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Manufacturing Fact Sheet

Manufacturing is one of East Gippsland’s key sectors, generating $640m in outputs last financial year. Food manufacturing in particular is a key strength of the region thanks to an abundance of fresh produce grown in and around the Lindenow Valley.

East Gippsland’s top five manufacturing products by output are: food products, wood products, transport equipment, and fabricated metal.

Patties Foods, Australia’s leading frozen pastry company, manufactures iconic brands including Four n’ Twenty, Herbert Adams, Nannas and Creative Gourmet from its Bairnsdale Plant. They employ around 500 people in a range of disciplines including manufacturing, quality assurance, engineering and maintenance, IT, procurement, product development and warehousing.

Also based in Bairnsdale, Vegco / One Harvest is the largest salad fresh cuts factory in Australia. Sourcing produce directly from the Lindenow Valley, Vegco employs around 275 people in East Gippsland with opportunities for career minded interns and graduates looking for experience in fresh produce manufacturing.