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Local Manufacturing Stories – Polytec

At ICN Victoria, we are proud to highlight the Australian local businesses leading the way in manufacturing, especially when sustainability is at the core of their operations. The Borg group of companies which includes Polytec and its manufacturing arm, Australian Panel Products – employs more than 2,000 people across the country, with a large presence … Continued

The Victorian Prospect July 2021

We are proud to present our next Victorian Prospect, a compilation showcasing the first half of 2021 and our collective penchant for hi-vis! Read here: https://lnkd.in/gUcVXZE We take you on a journey across Victoria with visits to Composite Materials Engineering (CME), Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Bambach Specialised and Industrial Cables, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Gippsland, Calbah Industries, Ballarat GovHub (Kane Constructions Pty Ltd Nicholson Construction), Ballarat … Continued

Fireside Chat SEMMA – Part 1: History and Manufacturing

  Andy Balmain and Kate West recently sat by the virtual fireside for a chat with Vonda Fenwick and Peter Angelico from South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA). In the first of a 3-part series, Vonda and Peter discuss their extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and their roles at SEMMA, a leading voice for manufacturers in Melbourne’s south-east. View the Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Alex Cantos

  Thank you to Alejandro Cantos Alvarez (Alex) of PVH – PVHardware who recently joined Kate West and Grant Jennings by the virtual fireside for a chat all things PVH and the collaborative partnership with Industry Capability Network – Victoria on #VRET and local steel content.   View the Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat SEMMA – Part 2: Collaboration with ICN, significance of LJF and workforce challenges

  We’re proud to present Part 2 of Kate and Andy‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter and Vonda discuss the benefits of collaborating in the manufacturing industry as well as SEMMA’s long-standing relationship with ICN Victoria. Vonda highlights the recent collaboration program facilitated by South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) for its members, along with their initiative responding to the current welding workforce challenges. View … Continued

Next Generation Trams

The Victorian Government is investing $1.48 billion to design and manufacture 100 Next Generation Trams in the biggest single investment in trams in decades. This project will deliver more modern, accessible and energy-efficient tram services to the network, while supporting Victoria’s manufacturing industry. The Next Generation Trams will facilitate retirements of older high-floor trams, making … Continued

Star of the South

The Star of the South is Australia’s first offshore wind project, proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria. The project would provide large-scale, renewable electricity generation to support Victoria’s energy transition, as well as local jobs and investment. At 2.2 GW, it would be one of the largest offshore wind … Continued

Rising Regional House Prices

Written by Ian Hudson, 7 June 2021 For some time now, there have been warning signs about skills availability in the regions of NSW. There are myriad projects on the go in our regional areas, but only some of the skills needed will be available as they progress. This means that project owners will need … Continued

Celebrating Australian Made – Is Local Production More Expensive

Written by Ian Hudson, 26 May 2021 With Australian Made Week now underway, @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – asks the hard question. Here Ian Hudson asks whether an Australian-made product is really more expensive? There is a commonly held belief that it’s more expensive to buy Australian Made products compared to those manufactured overseas. … Continued

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