MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — McCormick & Co., Inc. has begun construction on a multi-purpose headquarters in Mentone that will house the company’s new Australian head office.

The complex will serve as McCormick Australia’s innovation and collaboration hub, featuring a technical innovation center, a logistic center and corporate offices. More than 90 McCormick Australia team members will work in the location when it opens in 2022.

“We are thrilled to reach this key milestone in building the McCormick Australia of the future,” said Daniel Moorfield, president of McCormick Asia Pacific. “This new head office in Mentone is symbolic of our business transformation over the last four years and our strategic focus on growth within Asia Pacific.

“Our new technical innovation center will enable us to collaborate with our key local customers to create tasty new products for Australians to enjoy. Whether it is providing seasonings to snack food manufacturers, sauces and coatings to restaurants, or creating great new products for our long-standing brands such as Aeroplane Jelly and Keen’s Curry, the Technical Innovation Centre will provide inspiration to anyone who enjoys flavor.”

Paris Golden, managing director of McCormick Australia, said the headquarters is being designed with the company’s “Purpose-Led-Performance” principles of environmental sustainability, diversity and community, giving it an “industry-leading edge.”

The new facility will have features that promote environmental sustainability, including solar power generation, technologies to reduce energy and water use as well as overall waste reduction.