Canadian-based agricultural machinery parts dealer, MACDON has opened a new parts distribution centre at Campbellfield, 15 kilometres from the Melbourne airport.
The new parts distribution centre will allow MacDon to stock more parts inventory in order to make sure the parts are available in country during critical times in the harvest period, but also around the year for off-season equipment maintenance.
MacDon, headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, are world leaders in the technology, innovation and manufacturing of high quality, high performance harvesting equipment.
"MacDon dealers in Australia have successfully sold and supported our product for the last 40 years," said Gary Giesbrecht, president and CEO of the MacDon Group of Companies.
"It is only through their dedication that we have been able to increase our presence in the market throughout those years," he said.
Victoria has a significant agriculture industry, accounting for $A11.6 billion in gross value in 2013-2014. The Victorian Government recently announced a A$200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund, which will support investment in agricultural infrastructure and supply chains to boost productivity, increase exports and reduce costs so that farmers, businesses and industries can stay competitive.
Of the funding announcement, Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford said, "our new A$200 million fund will deliver concrete benefits for the hard-working farmers and regional Victorians that depend on this important sector."