Concept Amenities, a global leader in the supply of environmentally responsible hotel guest amenities hosted Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Minister, Richard Dalla-Riva and Lorraine Wreford MLA, State Member of Parliament for Mordialloc district Friday.
The Minister was interested to hear about the success of the company; plans to reinvigorate and expand manufacturing operations at the Braeside plant; the addition of new, innovative machinery and cutting edge technology.
“Innovative businesses, like Concept Amenities, are the backbone of the economy and important for continued local growth,”explains Michael Matulick, chief executive officer of Concept Amenities, “More importantly, manufacturing is critical for export growth in Victoria, and Australia in general, with regard to job creation and hopefully, cumulative gross domestic product.”
Matulick goes on to explain “We are looking at current government programs that can assist us by supporting the introduction of new technologies, the development of new markets and ways we can further improve energy efficiencies within our manufacturing operations that support our long-term growth initiatives.”
Wreford further supported Matulick’s comments: “The Victorian Coalition Government is working extremely hard with manufacturers. We all know the Australian economy is not at its best right now, with confidence falling, and barriers like the high dollar making it tough for exporters. Then there’s carbon tax,” Says Wreford. “Manufacturing is vitally important to this region and Melbourne relies heavily on the jobs created in suburbs across Kingston.”
Congratulations were also expressed by the visiting party with regard to the recently unveiled Soap Aid program, which involves the collecting and recovery of discarded soap from hotels to reprocess into new bars and distribute to those most in need throughout the world.
The independent charity will help address one of the most critical needs facing third world countries today—the lack of sanitary conditions. This ambitious humanitarian effort is aimed at saving millions of lives worldwide. “Soap Aid is a unique opportunity for Concept Amenities to remain true to its core values of promoting eco-consciousness and improving the quality of life on our planet,” says Matulick. “With the help of others in our industry, we can save millions of lives together.”
About Soap Aid
Soap Aid is a registered charity with an independent board, made up of senior industry and community members, which aims to collect used soaps from accommodation providers and repossess them into new bars of soaps which will in turn be donated to charities that can place the soap into the hands of children with the greatest need for sanitation. www.soapaid.org.
About Concept AmeGlennnities
Concept Amenities is a recognized world leader in the supply of guest amenities that deliver on quality, luxury, style and environmental solutions. We’ve built our business through understanding our client’s business, their guests and their brand.
Far from being simply the purveyors of amenity products, we are intrinsically linked to the creation of memorable guest experiences. This mindset provides a clear focus for who we are and what we do best. While our goal is delivering the ultimate in sensory indulgences, we do this in a manner that is fully aligned with our values and the positive role we perceive we should be playing in the world in which we live.
In sync with the hospitality industry we are strongly conscious of the impact we have on the environment and the growing eco-consciousness of guests. Our environmental stewardship is a fundamental expression of our values. This is enhanced with ERP—the leading benchmark for Environmentally Responsible Products—which is biodegradable, and recyclable, with a care for the environment.