Electrolux contract supports local manufacturing jobs
Beverley-based manufacturer Electrolux has been awarded a major contract to supply household appliances to Housing SA properties.
Minister for Social Housing Tony Piccolo said the contract demonstrated the State Government's ongoing commitment to supporting local jobs.
"This contract will involve as many as 4,200 South Australian-manufactured appliances including cookers and stove tops supplied each year to the state's public housing tenants," he said.
Mr Piccolo said the contract will be worth up to $9.6 million over four years, and follows a public tender process for the supply of appliances to Housing SA properties in both metropolitan and regional areas.
"This contract will provide many opportunities to local contractors, supporting economic development here in South Australia," Mr Piccolo said
"Electrolux has been a trusted supplier of white goods for more 50 years to both the public and government departments, including Housing SA.
"This agreement will have a positive impact on local jobs and the broader South Australian economy."
Housing SA supplies upright cookers for its tenants, in addition to washing machines and clothes dryers for shared group laundries.
The contract is for a two-year term with an option for an additional two-year extension.