TWE announced its plan to expand the Wolf Blass Packaging Centre in March this year, as part of a wide ranging global supply chain optimisation program, which will see the Company’s production footprint realigned to improve utilization and reduce complexity.
Peter Taylor, TWE’s Director Wine Production – Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), met with Geoff Brock, Minister for Regional Development, at the Wolf Blass Packaging Centre today to welcome the announcement.
“This is a major investment for our business and a vote of confidence in the wine industry. The Wolf Blass Packaging Centre is TWE’s most efficient and advanced packaging operation so it makes sense to install additional bottling line capacity and consolidate our Australian wine packaging operations at this site.
“The Wolf Blass Packaging Centre was purpose-built and cost over $100million when it was commissioned in October 2005, and this $2million grant is the best tenth birthday gift we could wish for. It sets the Centre up for the next decade, and I want to sincerely thank the South Australian Government and Minister Brock for supporting this important facility” Mr Taylor said.
The Wolf Blass Packaging Centre expansion involves enlarging the bottling hall building, installing an additional bottling line, new storage for racked finished goods, creating an area for additional dry goods storage and a waste and recycling area, as well as more amenities for employees. One of the key benefits for the Barossa community will be the 30 new jobs created when the new bottling line is fully operational by July 2016.