Austech 2011: Where heavy metal meets

AFTER a challenging year in the manufacturing sector in Australia, Austech organiser AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) is confident that Austech 2011 – to be held alongside National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne from 24 to 27 May – will again act as the ideal platform for growth for Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry.

Austech is Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. The exhibition supports precision engineers, toolmakers and general engineering companies promote their capabilities.

According to AMTIL, manufacturers can no longer rely on traditional advertising to generate business, but they must aggressively seek new ways to promote themselves and their business instead.

This year, Austech will be running a Manufacturers’ Showcase Pavilion within the exhibition, in which AMTIL will provide business advice and assistance to its members and other interested manufacturers at NMW.

According to AMTIL, the Pavilion will be especially helpful to companies in the face of the market declines we have experienced in Australia over the past 12 months.

Both the Austech show and the Pavilion will run several initiatives and projects aiming to improve the performance and output of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry by helping companies to fully-integrate new technology or processes into their business operations.

The show has over 80 exhibitors across a floor-space of 6000 square metres. Focussing on machine tools, manufacturing systems, sheetmetal machinery, precision tools, automated materials flows, computer technology, efficient technical solutions and product-related services, it will once again be the platform where Australia’s metalworking world meets.

"Austech ensures that local manufacturers have the opportunity to gain comprehensive exposure to the latest technologies that will enhance their efficiencies," AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti says.

"A drive toward improved efficiencies within each company can have effects right across the supply chain, thereby increasing the national industry’s capability."

Austech 03 9800 3666, www.austechexpo.com.au

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