Moog expands factory, aims to make 70 new hires over next five years


Moog Australia has officially opened its expanded factory at Heatherton, as result of what it says is “significant growth” as it begins a multi-phase expansion plan over the next five years and focusses on defence solutions in the Indo-Pacific region.  

The $2.7 million expansion was assisted by the Victorian state government, and would create as many as 70 new jobs in the next five years, said the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in a statement. The grant size was not given.

“The facility is dedicated to the support of the defence and aerospace markets, further developing capabilities to design and manufacture mission critical defence solutions from Australia, focused on weaponization and precision motion control,” said Bryan O’Connor, Managing Director, Moog Australia, in a statement on the opening on Friday.

“This new facility also enhances Moog Australia’s ability to scale within the IndoPacific region, supporting the Australian Government’s defence export strategy of increasing global export,” added Jim Riedel, Defence Sector Group Vice President for Moog Inc.

Moog is a designer, maker and integrator of motion control parts and systems, with applications in machinery across multiple industries. 

Moog Australia has been operating since 1979, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York-based Moog Inc.

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