Jobs boost for Bendigo benchtop manufacturer

Published: 4 August 2017

A Bendigo benchtop and hardware business has recently received support from the Victorian Government to invest in cutting-edge equipment and create new local jobs.

CV Benchtops & Hardware – a manufacturer of kitchen benches and doors – has received support from the Victorian Government's Future Industries Manufacturing Program (FIMP) and will use the government grant to purchase and install a new edge bander machine and two vacuum lifts as part of a $330,000 investment.

The company will create two new jobs in manufacturing and transition two more.

The expansion will help the company boost manufacturing capabilities, improve workplace safety, develop new products and increase sales in the local market.

CV Benchtops & Hardware has specialised in the manufacture of post-formed, domestic and wholesale benchtops for nearly 30 years.

Bendigo is home to more than 350 manufacturers employing more than 4,000 workers. The local industry is made up of businesses specialising in defence, construction, transport technologies, as well as food and fibre.

FIMP has so far supported 30 projects which are expected to create 250 jobs.

Businesses can apply for grants of up to $500,000. For more information, visit business.vic.gov.au/fimp.