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Smallgoods and meat producer D’Orsogna expects to double its production capacity at its new $66 million facility. Doris Prodanovic reports.

D’Orsogna’s new facility on Melbourne’s northern outskirts will “secure the future” of  the smallgoods manufacturer, managing director Greig Smith said at its opening on 30 August.  

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 precinct, Merrifield Business Park. The site will fulfill the company’s east coast cooking, smoking, cooling, storing, slicing and packaging needs. 

Smith thanked the Victorian Government and City of Hume Council for their support and would show their thanks with a “first class food manufacturing business that delivers environmentally, socially and financially”.

“Breaking new ground in business, even as a market leader, comes at considerable cost,” Smith says.

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