Electrolux factory rolls out its last ever fridge
AUSTRALIA'S last refrigerator factory, the Electrolux plant at Orange in central west NSW, will roll its last fridge off the production line today, after producing around 12 million fridges in its lifetime.
In 2013 Electrolux announced it would close the factory and move production overseas.
The company said they had decided it was more cost effective to make fridges in south-east Asia and eastern Europe.
General manager Mark O'Kane said not only will the closure be a blow for the town of Orange, but also for Australian manufacturers seeking to compete globally.
The closure means the end of more than 70 years of whitegoods production in the regional city of Orange and the end of an era for Australian manufacturing.
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