Archive: Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturers to lead the way out of economic crisis

May 12, 2020 Faced with a disrupted global supply chain, Australian manufacturers have responded quickly to address shortages of medical equipment and the materials to make them, says the Geelong Advertiser (Monday, May 11, 2020). This response can be seen in Geelong’s manufacturers where companies have pivoted to provide PPE, increased their production of hand sanitiser and are...
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Local Firms’ Virus Fight

April 6, 2020 Local firms’ virus fight: Product development ramped up From The Geelong Advertiser, Monday April 6, 2020 Geelong manufacturers have been trying to develop a range of urgently required products including in-demand medical equipment to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. After years of manufacturing being lost to countries with lower labour costs and the reliance on...
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Manufacturing in Geelong

Manufacturing in Geelong – A New Dynamism

December 24, 2019 As we look back over the last 12 months, 2019 has offered many reasons to feel bouyant about the future of manufacturing in Geelong. Cleantech and sustainability, Industry 4.0, advanced fibres and defence supply chain opportunities have all featured heavily as existing businesses innovate and new entrants look to Geelong in a bid to create...
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GMC AGM with Pelligra

Growing Australia’s Next Millenium Manufacturing Businesses

December 2, 2019 One of Australia’s foremost property developers, Ross Pelligra, addressed the Geelong Manufacturing Council AGM last night. Mr Pelligra, Chairman of Pelligra Group, acknowledged Geelong’s strength in manufacturing as he called for innovative, growing “next millennium” manufacturing businesses to investigate Fortek, the former Ford manufacturing site. Pelligra Group was announced as the successful bidder for the...
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Flat Glass Industries Transitions for the Future

December 19, 2017 On Friday, David Peart (GMC CEO) visited Flat Glass Industries and saw the amazing work being done by a local company to transition from automotive into a new future focused industry. Flat Glass Industries (FGI) Geelong, part of MHG, a GMC member, decided to accept the challenge and reinvent themselves when the closure of automotive...
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Geelong Advanced Manufacturers Leading the Way

October 17, 2017 Geelong manufacturers are leading the advanced manufacturing transition across Australia, with four Geelong Manufacturing Council member organisations and a new entrant into the region sharing in $10.2m funding through the first round of the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund. The grants will see well-known Geelong manufacturers invest in high value, innovative new processes and...
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