Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients - Round 2 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

The following applicants have received funding offers for projects in Victoria under Round 2 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

Applicant Organisation

Grant amount supported

Project Description

Sealite Pty Ltd

$1,084,891

Sealite Pty Ltd will establish a new Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (AMIC) for specialist marine navigation aids and aviation ground lighting systems at Tyabb, Victoria, facilitating an innovative product range and providing increased manufacturing capacity.

MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd

$664,310

MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd will expand its manufacturing capacity at Scoresby, Victoria to provide commercial volumes of medical diagnostic consumables with built-in bio-assays and molecular reagents, and leverage research and product development capabilities.

RayGen Resources Pty Ltd

$1,626,111

RayGen Resources Pty Ltd will establish a new, scalable and flexible manufacturing facility for ultra-photovoltaic modules in Blackburn, Victoria, significantly expanding existing production capacity and allowing it to compete in the global clean technology market.

Xlam Australia Pty Ltd

$2,500,000

Xlam Australia Pty Ltd will establish Australia’s first cross laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing facility at Wodonga, Victoria, producing an engineered wood product capable of replacing concrete in building structures.

Meyer Timber Pty Ltd

$1,555,201

Meyer Timber Pty Ltd trading as Timber Building Systems will establish a pre-fabricated building manufacturing facility in Dandenong, Victoria, allowing it to expand its wholesale timber business into innovative timber panels for use in low to mid-rise commercial and residential buildings.

Textor Technologies Pty Ltd

$783,805

Textor Technologies Pty Ltd will invest in automated process control and material handling equipment at its plant in Tullamarine, Victoria, increasing its production capacity by 70% and enabling better trend monitoring of live production data and a faster response to quality issues, improving its efficiency and competitiveness.

Third Zeton Pty Ltd

$664,000

Third Zeton Pty Ltd, trading as Tieman Tankers, will establish an automated lean production line for road transport tankers at its manufacturing site in Campbellfield, Victoria, increasing production efficiency by up to 12% and enabling it to compete with imports and reinvest in research and development activities.

Australian Lamb (Colac) Pty Ltd

$516,012

Australian Lamb (Colac) Pty Ltd will introduce next generation robotics into its slaughter floor processing chain in Colac, Victoria, to automate the evisceration and brisket cutting operations.

Wilson Transformer Company Proprietary Limited

$1,000,000

Wilson Transformer Company Pty Ltd will invest in a dedicated manufacturing line to efficiently produce small transformers at its site in Wodonga, Victoria.

Intervet Australia Pty Limited

$2,500,000

Intervet Australia Pty Ltd, trading as MSD Animal Health, will invest in an expansion of its Veterinary Vaccine Manufacturing facility in Bendigo, Victoria, supporting the production of three new regional veterinary vaccines.

Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd

$575,000

Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd will invest in the automation of four quality-critical manufacturing processes, as well as in storage environment controls, for the manufacturing of diagnostic test strips used in point-of-care-testing of blood clotting time, at its facility in Rowville, Victoria.

Asaleo Care Limited

$519,950

Asaleo Care Limited will invest in equipment to upgrade its range of feminine products with new features at its factory in Springvale VIC.

SNF (Australia) Pty Limited

$2,173,333

SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd will establish a liquid acrylamide monomer and solid polyacrylamide plant at Lara, Victoria, enabling it to replace imports and enter new markets such as agricultural water run-off remediation.

Bridgewater Compost Pty Ltd

$525,000

The project involves the design and construction of a proprietary production system for a new mushroom growing substrate, which aims to increase mushroom yields from 28-29kg/m2 to 40 kg/m2. This will allow Bridgewater Compost to compete more successfully in both the Australian and International markets.

The following applicants have received funding offers for projects in South Australia under Round 2 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

Applicant Organisation

Grant amount supported

Project Description

Ellex Medical Pty Ltd

$2,500,000

Ellex Medical Pty Ltd will invest in advanced equipment and systems as part of an expansion of its ophthalmic medical device manufacturing capacity, also involving relocation from Adelaide, SA to new premises in Salisbury, SA.

Pfitzner Performance Gearbox Pty Ltd

$719,273

Pfitzner Performance Gearbox Pty Ltd will invest in multi-functional machining centres for high performance gearbox manufacturing at its facility in Green Fields, SA.

LaserBond Ltd

$1,072,873

LaserBond Ltd will establish an advanced robotic laser additive manufacturing facility for the production of innovative mineral extraction tool system (METS) products at its premises in Cavan, SA.

