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Austech will highlight Australian manufacturing capabilities

One week before the start of AUSTECH 2013, its organiser, AMTIL, expects a strong trade show performance coupled with the Manufacturers Pavilion showcase.

“AUSTECH is where our industry’s decision makers and leaders go to gear up for today’s global competition,” says Exhibition Director Shane Infanti.

“Here they will find the latest smart technologies and solutions for future-proofing their production facilities. Moreover, they’ll get to rub shoulders with all the relevant market leaders, precision engineering firms and advanced manufacturers at our newly launched Manufacturers Pavilion.”

The Manufacturers Pavilion will feature presentations from industry experts, discussing the possibilities of improving manufacturers’ competitiveness through research, innovation and technology.

Featuring a variety of speakers, this event will provide a snapshot of the diversity of Australian industry and give visitors insights into the manufacturing strategies of some innovative local companies.

Many of these companies will have a dedicated display area, showcasing examples of manufacturing technology from both Australia’s established and emerging engineering sectors.

Toyota Motor Corporation will display the Camry Hybrid and the AR four-cylinder engine. "The Camry Hybrid vehicle and AR four cylinder engine on display represent exciting developments in Australian manufacturing,” says Roy Oh, Manager, Supplier Development, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia.

“The introduction of hybrid technology means Toyota Australia is the first Australian manufacturer to build hybrid vehicles, bringing cutting edge technology and environmental benefits to Australia.

"The opening of the new $330m AR engine plant in late 2012 is a show of confidence in the future of Toyota Australia's manufacturing presence in this country."

Another participant at the show is Bombardier Transportation Australia, who have been manufacturing rail vehicles in Australia for over 40 years from the Dandenong and Maryborough facilities.

In recent years, Bombardier has won contracts to build the VLocity Diesel Multiple units in Victoria, the new generation trams for Melbourne and Adelaide’s electric train fleet.

A commitment to local manufacture supported by the local supplier base combined with value added customer service has been instrumental in supporting Bombardier's position in the market.

Automotive manufacturing and design company MTM will have a Tomcar on display.Moreover, automotive manufacturing and design company MTM will have a Tomcar on display (pictured alongside). The company manufactures the unique two-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle for Tomcar Australia.

“We are also looking to localise components as this is a vehicle being manufactured in Australia for Australia so we are looking for the support of local industry,” comments Managing Director Mark Albert. “We are sure that this vehicle will excite the public as well as create employment opportunities for Australians.”

Joy Global, who focus on the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground mining machinery, will be displaying various items of mining equipment that the company manufactures.

The NSW-based company hopes to find Melbourne-based manufacturers who can provide products, processes and services to help them produce the finished product at lower cost and reduced lead time.

“The Manufacturers Pavilion is a catalyst for strengthening Australian manufacturing,” Infanti says. 

Austech is co-located with National Manufacturing Week (NMW).

Check out the list of exhibitors as well as the speaker program.

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