Supermarket chain Woolworths has announced that manufacturing of its own brand nappies, Little One’s, will be reshored to Australia.
Little One’s Newborn, Infant, and Junior sizes are already manufactured in Australia, with locally made crawler, walker and toddler sizes to be progressively introduced into Woolworths supermarkets over the coming months.
Ontex Australia will produce more than 185 million nappies per year – 10 nappies every second – for the Australian and New Zealand market from their factory in Eastern Creek, Sydney (pictured).
Woolworths FoodCo Managing Director Guy Brent said: “As a proudly Australian brand, we are big supporters of Australian manufacturing and producers and we’re thrilled to relaunch Little One’s so customers can rely on a new and improved nappy, produced right here in Australia, for the same affordable price.”
Ontex is a global company based in Belgium, with its Sydney plant employing 100 and producing Baby Care and Adult Care products for the Australian market.
Ontex Australia Director Rod Evans said; “The decision by Woolworths to partner with us recognises our ongoing joint commitment to Australian manufacturing and serving Australian families with locally produced, high quality baby care products.
“Woolworths’ support of Australian manufacturing greatly assists in the ongoing viability of our local business, provides employment opportunities and helps nurture the well-being of Aussie families.”
Picture: Ontex/Eastern Creek, Sydney