Ten new ongoing full-time employees will soon be plying their trade at West Tamworth’s Apollo Engineering, with the support of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Jobs Creation fund.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced Apollo Engineering will be the recipient of a $200,000 grant that will assist in establishing a new manufacturing facility and purchasing equipment to continue to expand their advanced manufacturing capabilities.
“The NSW Nationals in Government are committed to ensuring that we keep creating the kind of skilled jobs that keep food on the table for families across our region,” Mr Anderson said.
“The Regional Job Creation fund does just that with significant funding driving business growth in our region, ensuring that they can grow sustainably and keep our region at the leading edge of industry and manufacturing.
“Apollo Engineering have a 25-year history of leading the way in manufacturing and in job creation in our region and their work has remained at the highest of standards for that time.
“That is why global grands like BHP, Westrac, Hitachi, Komatsu, Cleanaway, and many more choose to work with Apollo. I’m looking forward to seeing this project come to fruition and meeting some of the men and women who will be embarking on careers with Apollo.”
Apollo Managing Director David Errington said the funding would allow the business to meet a growing need in global manufacturing while creating 10 skilled jobs in Tamworth.
“Over the last decade, we have invested heavily in advanced manufacturing equipment and automation to ensure we can compete in a global economy,” he said.
“The last few years have provided significant supply chain challenges to Australian companies and there is a real push to expand our sovereign manufacturing capabilities in this country.
“Not only do we support local industry with our capabilities, but we are also winning contracts with companies who have brought their work back on shore.
“The grant from the NSW Government will provide a further boost for us to continue our expansion plans.”
For more information on the Regional Job Creation Fund, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/programs-and-grants/regional-growth-fund/regional-job-creation-fund