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Horsham exporter Johnson Asahi to expand to Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal

ON THE MOVE: Johnson Asahi staff Liam Batson, Tony Huebner, Jayson Agustin, Jane Wollerman, Amanda Krause, and Jon Symes at the Plumpton Rd site.

ON THE MOVE: Johnson Asahi staff Liam Batson, Tony Huebner, Jayson Agustin, Jane Wollerman, Amanda Krause, and Jon Symes at the Plumpton Rd site.

Horsham export hay processing company Johnson Asahi has confirmed its plans to relocate to the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal at Dooen.
Johnson Asahi will become the first business to relocate to the WIFT precinct on Freight Terminal Road.
Johnson Asahi Director, Mark Johnson, said Stage 1 of the development would start soon with three major hay storage sheds and a weighbridge to be erected in advance of this hay season.
“We’re aiming to start Stage 1 as soon as possible and have started planning for Stage 2, a processing factory, to be built within three years,” Mr Johnson said.
“The new developments will potentially increase the need for people additional to the 30 already employed, which is very positive for the business and the region.”
“We are very proud of our 23-year history in Horsham and will continue to work with growers in the region to further expand our production and storage capacity.”
Council’s Director Planning and Economic Angela Murphy said Council had a rich and productive history with Johnson’s.
“23 years ago Council and Johnson Asahi worked together to set up the factory in Plumpton Road,” Ms Murphy said.
“We’re looking forward to working with the company again to relocate it to the WIFT precinct to improve freight efficiencies and allow for company expansion.
“Johnson Asahi will be investing around $8 million in the project which provides a huge economic benefit to the region. We’re very happy to see this going ahead and look forward to continuing to assist in the transition.”
Johnson Asahi has been exporting oaten hay to Japan for over 23 years and now exports over 100,000mt of hay and straw annually from the Wimmera region valued at around $25 million.

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Posted on Jul 27 2017

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