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World-leading wine tech company to build headquarters in SA

A Nuriootpa-based business specialising in producing innovative wine technologies has been offered a $500,000 State Government to support a project that will create 19 full-time equivalent ongoing jobs.

VA Filtration will use its Regional Development Fund grant to support building a $4.5 million purpose-built new technology facility on Pipeline Road.

The facility will boost South Australia’s reputation as a world leader in innovative wine technologies.

New positions will include researchers, engineers and manufacturing experts. Another 15 FTEs will be created during the construction phase.

The facility will enable VA Filtration to construct highly advanced modern filtration machines locally in South Australia, instead of the company needing to outsource this work interstate as currently occurs. The company currently services around 180 wine producers across South Australia.

VA Filtration is a global distributor of a unique, patented mobile filtration system, designed to service small to medium wineries. It uses patented, highly advanced filtration processes to improve wine quality by removing or reducing undesirable compounds and taints.

VA Filtration managing Director and founder Matthew Hooper said the project will give VA Filtration a permanent base for the company, building on the existing invaluable mobile service we provide to customers.

“We’re excited to now be able to dramatically expand our operations in regional South Australia, increase machine exports through our subsidiary companies in the USA, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa and Argentina, and develop a dedicated research and development division,” said Mr Hooper.

Image Caption: In 2016-17, South Australia’s wine industry generated more than $2.3 billion in revenue.

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