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 →

CEO’s latest media article

April 1, 2021SEMMA Updates No Comments

Check out SEMMA’s latest media article on the benefits of manufacturing collaboration, written by CEO Vonda Fenwick.   Featuring: Nico Adams – Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub Media Partner: Prime Creative Media – Industrial Titles

Manufacturing Collaboration Workshop

March 31, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA were pleased to hold our first in-person member event since COVID on Monday 29 March 2021, hosting the advanced Collaboration Workshop with David Pender. Check out the highlights below. SEMMA received a small grant from the Victorian Government, under the Grants for Business Chambers and Traders Groups, to fund the SEMMA Collaboration program.