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Jobs for Rosedale as Bambach factory grows production

A good news story is unfolding in Rosedale with more than 20 new staff starting work at a new wire and cabling factory, 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.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien visited the factory to hear about plans for further 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 defence-related 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.

“This is a great example of how government can work with industry to create jobs in regional areas and a credit to the work of my Federal colleague, Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, who helped secure a grant to aid Bambach’s relocation.”

Mr O’Brien commended Bambach for showing confidence in and a commitment to the local region.

Bambach Wires and Cables 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,” Mr Chown said.

Bambach is an approved supplier to the Australian Navy and Department of Defence.   Bambach 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 received a Federal Government grant of $2.9 million to redevelop the tannery, which was announced by Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien visited the new Bambach wire and cabling factory in Rosedale and is pictured with Managing Director Alfred Chown.


6 March 2020

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