Arrosto Coffee has begun its $199,100 manufacturing site project after receiving a grant of $99,550 through the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund.

Currently operating out of its café site, the grant has allowed the business to build a new manufacturing facility complete with upgrades to its bottling, labelling and sterilising technologies and its renewable energy system.

Touring the construction site today, Mr Pasin said he was pleased to see the fund in action.

“These state-of-the-art upgrades allow one of Renmark’s already thriving businesses to boost its reputation,” Mr Pasin said.

“Through this the Renmark community will now have the bonus of new jobs and money into the community, in addition to more locally-made products at its fingertips.

Today’s site visit coincides with the Federal Government’s announcement of its $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy last week, an expansion of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund.

“Both Arrosto and Tanunda’s Brauer Natural Medicine were successful in receiving grants through the MMF, which delivered 200 projects Nation-wide,” Mr Pasin said.

“I am pleased to now be extending this process and allowing more local businesses to value-add.

“Here in Barker we have a reputation for our home-grown products and this fund will only boost that for our local businesses.”

The Strategy has been developed through extensive work within the industry both pre-Covid-19 and during the pandemic.

This strategy builds on the work across Government to improve economic conditions for business, including streamlining regulation, cutting red tape and cutting input costs.