Jobs as Narangba business expands

Posted: 9am 13 Dec 2021

More jobs will be created at a Narangba agricultural business in the next two years, as the company plans to construct a second work site after receiving a grant from the Federal Government.

Up to 15 manufacturing and warehouse jobs will be created at Accensi, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural crop protection solutions, once the project is completed.

It’s expected to cost $4.5 million, with $2 million provided by the Federal Government as part of its Modern Manufacturing Fund, and Accensi chipping in the rest.

The expansion will allow Accensi to construct and install a new formulation facility 1km from its existing site at Potassium St, enabling complete segregation of herbicide and non-herbicide manufacturing units to eliminate the risk of airborne particle contamination.

Australian Agribusiness National Manufacturing manager Stan Bowes, who oversees the Narangba site, says the grant means the company can meet higher industry standards.

“By having a second site it will help us align to our customers’ expectations and the standards within the industry to keep,” he says.

“It’s good to see this project has been recognised and the value it is going to add to the Australian agricultural industry.”

Growing business

Sales manager Andrew Bull says the company manufactures up to 700,000 litres a week in various products which is then distributed worldwide.

“The products we manufacture here go into horticulture, cotton, broadacres - every type of industry you can think of within the agriculture sector,” he explains.

“We also produce fungicides, insecticides, termiticides - the whole gamut of products that is required for any sort of pesticides.

“These products go all over the world, but you can also find them on the shelf at your local Bunnings.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth toured the site last week to see the warehouse and hear about the expansion.

Mr Howarth says he is pleased a big manufacturer in the Moreton Bay Region was selected for the grant.

“I’m very supportive and happy this grant has been announced, as it went through a very thorough process through the federal department,” he says.

“This grant means more manufacturing jobs in my electorate and in the Moreton Bay Region.

“It also means Accensi will be able to produce about 20 per cent more volume of what they are currently doing today.”

Construction is due to begin early 2022, with an estimated time frame of 18 months for completion.

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