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New Bruck contract a big win for Wangaratta

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Wangaratta textile manufacturer Bruck Textiles has won a lucrative contract to supply the distinctive blue material used to make Victoria Police shirts, the Minister for Police & Emergency Services, Tim Holding, announced today.

Bruck, with around 360 staff, is Wangaratta’s largest single employer. Under the contact announced today, Bruck will supply fabric to Melbourne-based clothing manufacturer Yakka, which will make the shirts.

“Today’s announcement represents a significant investment in Victoria’s manufacturing sector, with the four year contract worth more than $2.7 million,” Mr Holding said.

“This contact provides for the supply of around 35,000 shirts each year. Bruck will also produce white fabric for use in the shirts worn by Victoria’s Protective Services Officers.”

Mr Holding commended Yakka for engaging Bruck to supply fabric for the police and protective services shirts.

“It’s commendable that Yakka has chosen to source the fabric for these uniforms from a local supplier,” he said.

“It’s a great endorsement of Victoria’s manufacturing sector, and of the high quality goods it produces.”

Founded in 1946, Bruck has had considerable experience producing high-quality high-performance fabrics.

Bruck now supplies around 90 per cent of the fabric in combat clothing used by the Australian military. The company also produces industrial work wear, flame retardant, water repellent and anti-microbial fabrics.

“This is a significant win for the workers at Bruck, as well as for the broader Wangaratta community,” Mr Holding said.

Bruck Textiles is 100 per cent Australian-owned.

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Written by Greg Naylor

10 September 2006 at 7:13 am

Posted in media release

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