Melbourne company to supply BMW

MELBOURNE based I.N.C. Corporation (INC), manufacturer of engineered materials, has announced that it will be exporting lightweight DECI-TEX® acoustic insulation to German based luxury car manufacturer BMW.

MELBOURNE based I.N.C. Corporation (INC), manufacturer of engineered materials, has announced that it will be exporting lightweight DECI-TEX® acoustic insulation to German based luxury car manufacturer BMW.

Since 1977, INC has steadily built an international business for high technology nonwoven textiles and a reputation as a progressive manufacturer with an envied competitive advantage through its outstanding in house R & D Product Engineering Department.

In highly cost sensitive local and international industries and businesses, INC’s ability to extract the optimum performance out of less material has resulted in a sustainable business model.

Commenting on the BMW success, INC Managing Director and CEO Michael Coates said the company’s ability to develop products that meet BMW’s stringent performance specifications showcases INC’s ability to engineer materials for specific customers’ unique and exact technological requirements.

INC employs a dedicated team of engineers in its Product Engineering Department, who are devoted to developing intellectual property to ensure that INC maintains a strong competitive advantage in the area of high performance acoustic materials.

“INC has a significant advantage over global competitors. We develop our technology in-house, and then prove it in our own production processes. In doing so we know exactly how they function and most importantly, how to improve their performance and further reduce cost,” Coates said.

Recognition of the importance of the protection of intellectual property has seen INC lodge a number of Patent Applications.

It has a number of patents and patent applications pending that form the cornerstone of their intellectual property strategy, underpinning its global marketing strategy.

Licensing is now an important component of INC’s plans for ongoing international success, with licensees in Japan, China and the USA, and a wholly owned manufacturing facility in South Carolina, USA.

The textile industry Strategic Investment Program (SIP) has provided a major boost to INC’s business through grants to assist with the purchase of high-tech capital equipment, and support the extensive research and development activities.

“Support from the Federal Government, through SIP has been one of the major factors that assisted INC to become an international technology business,” Coates explained.

“This commitment to innovation and technology firmly places INC as Australia’s leading producer of engineered materials for OEMs, with an exciting global outlook, with many more developments yet to come. We are hoping that the new Federal Government will maintain this momentum and provide the means for Australian companies to become international leaders.”

INC has been awarded many industry, business and association accolades in recognition of its engineering, manufacturing and innovative excellence. In May 2004, INC was inducted into the Victorian manufacturing Hall of Fame in acknowledgement of its industry leadership, achievements and successes.

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