Funding Allows Manufacturer To Install New Equipment

Funding Allows Manufacturer To Install New Equipment

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

Funding Boost For Manufacturing Jobs In The West

Victor P Taffa

Ravenhall based manufacturer Fitmycar will enhance its facilities, create five new jobs and boost its exports by more than $1 Million thanks to funding from the Andrews Government.

“The Andrews Government is helping manufacturers to invest in new technologies and processes that will transition Victoria towards an advanced manufacturing economy.” Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said.

“Our Future Industries Manufacturing Program is giving businesses like Fitmycar the support they need to improve their capabilities, take on new workers and target growth opportunities.”

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan visited the facility in Ravenhall today to announce a $42,000 boost for the manufacturer.

The grant will enable Fitmycar to purchase and install a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine, transforming the company’s manual manufacturing process into a highly automated workflow system.

“Manufacturing is a key employer of Melbourne’s west and the Andrews Government are helping local businesses to diversify into new markets, workers transition into new jobs and our local community survive and grow.” Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz said.

The CNC machine will also help the company to increase its exports to the US market, take on five new workers and upskill three of its existing staff.

The grant is part of the State Government’s Future Industries Manufacturing Program, which is one of three industry programs under the Future Industries Fund to support high growth industries and create jobs.

Companies can apply for grants of up to $500,000 under the Manufacturing Program to invest in new manufacturing technologies and processes that will create sustainable jobs and increase productivity.

Fitmycar is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality aftermarket vehicle floor mats and accessories and has been operating in Australia for over 15 years.