Local business looks on the BRITE side

Thriving manufacturer BRITEX has constantly reinvented itself as since it began fabricating steel in Melbourne more than 80 years ago.


And it plans to innovate and provide jobs for years to come with the help of the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First Policy.

Established in 1938, BRITEX pioneered the pressing of one-piece stainless steel sink bodies and now uses state-of-the-art design to produce highly sought-after products.

The Bundoora manufacturer is internationally recognised as a design innovator in stainless steel products, commercial grade plumbing fixtures and architectural fittings.

Chances are you've encountered one of its sleek sinks, toilets or food cabinets in a public facility, a park or butcher's display.

"BRITEX Managing Director Cam Risstrom says Local Jobs First enables the business to provide quality Australian products to large-scale government projects across the state."

BRITEX is among Victorian manufacturers supported by Local Jobs First, which gives them fair and equal opportunity to participate in Government procurement.

Local Jobs First (Local Jobs First Act 2003) mandates minimum local content on all major government projects including construction, infrastructure, digital, goods and services.

The BRITEX Group, a proud Australian owned and operated manufacturer, is delivering several government projects through the policy.


BRITEX provides quality products for large-scale government infrastructure projects, most recently the Victorian Schools PPP Project and the Victorian School Board Authority investment in Local School Infrastructure.

Local Jobs First Commissioner Don Matthews (L) and BRITEX Manading Director Cam Risstrom (R)This involved long-lasting, easy to maintain and made to measure stainless steel learning kitchens, commercial benching, laboratory fixtures and complete bathroom sanitary solutions.

A leader in its field, BRITEX continually reinvents itself with a high-class range for Victorian hospitals, prisons and schools. Products include vandal resistant toilets, urinals, hand basins, troughs, fountains, commercial benching and more.

"This investment in local businesses has allowed BRITEX to reinvest in our employees and in state-of-the-art machinery for our factory," says BRITEX Managing Director Cam Risstrom.

"We are able to continue to custom fabricate premium quality products locally for our customers. Many businesses such as ours are benefitting from this policy, enabling us the opportunity to help build Victoria."

The Victorian Government is the state's largest procurer of goods and services. It hopes to create jobs and boost economic growth by enabling local workers and businesses to participate in social procurement.

Local Jobs First Commissioner Don Matthews recently toured BRITEX's Bundoora facility.

"This is another great example of the Local Jobs First policy working and enabling Victorian businesses to be a part of government procurement," he says.

"It is envisioned that many other Victorian businesses, will benefit from the Local Jobs First policy and I encourage all state-wide businesses to take part in government procurement."

Local businesses can register their interest in supplying goods and services to Local Jobs First projects through the Industry Capability Network. Read the original story here.


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