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 →

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 →

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 →

Manufacturing Resources | COVID Lockdown 12 February 2021

February 14, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

The following advice has been received from the Associate Deputy Secretary, Industry Coordination and Recovery Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. View the slideshow summary of manufacturing restrictions. _____________________________________________________________________________________ I am writing to confirm that, as outlined in the health directions, only essential work premises, that is work premises at which an essential provider operates or… Read More →

Open letter to Premier Gladys Berejiklian & Andrew Constance MP

September 9, 2020Industry News, Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA’s open letter Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian & NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance   Dear Gladys and Andrew,   Our manufacturing members were very concerned to learn that NSW had purchased nearly a billion dollars of Chinese-made trains, presumably believing that there was no train building capability in NSW. While there may well… Read More →