McCormick & Company is constructing a multi-million dollar complex in Melbourne that will house a technical innovation centre, administration offices and logistics centre.
Located in Mentone, the complex is expected to be completed early next year and will be home to the US company’s Australian headquarters as well, housing more than 90 employees.
McCormick Asia Pacific president Daniel Moorfield said the new premises are symbolic of the company’s business transformation over the past four years and its strategic focus on growth within Asia Pacific.
“Melbourne is a fantastic place for us to make this investment, with first-class agricultural suppliers nearby, a dedicated Australian and Asia Pacific customer base, and a transportation network that is amongst the best in the world.
“Our new technical innovation centre will enable us to collaborate with our key local customers to create tasty new products for Australians to enjoy. Whether it is providing seasonings to snack food manufacturers, sauces and coatings to restaurants, or creating great new products for our long-standing brands such as Aeroplane Jelly and Keen’s Curry, the technical innovation centre will provide inspiration to anyone who enjoys flavour.”
Moorfield said McCormick plans to speed growth and expand its footprint in the region.
Meanwhile, the company has adopted sustainable solutions in the design and construction of the complex.
Solar-power generation, thermally efficient glass, solar roof panels and efficient energy systems ensure the site has minimal impact on the community and environment and the building has been designed to achieve Green Building Council of Australia 5-Star Green rating. The facility will produce less greenhouse gas emissions, use less electricity, less water and less waste will be sent to landfills.