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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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Air Radiators Team

Air Radiators Receives Innovation Award

May 17, 2019 Geelong Manufacturing Council is pleased to congratulate Air Radiators, Lara on receiving the inaugural Leader In Innovative Product Development And Commercialisation Award at the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards earlier this week. On accepting the award Jamie Baensch, General Manager credited the Air Radiators team for developing the Alu Fin product and getting it to...
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Future Leaders Get A Taste Of Industry

May 16, 2019 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing Programs launched last Wednesday with 46 Year 9 & 10 students from schools around the region taking part. The students were treated to tours of leading R&D facilities at Deakin University including the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) and the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research...
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Preparing Geelong’s Future Leaders in Advanced Manufacturing

March 20, 2019 Geelong Manufacturing Council (supported by Skilling the Bay, the Victorian Government and key industry partners) is now taking applications for two exciting initiatives aimed at preparing young people for a career in advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing is a major growth area here in Geelong. Manufacturing no longer involves a heavy focus on assembly line workers,...
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GMC Annual General Meeting Highlights

November 29, 2018 The Geelong Manufacturing Council yesterday held its 2018 Annual General Meeting. Members and invited guests celebrated the past 12 months’ achievements and reflected on 20 years of support provided to the manufacturing industries of the Geelong region. The group welcomed new Chairman Lyn George of Austeng and paid tribute to David Sinclair (Plantic Technologies). David...
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International Communications Expert in Geelong for WIMN

October 26, 2018 Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Women in Manufacturing Network was very excited to welcome Sydney-based international communications expert Dr Margaret Byrne to present on Communication Styles & Leadership Potential recently, at Deakin University’s Western Beach Room. Margaret shared many valuable, evidence-based insights from her research in observing over 500 hours of meetings in a variety of organisations across...
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Congratulations to 2018 GFLOI & GLAM Graduates

October 23, 2018 We were excited to congratulate the 2018 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry & Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing participants at their Graduation Ceremony last week. Over the last six months the groups have learnt about pathways and careers in advanced manufacturing, engineering and STEM. The participants visited many of the premier manufacturing, engineering and R&D organisations...
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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...
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Supporting the Growth of Women in Manufacturing

June 4, 2018 Support networks are vital. That was the message from the Geelong Manufacturing Council’s recent Women in Manufacturing Networkevent, held at Viva Energy. A panel of four Viva Energy employees, from a range of engineering and operational roles across the Geelong Refinery, shared their experiences with over 50 attendees in an evening that highlighted their successes,...
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