Geelong’s metals industry expertise is strong. While Alcoa first began the manufacture of aluminium ingot at its Point Henry plant in 1963 and has been Victoria’s largest exporter, the company closed it’s Point Henry facilities in 2014, and now a strong engineering support base continues to operate in the region.
Other metals activities have included Alcoa aluminium coil and sheet product. Backwell IXL has operated a foundry since 1858 and now supplies products to the aluminium industry and industrial customers Australia-wide.
Leading companies in the metal sector include:
The Geelong Manufacturing Council proudly supports and promotes the metal sector of our local manufacturing industry through various programs and events that members can become involved in. Contact us if you would like to join the GMC as a new member.