Australian Made Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, participated in the official opening of the Electrolux National Logistics & Support Centre (NLSC), alongside The Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill, in Adelaide earlier this month.
Cooking products bearing the Westinghouse and Chef brands manufactured in the Electrolux Cooking Products plant in Dudley Park, South Australia, and fridges and freezers bearing the Westinghouse and Kelvinator brands manufactured in the Electrolux Refrigeration Plant in Orange, New South Wales, are certified to carry the Australian Made logo.
“This [event] gives me the opportunity to formally welcome Electrolux to the Australian Made Campaign,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
“The Australian Made Campaign is proud to have companies like Electrolux participating. Country-of-origin is an asset too often over-looked or under-valued. It can and should be a real strength for our Aussie manufacturers.”
Premier Weatherhill emphasised the importance of Electrolux to the South Australian economy, and praised the company’s continued investment in plants and equipment.
“This state is extremely grateful for this contribution to its economy and we trust the long history that the company has had with this state will continue for many years to come,” Mr Weatherill said.
More than 1000 Australians are employed across the Electrolux manufacturing plants and adjoining research and development centres in NSW and SA.