A leading global supplier of organically-certified dried vine fruit will create 75 new jobs and establish its headquarters in Victoria, as the Andrews Labor Government lures more investment into Victoria.
Murray River Organics will establish a new packaging and distribution facility and a corporate office in Dandenong South as part of a $4.5million expansion.
‘‘Murray River Organics’ move to Victoria is another vote of confidence in our economy and workforce, and great for jobs in Melbourne’s south-east,’’ Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan said.
The company was founded in 2010 with the purchase of a 29.1ha certified organic dried vine fruit vineyard in Sunraysia, Victoria.
Murray River Organics has since grown to control more than 5018.1ha — making it the largest vertically integrated producer of organic dried vine fruit in the world.
The company currently employs more than 120 staff, with sales offices in Europe, the United States, Japan and China, servicing customers in 26 countries.
Victoria is Australia’s largest exporter of food and fibre products, with exports worth $12billion and more than 190000 Victorians employed across the sector.