The NSW Government says it has secured a $10 million consolidation of Joyce Foam’s national manufacturing operations for Western Sydney supporting 69 jobs.
Minister for State and Regional Development, Ian Macdonald, said Joyce Foam’s decision to base all its Australian manufacturing out of Moorebank has been secured with assistance from Industry & Investment NSW.
The NSW Government acknowledges the important role manufacturing plays in the economy of Western Sydney and NSW “that’s why we’ve worked to secure this project,” Macdonald said.
“Joyce Foam is a specialist manufacturer of flexible polyurethane foam products for the furniture, bedding, automotive and other specialist industries.
“The company currently operates four foam manufacturing plants in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide and a sales and conversion facility in Melbourne.
“After a careful and considered review of its operations, Joyce Foam has decided to consolidate manufacturing to a single site.
“While they will still have a sales and conversion operation in all States, foam manufacturing will be centralised at Moorebank.”
Macdonald said the NSW Government stepped in to secure the Joyce Foam consolidation for Western Sydney ahead of other States to maintain local employment.
“Sixty four existing Western Sydney jobs have been secured and another five new jobs will be created at Moorebank.
“Joyce Foam now plans to invest $10 million to expand its Moorebank base into its national manufacturing headquarters, generating 15 jobs during the construction phase.
“NSW has averted the risk of Joyce Foam relocating interstate which would have seen its NSW operations scaled back to a satellite warehouse employing just 20 sales and logistics staff.
“Joyce Foam will now consult with the NSW Government-supported Industry Capability Network (ICN) to help identify NSW-based companies with potential to contribute to its manufacturing supply chain into the future, hopefully creating further opportunities for local businesses.”
“The company advises it will introduce an advanced foam manufacturing process called ‘controlled pressure polymerisation’ which was developed in Europe to eliminate emissions and improve foaming quality and product range,” Macdonald said.
“This will be a first for the Australian foam market and will give Joyce Foam a global best practice in foam manufacturing.”