Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Grant helps kick-start new chapter for one-of-a-kind WA motorcycle manufacturer

    1/10/2021 12:05 PM
     
    • Leading Australian manufacturer of classic motorcycles, Ducati engines and parts set to expand from regional Western Australian base
    • $113,000 through the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants position Vee Two to increase production to meet world demand 

    A Western Australian-based specialist motorcycle and parts manufacturer is speeding up production to meet world-demand for its highly-regarded products with support from the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants.

     

    Nannup-based business Vee Two will soon be flicking the switch on a newly-purchased computerised access milling machine that will allow the business to manufacture complex motorcycle parts with one process.

     

    Up until now, engine components have been hand-made by the business and there is a three-year wait for some products, popular with enthusiasts around the globe.

     

    The machine will allow Vee Two to increase production for the niche international classic Ducati market, making the business more competitive. New local jobs are expected to be created as the Nannup business grows.

     

    Vee Two currently produces hand-built classic motorcycles, replacement parts for classic Ducati motorcycles, and carries out engine rebuilds and restorations.

     

    Limited edition replicas of motorcycling royalty Mike Hailwood's winning Isle of Man motorcycle are being produced.

     

    One of the Hailwood replicas is expected to be used in a planned feature film, which Vee Two will support as a supplier.

     

    Round 4 of the RED Grants is now open, with funding available to support jobs and business opportunities across regional WA.

     

    More information about the RED Grants program, including guidelines and application details are available at http://www.drd.wa.gov.au/rfr/REDG or through the State's nine Regional Development Commissions. Applications close October 21, 2021.

     

    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Regional WA is home to world-leading innovative local businesses, and Vee Two is a real success story for the regions.

     

    "Owner Brook Henry is a master of his craft, and his skills and passion for Ducati are putting Nannup on the world motoring map.

     

    "We are proud to support local businesses like Vee Two through our RED Grants, driving economic diversification and local jobs on the ground across the State."

     

    Comments attributed to Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie:

     

    "I am so proud to be a part of a Government that assist local innovators such as Vee Two, through the McGowan Government's RED Grants.

     

    "The $113,000, provided through the grants scheme, will propel this WA-based manufacturer into new territory to meet the global demand of their one-of-a-kind product line. 

     

    "We have some of the brightest minds in our regions and it's an honour to be a part of a Government that's able to foster these ideas, spark change and drive economic growth for generations to come."

     

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