New jobs boost just the ticket for Melbourne’s west
Published: 18 November 2019
The Victorian Government has delivered a manufacturing jobs boost with ticket, tag and label manufacturer TMA Group launching a major new facility in Truganina today.
TMA has relocated its main ticket operations from New South Wales to Melbourne’s west, reinforcing Victoria’s standing as the country’s premier manufacturing and innovation state.
The new production, design and logistics centre at Truganina is expected to create 100 jobs by 2022.
TMA manufactures everything from tickets for the Australian Open and AFL Grand Final to airport luggage tags. The company also creates ticket apps, software and machinery for a range of industries across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.
TMA produces stock for companies including Ticketmaster, Ticketek, Qantas, Westfield, Coles and Australia Post and specialises in state-of-the-art security features such as holographic foils, trust seals and invisible fluorescent inks.
Setting up in Victoria has allowed TMA to take on new customers including a major contract with Woolworths and expand its product range, notably with the ZipBy technology platform – an app that allows customers to use secure car parks without printed tickets.
Victoria is a manufacturing leader with 13,000 firms employing more than 280,000 people across the sector.
The Victorian Government is a major supporter of manufacturing, helping to create more than 7,000 jobs and generate more than $1.8 billion in private investment since November 2014.
The manufacturing sector continues to be a cornerstone of the Victorian economy, contributing more than $30 billion to Gross State Product annually and generating $19.6 billion in exports.