The Victorian State Government has announced that it is helping Heidelberg West manufacturer Kewder Engineering improve productivity, drive sales and create new jobs.
Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines visited Kewder Engineering last week to announce a $195,000 grant from the Future Industries Manufacturing Program.
The grant is part of Kewder’s $800,000 expansion – allowing them to invest in new technology to produce high quality precision components for the aerospace and defence industries, creating seven jobs and upskilling three current employees.
The new roles are suitable for ex-auto workers, with machine operators, a quality assurance manager and a fitter required at Kewder’s three sites in Heidelberg West.
Kewder manufactures precision engineered components for a range of industries including medicine, science and telecommunications.
The company has also recently diversified into the aerospace and defence sectors, supplying components for Bushmaster defence vehicles which are manufactured in Bendigo.
Carroll said, “We’re supporting companies like Kewder Engineering so they can grow, create jobs and drive investment in our manufacturing industry.”
“Victorian manufacturing is alive and well – the industry has a bright future and we’re backing the businesses that will keep Victoria as the home of advanced manufacturing in Australia.”