June Update from CEO David Peart

July 25 2018

Industry 4.0 continues to transform industry and is taking hold in our leading manufacturers. GMC’s Regional Innovation Collaboration Program recently co-ordinated an i4.0 Open Summit at Bosch where the benefits could be seen in practice. We are seeing heightened focus on i4.0 via the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. This year our bi-annual industry expo will have theme Innovate 2018 and feature i4.0. Details for Innovate 2018 will be released soon.

GMC’s programs are continuing to support industry. Through an ENG and Entrepreneurs’ Programme collaboration we were able to bring international mining organisation Komatsu Mining Corporation to Geelong to present at the recent GMC Members Meeting and ENG Major Projects Briefing. Komatsu’s procurement representatives also visited a number of Geelong companies as part of their visit

The Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program is well underway, with projects submitted. I understand we should expect to see some outstanding outcomes again this year.

We are pleased to welcome new members Midway Ltd, NuForge, Australian Graphene Industry Association, NEM Consulting and Organic Dairy Farmers to the GMC.

I encourage you to talk to one of our team members to see how you can benefit from involvement with GMC on 5222 8000 or email admin@geelongmanufacturingcouncil.com.au.