Up to 1 million boxes will be made each day at Visy’s new corrugated cardboard box factory in Hemmant, Queensland.

The new factory—opened today by Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick and Federal Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic —will make cardboard boxes for Queensland’s thriving food and beverage companies, farmers and growers.

The state-of-the-art factory is part of Visy Executive Chairman Anthony Pratt’s commitment to invest $2 billion over the next decade—$700 million of that in Queensland—to reduce landfill, cut emissions and create thousands of green collar Australian manufacturing jobs.

Pratt praised the Queensland Treasurer’s championing of Queensland manufacturing.

“The Queensland Government has created a great business environment for manufacturers to invest and grow in Queensland. We’ve invested $175 million to build the most productive and technically advanced corrugated box making facility in the country. We’ve installed the latest 2.8m wide corrugator—the most modern corrugator in the southern hemisphere.”