MORE than 20 staff have begun working at a new wire and cabling factory in Rosedale, with more jobs expected to come.
Bambach Wires and Cables moved from Sydney into the old Rosedale tannery building late last year after a multi-million dollar redevelopment, to reduce manufacturing costs.
Bambach is an approved supplier to the Australian Navy and Department of Defence. It also supplies cables to the Australian Army, manufacturing purpose-built shielded cables for use on armoured vehicles and various other applications.
All Bambach-manufactured cables are fully made in Australia using Australian mined and processed copper.
Bambach managing director Alfred Chown said the relocation was a good example of industry decentralisation.
“At our new base in Rosedale, we continue to provide locally-made products in a timely and competitive manner,” he said.
Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien visited the factory to hear about plans for more growth and expansion into international markets.
Mr O’Brien said the new facility had decreased production times for cables and wiring used in infrastructure and defencerelated projects.
“Bambach can now make cables three to four times faster and five times larger, which has opened new opportunities overseas while supporting local jobs here in Rosedale,” he said.
Mr O’Brien commended Bambach for showing confidence in and a commitment to the local region.
Bambach received a federal government grant of $2.9 million to redevelop the tannery.