Global packaging company Orora expands in Victoria

Published: 24 August 2023

A global packaging company has grown its operations in Victoria as part of a multi-million-dollar project, supported by the Victorian Government.

Orora Beverage has invested $110 million to expand its beverage can manufacturing operations in the state, creating up to 18 new jobs.

Orora has established a new aluminium beverage can manufacturing line at its Dandenong site, increasing its production capacity to cater for growing market demand.

The company has increased capacity and warehousing for its precision can end production at its Ballarat facility.

Orora’s expansion will allow the company to meet increasing demand from major global beverage customers across the industry including producers of craft and traditional beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.

The environmentally sustainable aluminium can manufacturer produces its beverage cans on a conveying system, where aluminium coil made from mostly recycled content is mechanically and chemically treated and cured to solidify the can shape. The recyclable cans are then decorated, palletised and shipped to customer plants for filling.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Orora is a global manufacturer and distributor of sustainable, innovative packaging including aluminium cans, glass bottles and corrugated board, with more than 250 employees in the state.

The state’s $33 billion manufacturing industry is a driving force of Victoria’s economy, made up of around 24,000 businesses, supporting more than 250,000 jobs, and providing around 30% of Australia’s manufacturing output.