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Manufactor hub at Penrith opens for business

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An industrial site at Penrith acquired by Aon Ari Property in December 2020 for the purpose of housing a collection of manufacturers has officially opened, with its owner pledging “to revolutionise how small manufacturers do business in Sydney”.

In a statement from Aon Ari on Thursday, 12 tenants are already operating at the site, which offers spaces for lease “ranging from 300 to 15,000 sqm, and the unique opportunity for tenants to sell directly on-site”.

“We’re not just creating workspaces at Manufactor, we’re fostering a movement to bring manufacturing back to Australia,” said John Joannou, Chief Executive Officer at Aon Ari Property, which says it is investing $100 million in the site. 

Joannou’s company estimates that 800-900 jobs will be created once the site is fully occupied.

Among current tenants are alternative protein business Harvest B, which officially opened its pilot plant onsite in December 2022.

The 12-hectare site for Manufactor was occupied by Crane Enfield Metals’ Crane Copper Tube until 2014. Crane Enfield sold its aluminium business to Capral Aluminium in 2005, and Capral still has a location at the lot.

More information on the site, which is at the foot of the Blue Mountains and about 20 minutes from the upcoming Sydney Aerotropolis, is available at this link.

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