The social value of local manufacturing will be explored through a 3D version of a 2009 Ford Falcon XR6. Developed by Deakin University’s CADET VR Lab, part of the School of Engineering, the project will allow participants to engage with the industrial design heritage in Geelong. The VR experience will be held as part of … Continue reading VR experience to showcase Geelong’s industrial heritage
The return of manufacturing to the former Ford site in Geelong has commenced, with wind turbine components currently being assembled at the factory. For the first time in 10 years, wind turbines are being assembled in Australia, and are providing an alternative manufacturing future for the old automotive plant. “It’s the first-time wind turbines have … Continue reading Wind turbine manufacturing hub officially opened
The Victorian government is encouraging manufacturers in Geelong to invest in innovation, with a $40,000 towards local business groups. Encouraging best practices in day-to-day business, businesses in Victoria’s second largest city are being incentivised to run development activities. Examples of two events that are supported under this program are the Geelong Small Business Festival, run … Continue reading Victorian government offers boost to Geelong manufacturers
Peruvian lubricants manufacturer, Vistony, will establish its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Geelong, Victoria, with sights set on beginning operations in early 2019. Vistony supplies oils, lubricants and greases for the industrial, automotive and mining sectors globally, with branches across Latin America, the United States, India and Spain. The company’s operations in Australia and … Continue reading Peruvian lubricants company sets up ANZ HQ in Geelong
Former Ford car manufactures are among thousands of jobseekers who have been placed in new roles in Geelong, according to the latest figures. The Jobs Victoria Employment Network has placed close to 3,000 long-term jobseekers in work across Victoria, the state government has said. The state’s $68 million Jobs Victoria employment program is having “a huge impact on the … Continue reading Jobs found for Geelong’s out-of-work car manufacturers
Construction and advanced manufacturing businesses in Geelong and Corangamite are set for a $20 million windfall, which will create more than 600 jobs. The funding acts as the first wave of successful projects under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages. The initiative is part of the Federal Government’s commitment to stimulate jobs and drive economic … Continue reading Advanced manufacturers receive $20m jobs boost
Viva Energy Australia’s Geelong Refinery is manufacturing its first new solvent product since the 1980s, it has been announced. Vivasol X55, which is used for tyre shine, tyre re-tread, cleaning for auto transmissions and brakes, adhesives and thinners. “Launching a locally refined product, particularly one that we previously imported, is always exciting as the opportunities … Continue reading Geelong manufacturer breaks four-decade wait
The last six-cylinder and V8 engines were produced at Geelong yesterday, part of the company’s staged shutdown and finishing with the last vehicle being produced at Broadmeadows on October 7.
A $250,000 project fund to support carbon fibre and advanced fibre-based manufacturing in Geelong was announced on Thursday afternoon, aiming to assist in commercialising collaborative projects between firms and researchers.
The first graphene factory in the country has been opened in Geelong, which can “consider itself the graphene capital of Australia” according to the company behind it.
The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University will transform Australia’s manufacturing and fibre related industries and the economy of the Geelong region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that more than 80 per cent of job losses in regional Victoria last month have been in the Barwon- Western District.
The automotive component industry expects Ford to exit Australia, with many writing the company out of plans from 2016 onwards.