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$43 million Kombucha manufacturing centre for Dandenong

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The Victorian government is backing construction of a $43 million, state-of-the-art kombucha manufacturing centre in Dandenong, south east Melbourne.

Remedy Drinks has combined all its operations, including research and development, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution into the new 18,000 square metre site – the same size as the MCG.

Managing Director of Remedy Drinks Chris Gillard said: “The new Remedy Fermentary in Dandenong will allow us to deliver on significant increases in demand as well as provide opportunities for ongoing innovation, delivering better beverages across all drink categories.”

With fermented tea drink growing in popularity around the world, the move will boost the company’s production and exports to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Asia.

Remedy Drinks produces one of the world’s only kombucha drinks that can be stored at room temperature without needing refrigeration, reducing energy use and transport costs.

Victoria’s food and drinks manufacturing sector is valued at about $38 billion and employs 72,000 people, with Remedy’s expansion creating 87 new jobs.

Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Ben Carroll visited Remedy Drinks and said: “We’re proud to support local manufacturers with global ambitions like Remedy because their continued growth means more jobs for Victorians.”

“Remedy’s investment in new equipment and technologies in Victoria is testament to the fact that Victoria is the home of manufacturing in Australia.”

Picture: Remedy Drinks

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