Premier Gladys Berejiklian has officially unveiled the new Arnott’s Multi-Pack Centre in Western Sydney.
The biscuit maker has spent $22 million installing state-of-the-art packaging lines at the Huntingwood bakery.
“Arnott’s Biscuits is a much-loved Australian icon and has been operating in the country for more than 150 years,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The company employs more than 2,200 people, with 529 of them working at this worldclass facility in Huntingwood.
“Arnott’s major investment ensures some of its most iconic products will be made in Western Sydney well into the future.”
Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres says business confidence in Western Sydney is sky high meaning more local jobs, sustained growth and an improved standard of living for everyone across the State.
“When Western Sydney wins everyone benefits,” Mr Ayres said. “Jobs are set to boom in this region and we’re seeing some of the biggest names choose Western Sydney as home base.”
Campbell Arnott’s President Asia Pacific Ümit Subasi said the investment demonstrates Arnott’s commitment to manufacturing in Australia.
“The new Multi-Pack Centre will support further innovation in the products we develop for Australian consumers,” Mr Subasi said.
“As result of the $22 million investment, we have moved our popular snack-pack products into cardboard outers. The new outers are better for the environment, protect the biscuits more effectively and sit more nearly in pantries.”