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AUSTECH highlights Australian manufacturing capabilities

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article image Bombardier has successfully won contracts to build the VLocity Diesel Multiple units in Victoria

AUSTECH 2013 organiser, AMTIL expects a strong trade show performance coupled with a winning Manufacturers Pavilion showcase when it opens next week.

According to Exhibition Director Shane Infanti, AUSTECH is where the manufacturing industry’s decision makers and leaders go to gear up for today’s global competition, finding the latest smart technologies and solutions for future-proofing their production facilities. The newly launched Manufacturers Pavilion at the trade show also provides them a platform for networking with all the relevant market leaders, precision engineering firms and advanced manufacturers.

The Manufacturers Pavilion will feature presentations from renowned industry experts, discussing the possibilities of improving manufacturers’ competitiveness through research, innovation and technology. Featuring a rich variety of speakers, this fascinating event will provide a unique snapshot of the diversity of Australian industry and give visitors valuable insights into the manufacturing strategies of leading companies.

Many of these companies will have a dedicated display area, showcasing some of the most compelling and inspiring examples of manufacturing technology from Australia’s established as well as emerging engineering sectors.

Long-established car maker Toyota Motor Corporation will display the Camry Hybrid and the AR four-cylinder engine, both of which represent exciting developments in Australian manufacturing, according to Roy Oh, Manager, Supplier Development, Toyota Motor Corporation Aust Ltd. Toyota Australia's locally built vehicles and engines are recognised around the world for their quality and durability, with 70% of all locally produced cars exported to customers in 11 destinations around the world.

Another exciting contributor is Bombardier Transportation Australia that has been manufacturing rail vehicles in Australia for over 40 years from the Dandenong and Maryborough facilities. In recent years, Bombardier has successfully won contracts to build the VLocity Diesel Multiple units in Victoria, the new generation trams for Melbourne and Adelaide’s electric train fleet.

Automotive manufacturing and design company MTM will have a Tomcar on display, an innovative and unique two-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle well suited to meet the challenges of the Australian terrain. Managing Director Mark Albert comments that the company is looking to localise components as the Tomcar is a vehicle being manufactured in Australia for Australia.

Joy Global, a global leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground mining machinery will be displaying various items of mining equipment. 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 complete list of exhibitors as well as the speaker program can be found on the AMTIL website.

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

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