Safety issues, traceability, product management, temperature control … the list goes on. 46 talking about this. Costa says Geelong’s economic character has been transitioning from manufacturing since its textile industries started closing more than 30 years ago. "So if I had a choice I'd probably lean towards that.". It’s one of the key things they look at when they’re funding a producer: ‘Where’s your market?’, “The banks look at a lot of those fundamentals. “One thing they’re very consistent on, is they need traceability on every bit of product. Politicians are grappling with the whole foreign investment issue at the same time as manufacturing is sliding off a cliff and new business enterprises are ever more imperative. One family in every two has a family member involved in GPAC in some way at some time during the year. He said investment banks Goldman Sachs and UBS would handle the exit. "The northern neighbours of ours, up through Asia, which are far more populous than what we are, are always going to be looking for good fresh green food and I think we can provide that very well.". © 2019 Australian Independent Lining Distributors Pty Ltd All rights reserved. CONSTRUCTION of what's been described as the biggest house ever built in … The…, Geelong businessman Robert Costa building massive mansion near Ceres. But if Robert Costa’s public persona seems a little publicity-shy, it’s not that he hasn’t plenty to say. Costa Robert Dr in Newcomb, VIC, 3219. Business contact details for Costa Robert Dr including phone number, reviews & map location - TrueLocal “The kind of people you need to support that industry are looking to be entertained and engaged, and they want their kids educated in the arts,” he says, back on the renewal campaign. Mr Costa said the market for fresh food was growing, particularly in Asia, and the company was in a strong position. He’s well-known in business circles but somehow enjoys a happy knack for flying under the radar while in plain view. 2020 US election live results: Who is winning? “You have to look at how every business is structured and what segment it’s in. The agriculture sector is lugging a thumping $70 billion debt at present and the banks are not keen on extending much more largesse. One of the key things that is really important, I think, the Achilles heel, is the source to market – the avenues to market. "You just complete the deal, make sure your management team is looked after properly and the company goes on as it is today. What is it, and how does it work? Costa Group chairman Frank Costa said the company, which his parents took over in Geelong in 1938, was looking for a trade sale or an initial public offering within the next 18 months.