Laucke Flour Mills wins grant to boost productivity Bridgewater wins "Investing in Manufacturing Technology" grant
Appearing on the Premier of Victoria's website 17/4/14.
The Victorian Coalition Government today announced an $87,500 grant to assist Bridgewater-on-Loddon company, Laucke Flour Mills Pty Ltd, to acquire new high-tech equipment that will improve product quality and production efficiency.
During a tour with candidate for Ripon Louise Staley, Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett said the upgrade will enable Laucke Flour Mills to build its competitive advantage in domestic markets and capture new export opportunities.
“I congratulate Laucke Flour Mills, Australia's oldest flour miller and leading supplier of specialty flours and mixes for retail and trade markets, on its significant investment in its future,” Mr Hodgett said.
“This Investing in Manufacturing Technology (IMT) grant will help the company purchase and install two on-line and one off-line diode-array, near infrared product quality evaluation systems at its Bridgewater flour milling facility.
“It is anticipated the new system will allow Laucke Flour Mills to increase exports by $175,000 and transition nine existing staff to higher duties.”
Laucke Flour Mills is one of 19 companies to be awarded a total of $3.6 million under the fourth round of the IMT program, which has been designed to increase the competitiveness of businesses by stimulating investment in new technology.