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$8 million investment and jobs for Canberra’s manufacturing sector

Canberra’s manufacturing sector received a welcome boost with the opening of Focus Press’s new manufacturing facility at the end of 2013 in Hume by Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr.

Up to 50 local jobs in the manufacturing sector will be created by early 2014 as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.

Focus Press Managing Director, Mr David Fuller, said, “We’ve made a big commitment to doing business in Canberra with an initial $8 million investment in the region as well as creating up to fifty local manufacturing jobs.”

“The ACT printing industry has been through some turbulent times, and out of this, we’ve identified that there is opportunity for Focus Press to establish itself with its leading-edge sustainable printing technologies, and make Canberra the Group’s centre of excellence for digital printing.”

“We’re the only printer in the ACT and NSW to be certified under the Australian Government National Carbon Offset Standard which means that all our products are certified carbon neutral, and we have eliminated traditional volatile solvents such as alcohol from our printing processes,” Mr Fuller said.

Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Andrew Barr congratulated Focus Press on its move to the ACT.

“As the ACT moves into its second century, we want to ensure that our economy is diverse, strong, and that we attract forward- looking businesses such as Focus Press to our region.”

“I congratulate Focus Press on their decision to set-up shop in Canberra, boost our economy and provide jobs for Canberrans, particularly our young people who are looking for careers in the printing industry,” Mr Barr said.

B2B magazine was the first product to be printed on the new printing press at the launch.

Focus Press is an award-winning, family owned business with operations in four sites in Sydney, Wollongong and now Canberra.

The Hume facility will provide online communication solutions, digital and offset printing, security printing, quality assured graphic design services, promotional merchandise, warehousing and distribution.

“Focus Press also has a site in the Illawarra region and I believe that there is great potential for these two business regions to work together and develop strong business partnerships,” Mr Fuller said.

To discuss your printing needs, contact:

Focus Press, 82 Sheppard Street Hume

T: (02) 6221 7300

[email protected]

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