After a continued softness in the manufacturing sector in December, Austech 2011 organiser AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) is confident that this year's advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition will offer an ideal platform to support the growth and performance of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry.
While the manufacturing sector started 2010 among strongly improving conditions, it was around March that the sector saw the first signs of a slowing pace of growth and, over the closing four months of the year, falls in levels of activity.
"In the face of these declines in activity and the continuing slump in new orders, it is imperative that businesses continue to search for efficiencies, improvements and innovative approaches to their markets, products and business models,” says PwC Global Head of Industrial Manufacturing, Graeme Billings.
AMTIL supports this view and runs several projects and initiatives aiming to improve the performance and output of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry by helping companies to fully integrate new technology or processes into the entirety of their business operations.
Austech advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition forms a central part of these initiatives and is a ‘must-attend’ event for every manufacturer looking for efficient technology to be competitive on the global market and master the effects of the GFC quickly.
With over 80 exhibitors already registered for Austech 2011, the show is already 91% sold out, and with a floor space of 6000m² the precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition offers a meeting point for the entire Australian advanced manufacturing sector.
Placing its focus on machine tools, manufacturing systems, sheetmetal machinery, precision tools, automated materials flows, computer technology, efficient technical solutions and product-related services, Austech will once again be the platform where Australia’s metalworking world meets.
This year, Austech and National Manufacturing Week will line up alongside the triennial Ausplas international plastics industry exhibition from 24 to 27 May 2011 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
“Austech ensures that local manufacturers have the opportunity to gain comprehensive exposure to the latest technologies that will enhance their efficiencies,” says AMTIL CEO, Shane Infanti.
“A drive toward improved efficiencies within each company can have effects right across the supply chain, thereby increasing the national industry’s capability," he adds.
Adding to the benefits of Austech 2011 is the exhibition's new online presence. Austechexpo is an Australian hosted domain that provides exhibitors and visitors with an online forum tailored to their needs, including easy online registration and stand booking information, a list of exhibitors, as well as the latest related news and floor plans.