Vic Govt grant boosts milk maker's manufacturing


Thursday, 28 April, 2022

Vic Govt grant boosts milk maker's manufacturing

Victorian milk company Purearth Foods has benefited from a Victorian Government grant as part of the Food to Market program. The $485,000 in funding will allow the milk and plant-based drinks company to install new processing equipment to increase its efficiency and operate at a higher production capacity.

The new equipment will also enable the potential development of new products and the increased production capacity will let Purearth take its products to new markets both locally and internationally.

“By supporting local producers like Purearth Foods to reach their full potential we’re helping break barriers for expansion to domestic and international markets,” said Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas, who visited the Purearth site.

The Food to Market program has aimed to fund projects that are innovative and grow or diversify the agri-business sector in Victoria. The second tranche of the program, which Purearth Foods was a part of, saw $5.3 million split across 15 Victorian companies to boost economic recovery in the state.

“This funding supports our ambitions to create new products, expand in untapped export markets and build overall supply chain resilience — benefiting our local community and suppliers,” said Purearth Foods Chair Lachlan Armstrong.

More about the Victorian agricultural strategy can be found on the Agriculture Victoria website.

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