Manufacturing Overview

With thousands of companies providing tens of thousands skilled jobs and investing in critical research and development, manufacturing in the region remains a dynamic and important component of both the State and National economies. This region produces everything from yogurt to trains, from buses to bolts and everything in between. More than 300 exporters are based in the region, demonstrating the strong international links which have been forged, and reflect the international competitiveness of local manufacturers.

Regional manufacturing capabilities include agriculture, automotive, building and construction, chemical, defence, electronics, food, health, IT, machinery and equipment, marine, Medical, mining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical,
plastics, textiles and transportation.

South East Melbourne is one of Australia’s most active manufacturing regions – hundreds of companies, tens of thousands of jobs and more than 300 exporters.