• D’Orsogna Managing Director Greig Smith (left) explains product range and equipment at D’Orsogna’s new $66 million food manufacturing facility in Melbourne to Victorian Minister for Jobs, Trade and Innovation, Martin Pakula.
    D’Orsogna Managing Director Greig Smith (left) explains product range and equipment at D’Orsogna’s new $66 million food manufacturing facility in Melbourne to Victorian Minister for Jobs, Trade and Innovation, Martin Pakula.
  • D’Orsogna Director Marco D’Orsogna (left), a son of Giovanni D’Orsogna, one of the founding brothers, discusses the company’s history and future with Victorian Minister for Jobs, Trade and Innovation, Martin Pakula, after the minister had officially opened the new $66 million food manufacturing facility in Melbourne.
    D’Orsogna Director Marco D’Orsogna (left), a son of Giovanni D’Orsogna, one of the founding brothers, discusses the company’s history and future with Victorian Minister for Jobs, Trade and Innovation, Martin Pakula, after the minister had officially opened the new $66 million food manufacturing facility in Melbourne.
  • D'Orsogna Board Members Massimo Valentini, Tony Iannello (Chair) and Marco D'Orsogna at D’Orsogna’s $66 million food manufacturing facility at Merrifield Business Park, Melbourne.
    D'Orsogna Board Members Massimo Valentini, Tony Iannello (Chair) and Marco D'Orsogna at D’Orsogna’s $66 million food manufacturing facility at Merrifield Business Park, Melbourne.
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A new $66 million facility in Melbourne’s northern outskirts will “secure the future” of  smallgoods manufacturer D’Orsogna, MD Greig Smith said at its opening this week. 

The new 11,000 square metre facility replaces its “modest footprint” in Mt Waverley, which was established ten years ago. Smith said the company had taken “a measured approach to such a substantial investment” but D’Orsogna was now “firmly established on the east coast”. 

The new plant is in Mickleham and part of the new commercial precint, Merrifield Business Park. The site will fulfill the company’s east coast cooking, smoking, cooling, storing, slicing and packaging needs. 

Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, Martin Pakula said the Victorian Government provided assistance for the purpose-built manufacturing facility. The company will now employ 160 workers, up from 55 at Glen Waverley.  

“Our food and fibre sector makes up nearly 50 per cent of the state’s exports and is worth more than $14 billion… We’re proud to have backed this expansion by D’Orsogna that has brought jobs to Melbourne’s north and opened up even more opportunities for export and growth across this vital sector,” Pakula said. 

 

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