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Industry News, December 2019

It’s been another great year for Composites Australia. The following is a selection of recent highlights, inspiring stories and industry information. Best wishes for the season, and please add the Composites Conference 2020 dates into your diary now! WEIR Minerals site tour Another successful tour of an amazing manufacturing facility – one of the three…

JEC Asia 2019 Innovation Award

MEDIA RELEASE: AMAC awarded JEC Asia 2019 Innovation Award

Birth of Australian-made carbon fibre industry

The vision for Geelong, Victoria, to be a carbon fibre manufacturing hub producing low-cost high performance material for the Australian and global markets is fast becoming a reality with three recent developments. The developments will hopefully give the Australian composites industry a distinct market advantage and open the opportunity globally for the benefits of carbon…

Penguin Composites wins defence contract

In a win for Australian manufacturing, Tasmanian company Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to build bonnets and various parts for the new Hawkei protected Army vehicles. The three-year contract, worth over $8 million, represents the company’s first major defence-related contract, and is expected to create around 15 jobs at its facility…

Advanced materials key to manufacturing growth

Composites Australia submissions to state and federal future manufacturing plans advocate for government investment and support to unlock the potential of our sector to grow, generate new jobs and contribute to local economic growth.  The Victorian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council invited Composites Australia to contribute to the review of Victorian manufacturing. At a meeting with Council Chair…

Greg LeMond, cycling great, in new carbon fibre venture with Geelong’s Deakin University

American Greg LeMond is an innovator and businessman who won the world’s most famous bike race — three times. LeMond won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989 and 1990 riding carbon fibre bikes, and pioneered the use of the strong, lightweight material in cycling. His latest venture with Victoria’s Deakin University will develop new ways…

Victorian truck trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS secures $60m contract with Coles

Congratulations to Composites Australia member MaxiTRANS Industries on securing a contract for the supply of 395 truck trailers to Coles.  Valued in the order of $60 million, the contract to build the refrigerated and non-refrigerated trailers at MaxiTRANS’ Ballarat plant is said to be one of the largest of its kind in Australia and as Chief Executive Dean…

First graduates of composites engineers apprenticeship

Seven Boeing Aerostructures Australia employees are the first in Australia to successfully complete the engineering – composites trade apprenticeship. The certificate presentation ceremony at Boeing’s Port Melbourne facility in August marked an important milestone for all in attendance. The nationally accredited apprenticeship training program was initiated by Composites Australia and realised through the support of…

Manufacturing excellence award for carbon fibre wheel innovator

Congratulations to Dr Ashley Denmead, Engineering and Design Director with Geelong-based Carbon Revolution, who was awarded the 2016 Victorian Young Manufacturer of the Year by the Victorian government recognising his exemplary contribution to manufacturing.

Industry award for innovative composite flight simulator

Congratulations to SynFlyt, the Australian company formed to develop, manufacture and commercialise an economical flight simulator for pilot training. The company has earned the Manufacturer’s Monthly 2016 Endeavour Award in the Outstanding Start-Up category. The Synflyt story demonstrates Australia’s innovation capability, marrying technology with composites to develop an innovative high-tech simulator for pilot training schools, large and small….