The Green Dispensary Pty Ltd

$2,000,000

The Green Dispensary Pty Ltd will expand its production capability of custom medicines and pharmaceuticals through investment in new plant and equipment and related building modifications at Norwood and St Peters, SA.

Precise Plastic Tooling Pty Ltd

$545,000

Precise Plastic Tooling Pty Ltd will install new machinery and equipment at its premises in Edwardstown SA, to provide precision machining and manufacturing services to the medical, electronic, sustainability and associated advanced manufacturing sectors.

Bickford's Australia Pty Ltd as Trustee for Bickfords Australia Unit Trust

$2,500,000

Bickford’s Australia Pty Ltd will establish an Ultra-Clean beverage manufacturing line at its premises in Salisbury South, SA, supporting highly flexible manufacturing operations and innovative beverage and packaging options.

Redarc Electronics Pty Ltd as Trustee for Redarc Trust

$2,500,000

Redarc Electronics Pty Ltd will undertake a capital expansion program at Lonsdale, SA, to expand its capacity and capability in electronic power management and control systems, penetrate identified export markets and diversify into the domestic defence and medical industries.

Scholle IPN Pty Ltd

$1,100,046

Scholle IPN Pty Ltd will invest in advanced manufacturing equipment to provide retail packaging and laminating capability and allow it to supply domestic and export markets with innovative, high performance packaging solutions for the food and beverage sector from its facility in Edinburgh North, SA.

Seeley International Pty Ltd

$2,499,597

Seeley International Pty Ltd will invest in advanced manufacturing processes to increase capacity and improve the efficiency of its production of evaporative coolers and Climate Wizard air conditioners at its facility in Lonsdale, SA.

Grant Recipients - Round 1 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

The following applicants received funding offers for projects in Victoria under Round 1 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

Applicant Organisation

Grant amount supported

Project Description

HeiQ Australia Pty Ltd

$1,259,375

HeiQ Australia will establish an industrial scale manufacturing facility in Geelong for short polymer fibre (SPF) materials for the global performance additives market. SPF materials impart additional functionality to a wide range of products including textiles, coatings, electronics, cosmetics and medical devices.

Marand Precision Engineering Pty Ltd

$5,000,000

Marand Precision Engineering Pty Ltd will expand its capacity to manufacture and assemble vertical tails for the Joint Strike Fighter F35 at its Moorabbin site and deliver full-rate production volumes. The project will include an expanded temperature-controlled workshop fitted out with precision milling and assembly equipment.

Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd

$3,200,000

Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd will expand its rail vehicle manufacturing capacity and capability at its site in Dandenong. This will be achieved through installation of assembly lines for robotic welding and electrical propulsion equipment, and extension of its final assembly and testing facilities.

Aluminium Industries of Australia Pty Ltd

$2,257,500

Aluminium Industries of Australia Pty Ltd will establish a new facility in Dandenong South to manufacture aluminium components for the light and heavy transportation industries as well as complex metal based engineering industries. The facility will operate in a digital manufacturing environment and include Australia’s largest linear computer numerical control (CNC) machinery.

Walkinshaw Automotive Group Pty Ltd

$5,000,000

Walkinshaw Automotive Group Pty Ltd will establish dedicated facilities in Springvale to undertake local market modifications of vehicles from global original equipment manufacturer vehicle product ranges, and manage the supply chain for manufacture of component parts.

Radial Timber Australia Pty Ltd

$1,500,000

Radial Timber Australia Pty Ltd will install a new state of the art streamlined radial sawmill at its existing premises in Yarram, Victoria. The new mill will be more efficient in radially sawing more logs into high value products and capable of a significant increase in production.

Trajan Scientific Australia Pty Ltd (Trajan Scientific and Medical)

$756,195

Trajan Scientific and Medical will invest in plant and equipment for the production of two new types of high precision glass tubing for the scientific and medical device sectors.

Reinforced Concrete Pipes Australia (Vic) Pty Ltd

$2,613,379

Reinforced Concrete Pipes Australia (Vic) Pty Ltd will invest in plant and equipment at its Kilmore site to introduce the first Australian deployment of innovative new generation dry cast technology, purpose designed for a range of new products for the sewerage and drainage market.

Catalent Australia Pty Ltd

$3,380,000

Catalent Australia Pty Ltd aims to capture new pharmaceutical and complementary medicine business by adding production capacity and incorporating productivity improvements at its facility at Braeside, Victoria.

