Sporting the trusted green and gold kangaroo logo is something we take seriously at Luus Industries.
Manufacturing high quality products and supporting our community with job security and opportunities is one of the key values underpinning our business. Luus were approached to host this year’s Australian Made Week launch event at our facility in Sunshine West on Sunday the 5th of June, and we were excited to be a part of this important event.
The second Australian Made Week, running June 6 – 12, highlights the difference that buying locally-made products has on Australian businesses and employment. Australian Made Week 2022 follows on from the huge success of last year’s inaugural campaign that prompted more than 70% of Aussies to increase their efforts to prioritise local product purchases.
The campaign kicked off with some great interviews with Australian Made Chief Executive Ben Lazzaro, Assistant Minister of Trade and Manufacturing Senator the Hon. Tim Ayres, Daniel Mulino MP and Celebrity Chef Adam Liaw.
“Roy Morgan research shows that 93% of Australians believe it is important to build up local manufacturing to protect Australians from problems with the supply of products made overseas,” said Ben Lazzaro.
“When you buy Australian Made, you have a direct economic impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Australians throughout the supply chain.”
Luus CEO Ao Luu stated “Our family has been in the industry for over 20 years and is committed to supporting the growth of manufacturing in Melbourne and Australia.”
“Luus has a workforce of 65 employees whose diverse skills and specialties range from engineering, steel fabricating and welding, through to accounting, sales and marketing. We have so much capability and expertise in this country that we don’t want to lose due to overreliance on imported goods.”
Australian Made Week Ambassador Adam Liaw added: “I’m encouraging people to get involved in Australian Made Week by asking when they’re making purchases – whether it’s flowers, woks or socks – to go for Australian Made or Grown and make buying local a regular shopping habit for the other 51 weeks of the year.”
Make sure you look for the logo, not only this week but always, to support our makers and growers across Australia!
Learn how you can get involved in this great campaign by visiting the Australian Made website here.