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25 August 2016
Nine manufacturers in South Australia will share in $15.4 million to boost their high value manufacturing capability as part of the Turnbull Government’s $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme.
The second round of funding under the programme will help firms in South Australia and Victoria to undertake capital projects to support technological innovation, expand capability and develop state-of-the-art processes and equipment.
A complementary investment of $104.5 million from the firms will result in a $136 million injection to the manufacturing sector across both states, delivering strong economic benefits and creating over 500 jobs.
Funded projects will boost advanced manufacturing capabilities across several industries including the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, precision engineering and tooling, industrial textiles and engineered timber building products.
These grants will support businesses to invest in their future by developing innovative new processes and cutting-edge equipment.
The $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme is a key part of the Australian Government’s $155 million Growth Fund to assist employees, businesses and regions affected by the closure of Australia’s car manufacturing industry by 2017.
Thirteen Victorian firms will also be offered total funding of $16.2 million, which is expected to leverage more than $78 million in investment.
Round 1 of the programme invested $55.5 million in 26 firms in South Australia and Victoria for projects with a total investment of $146.8 million.
The full details of Round 2 recipients of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme are available at https://www.business.gov.au/nextgen-recipients.
South Australia grant recipients
|Applicant Organisation||Grant||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.|
|$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.|
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