Turrisi Enterprises Pty Ltd

$1,585,792

Turrisi Enterprises Pty Ltd is investing in an advanced chassis and suspension manufacturing facility at Campbellfield Victoria, incorporating state of the art robotic production and assembly equipment to more efficiently manufacture its range of caravan chassis and suspension systems.

Rollspack Pty Ltd

$850,000

Rollspack Pty Ltd will upgrade its printing, lamination, pouch and bag manufacturing processes with state of the art machinery at its facility in Braeside Victoria, in order to manufacture the next generation of flexible packaging products for both the local and overseas markets particularly for the burgeoning food industries.

The following applicants received funding offers for projects in South Australia under Round 1 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.

Applicant Organisation

Grant amount supported

Project Description

Ahrens Group Pty Ltd (SA)

$3,083,487

Establish a flat bottom silo manufacturing operation in South Australia which will custom design, engineer, manufacture and construct ‘larger’ silos using world’s best practice and product and design innovations.

Levett Engineering Pty Ltd

$1,632,500

Expand high value manufacturing capacity to meet production volumes required by existing contracts for components of the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and accelerate ability to take up new opportunities across diversified markets.

SA Structural Pty Ltd

$1,261,140

Installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art coping machine to cut steel using the dual thermal processes of high definition plasma, where extreme precision & quality finish is required.  This will replace a manual steel cutting process, and allow the company to diversify and expand its manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness.

Seeley International Pty Ltd

$4,950,306

Establishment of high volume Climate Wizard heat exchanger and cooler production facility.

Mayfield Industries Pty Ltd

$1,414,981

Introduction of new plant and equipment, including the latest in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM), and improvements to Enterprise Resource and Material Requirement Planning for the production of Switchboards and Transportable Switchrooms.

Ennio Pty Ltd

$2,442,062

Purchase of newly designed, purpose built, high tech textile equipment, increasing the capacity and improving the productivity of manufacturing operations. The company is seeking to increase its price competitiveness and expand its export markets.

Techno-Plas Pty Ltd

$658,873

Expand manufacturing capacity through the installation of three robotic production cells at its injection moulding facility in St Marys. Re-design and upgrade of finished goods pallet racking system.

Mexican Express Pty Ltd

$1,650,500

Expansion to the current production and extension of business by commissioning the first aseptic horizontally formed, filled and sealed facility in Australia.

Mexican Express  will have capabilities to aseptically form 4 side seal and stand-up pouches to fill any liquid food products in a shelf stable format without the need of preservatives.

Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd

$4,000,000

Increase the existing capacity of the spray coating facility with the purchase of a new fluid bed spray coater, which will be used to apply coatings to medicine. Purchase of three key pieces of machinery:
Spray coating equipment including fluid bed, mixing vessels, feeders, controls, lifting devices, maintenance and cleaning equipment; and tablet coating equipment including the solution tank and tablet loader; and chiller.

Taste Master Pty Ltd

$999,921

Installation of an automated compounding machine and extrusion extension, and automated cleaning equipment at the company’s manufacturing facility in Lonsdale.

BAE Systems Australia Limited

$2,479,500

Establish a complex mill turn capability in hard metals (particularly using the super alloy Inconel).  Expand high-value manufacturing activities to encompass engine components for the Joint Strike Fighter, with the potential to access additional market opportunities in aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear and automotive industries.

Stevens Structural Pty Ltd

$725,188

Develop a new Advanced Structural Steel Manufacturing Centre to increase workshop efficiencies, increase productivity and capacity and reduce production cycle times at its facility in Edinburgh North. This will involve the purchase of an automatic beam line and a plasma coping robot.

Brauer Natural Medicine Pty Ltd

$1,000,000

Expand manufacturing operations to suit small volume runs, and further develop contracted packaging capabilities. Includes the purchase, installation and commissioning of new machinery for production and packaging; and the purchase and implementation of new manufacturing software.

Ezy-Fit Engineering Group Pty Ltd

$1,932,850

Through the purchase of CNC turning, machining and measuring equipment, the project will expand the company’s capability to manufacture heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders at its facility in Salisbury South.

A.E.M. Cores Proprietary Limited

$550,551

Purchase and installation of two 5-axis milling machines and an upgraded, larger grinding machine in the company’s manufacturing facility in Gillman.

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