SEMMA Media Release: Welding Skills Short-Course

July 28, 2021Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  NEW INDUSTRY-LED WELDING COURSE LAUNCHED TO ADDRESS LOCAL SKILLS SHORTAGE   The South East Melbourne Manufacturers’ Alliance (SEMMA) has received $200,000 of funding from the Federal government to launch an industry-led welding skills short course program, designed to provide a continuity of skills needed for the future of manufacturing. This short course will equip… Read More →

GoProto ANZ achieves ISO 9001 QMS Certification

July 14, 2021Industry News, Media Releases No Comments

  SEMMA Member GoProto ANZ has announced the successful completion of its ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification. GoProto ANZ, an Australian 3D scanning, 3D printing and contract manufacturer, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. The stringent process analyzes the business’s operations from top to bottom, seeking commitment to quality at every level. “ISO is… Read More →

Important Changes | 1 July 2021

July 1, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

  There are some important changes coming into effect today, 1 July 2021. This includes the end of the amnesty period for businesses who have not previously been required to use the Victoria Government QR Code check-in system, as well as the new Environmental Protection laws coming into effect. Please read on for further information and official resources. Victorian Government QR… Read More →

Local Content – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 21, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Written by SEMMA CEO, Vonda Fenwick.   The Good. At both the Federal and State levels there are various policies and guidelines for Government procurement which enshrine the intent to support manufacturing, and the economy more broadly, by requiring various levels/percentages of local content. At the federal level, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) are… Read More →

Manufacturing Grants Update: BCP

June 9, 2021Industry News No Comments

The closing date for applications to the (BCP) has been extended – applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday 4 July 2021.    The Business Competitiveness Program (BCP) offers grants of up to $500,000 (33% of eligible project expenditure) to assist eligible Victorian manufacturing businesses to expand their operations and implement new adaptive manufacturing technologies and processes. Applications… Read More →

Next Generation Trams Project | Industry Webinar

May 19, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The video recording of the recent Industry Engagement on-line event, “Rolling Stock Industry – Introducing the Next Generation Trams Project” Webinar is now available. This industry event headed by Victoria Rail Advocate, Jill Walsh, introduces the biggest single investment in trams in the state’s history. The Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, addressed attendees… Read More →

Interview with SEMMA President & CEO | ICN Victoria

May 13, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

ICN Victoria “Fireside Chat” series | SEMMA Interview   We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate West and Andy Balmain‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the… Read More →

MEDIA | Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape

May 12, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape   The Australian manufacturing landscape is evolving rapidly. In our article with Manufacturers’​ Monthly, see how two of our members (D&M Auto Industrial Spray Painting and Micro Plastics) – adapted to the departure of automotive passenger vehicle manufacturing and the recent COVID pandemic. Click the link below and… Read More →

SEBN & SEMMA Waste Forums

April 29, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA in collaboration with SEBN recently ran two informative Waste Forums in March and April. It was a good opportunity to focus on waste reduction and opportunities to use ‘waste’. SESSION 1 | Tuesday 30 March 2021 The first forum focused on sharing steps already taken by other manufacturers, problems and barriers to waste… Read More →

100 Next Generation Trams is Victoria’s largest tram investment

April 28, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has a pipeline of work upgrading Melbourne’s iconic tram fleet, breathing new life into older tram models and preparing to deliver the state’s newest Next Generation Trams. Invitations were extended to SEMMA members by the Department of Transport to attend the recent Industry Engagement on-line event, “Rolling Stock Industry – Introducing… Read More →