The largest employing and most productive industry in Brimbank. There are 792 manufacturing businesses that operate in Brimbank with the most employment in food product manufacturing.
Brimbank has competitive advantages in metal manufacturing, textile and clothing manufacturing, and polymer and rubber product manufacturing.
Fabricated metal product manufacturing, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing and basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing have been identified as areas for high employment growth.
Notable manufacturing businesses based in Brimbank are ARC, Vinidex, Akzo Nobel, Bluescope Steel, Asahi, Caterpillar and Ausreo.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
The largest industry by number of registered businesses in Brimbank with 3,323. Given the continued growth in e-commerce and logistics, opportunities exist for businesses looking to establish a transport and logistics base in Brimbank given the supply of appropriately zoned land and strategic location advantages.
Notable transport, postal, and warehousing businesses based in Brimbank are Australia Post, Bunnings Warehouse, FedEx, MacGregor Logistics, Northline Logistics and Bell Total Logistics.
Health Care and Social Assistance
The third largest industry category in Brimbank for employment and the fastest growing. With continued population growth and an ageing population across metropolitan Melbourne, the demand for healthcare and social assistance services will continue to increase.
Council has identified the Sunshine Health, Wellbeing and Education Precinct (SHWEP) for future growth and development in health, education and ancillary services and development.
Notable healthcare and social assistance businesses based in Brimbank are Western Health, IPC Health, Global Medical Solutions and Fronditha Care.
Professional and Business Services
Opportunities exist for professional and business service companies to invest in Brimbank, particularly in the vibrant Town Centres and the Sunshine Metropolitan Activity Centre, which will be even more attractive for development with the construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL).
The MARL includes a stop at Sunshine and the development of the Sunshine Super Hub.
These and other city transformational projects will increase the profile of Sunshine and Brimbank and create opportunities for increased business exposure and attract increased mixed-use development and even more skilled workers to the municipality.
Notable professional and business services based in Brimbank are Kennedy Guy, Douglas Kay, Next DC, Metronode (part of Equinix), Digital Realty and AirTrunk.
Other sectors offering business opportunities include construction, education and training, wholesale and retail trade and accommodation and food services.