Malegaon Textiles has set up its first factory in Queensland.
It is the first Australian company to set up in Queensland in 20 years.
Photo: Supplied The company is owned by the owner of the Queensland textile factory that it acquired last year.
It has set itself up in the Brisbane CBD as a factory to manufacture textiles.
It will manufacture clothing in the first 100 jobs it can.
“It’s been a long journey, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to have this opportunity to establish our factory here in Queensland,” said Malegao Textiles founder and CEO Andrew Mascaro.
“I’m really excited to be able to bring this industry to the city, and I’m sure it will create a lot of new jobs.”
He said Malegasos workforce was growing and the company was looking to hire more people.
“We’re going to bring in people from other states, from overseas, who will come here, and they will be a part of our team,” he said.
Mr Mascaros first foray into Queensland came in the form of a contract from Queensland State Government to produce uniforms for the State Government’s police force. “
So I think we’re going in a very good direction.”
Mr Mascaros first foray into Queensland came in the form of a contract from Queensland State Government to produce uniforms for the State Government’s police force.
It was a one-off deal.
Malegaos first textile factory will produce clothing for the Queensland Police Service.
Photo : ABC The company was originally set to produce shirts for the police and the state government but, following a long campaign by the National Farmers Federation, the State government decided to take the project off the backburner.
“At that point in time, it wasn’t a good business for the Government to continue doing that,” Mr Mafaro said.
He said the Government wanted to focus on its own businesses.
“They’ve been very successful in Queensland, so it was good to be part of that, and now they’ve got a great future,” he added.
“But it was a really bad business for them to continue to do that, so they’re really keen to find new jobs in the Queensland market.”