Mars Wrigley unwraps investment for its Ballarat factory


Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Mars Wrigley unwraps investment for its Ballarat factory

Mars Wrigley Australia is investing $30 million into its Ballarat factory in order to advance its local manufacturing capabilities and future-proof its Australian operations.

The investment will allow the Victorian factory to expand its range of chocolate bars in addition to supporting improvements to the chocolates that it currently produces there, including the M&M’s and Pods lines. Furthermore, the expansion will see the introduction of a new packaging line that will allow for an increased volume of production for Maltesers chocolates which in turn will allow for an increase in exported products.

“While the majority of our products are made in Australia today, our ambition is to make even more of our products here in the future. The new $30 million investment into our Ballarat factory will support our ambition by enhancing our on-shore manufacturing technologies and capabilities to ensure our Australian business remains globally competitive,” said the general manager of Mars Wrigley Australia, Andrew Leakey.

The new funding builds on the $37 million investment for the Ballarat site that Mars Wrigley announced in 2020.

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