Dough to grow jobs: Laurent bakes the perfect expansion

Published: 14 July 2017

Manufacturing plant at Laurent

The Victorian Government has helped family-owned Laurent Bakery grow its baking business and create 30 new jobs in Melbourne’s south-east.

Laurent will build a new state-of-the-art bread line at a second facility to be based at Braeside, creating an additional 30 new manufacturing jobs.

Support from the Victorian Government will also help Laurent boost production capacity and retain its manufacturing facilities and headquarters in Victoria.

Laurent’s baked delights are sold through its 16 retail stores and wholesale and food service nationally. The company also exports its products to South-East Asia.

The company’s Braeside facility produces bread for wholesale customers, housing a highly-automated, stone baked bread line.

The government continues to invest in food and fibre, one of the state’s key growth sectors, through the Future Industries Fund.

There are more than 190,000 people employed across the sector. Victoria is also Australia’s largest exporter of food and fibre products, with nearly $12 billion exported in 2015-16.