From the CEO: Executive Director of Composites Australia Inc, Kerryn Caulfield on New Zealand’s ‘Central Interceptor’ project.
With the year coming to a close I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday period. We are extremely excited to share an article, ‘New Zealand’s ‘Central Interceptor’ Project – A Massive Feat In Engineered GRP By RPC Technologies’ written by Kerryn Caulfield, Executive Director...
From the CEO: ESG is the new focus for Australian companies in advanced manufacturing.
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) is the new focus for Australian companies and businesses operating in the Advanced Manufacturing field. Moving into the future, it will be critical for all companies to be aware of ESG measures and compliance as investors, banks and lenders drastically increase their focus on this area....
From the CEO: Australian Standards Team updates cluster members on their role in advanced composite and fibre
This month we welcomed a number of missions to the cluster to meet our key members. We were privileged to have the Australian Standards Team join us for an update on the Standards environment. Members from the team joined Cluster Members for an update on the Standards’ role in Advanced...
From the CEO: Accelerating Growth, Exploring Grants and Tax Incentives
This month we were pleased to have KPMG present to us a most informative webinar. We were privileged to hear from Georgia King-Siem Partner, Accelerating Business Growth. Georgia gave an outline on grants tax incentives and other important initiatives or start-ups and cluster members who are looking towards the new...
From the CEO: Cluster Plays Host to BAE Systems and LMATS Australia
During the month of May we welcomed a number of missions to the Cluster to meet our Key members as we move to invigorate the interaction within the member group. We were privileged to jointly host BAE Systems Senior Manager, including one member from their US team to the Cluster...
A Warm Welcome from Our New Cluster CEO
I would like to thank all of you for your support and welcome during my first few weeks in the role with the AFCG, the energy and enthusiasm among the group is wonderful. As discussed with each of you, my short term goal is to reinvigorate the cluster, increase interactions...
Leadership in Factory Automation – Carbon Revolution
Geelong one-piece carbon fibre road wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution is pressing ahead with the automation of its processes and the construction of its first Mega-line production line despite a year that the global automotive industry would rather forget. There was good news for the company’s wheels – the only single-piece...
Have your say on Composites Development project
Advanced Fibre Cluster members are being encouraged to provide input and Expressions of Interest for a new Industry Capability Development (ICD) activity proposed by DMTC Ltd. ICD Program Leader for DMTC, Charlotte Morris, gave a briefing to members as part of a recent workshop, The Composites Advantage, co-hosted by the...
Geelong Manufacturing and Innovation Leaders Meet with Breakthrough Victoria
Breakthrough Victoria Interim CEO Mary Harney met with Advanced Fibre Cluster Advisory Board members recently to share opportunities for expanding the Waurn Ponds precinct and to discuss progress in the establishment of the new $2 billion Victorian investment fund. The purpose of the new Breakthrough Victoria Fund is to increase...
New Webinar Series Explores Composites Capabilities to Drive Sovereign Manufacturing
The Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has teamed up with DMTC Ltd and the Geelong Manufacturing Council to deliver a series aimed at growing sovereign manufacturing capability. The series is in response to a report released last July, commissioned and supported by DMTC Ltd, highlighting the impressive carbon fibre and composite manufacturing...