Associated British Foods, has announced plans to build a new flour mill in the Ballarat West Employment Zone in Australia. The new mill will create 174 new jobs in Victoria and transfer 46 jobs from GWF’s existing flour mill in North Melbourne.
The new flour mill is part of a broader A$132.9 million (US$94.7 million) investment being made by GWF in Victoria. In addition to the flour mill, GWF said it is adding a Tip Top boutique bakery in Bendigo, relocating its Golden Crumpet manufacturing line from Adelaide to Dandenong, upgrading its Don KRC business in Castelmaine to grow exports and expanding its Yumi’s plant in Hallam to increase production.
“We are excited to be investing in the future of sustainable agriculture and food production in Victoria,” said Stuart Grainger, chief executive officer of GWF. “This new flour mill, together with other investments, enables us to continue to grow our Tip Top, Abbotts, Don and Yumi’s brands whilst also being able to serve the needs of our Mauri customers.”
GWF did not provide details on the size of the new mill.
In addition to its flour mill in North Melbourne, GWF, through its Mauri division, operates three flour mills in Australia and three flour mills in New Zealand.