Supporting SME opportunities in defence sector

DMTC was delighted to host a delegation of Australian companies at the National Manufacturing Week event in Melbourne. The event provided an opportunity for SMEs that have completed the first phase of DMTC’s Industry Capability Development program to network with each other, with defence primes and with leaders from Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in Defence.

To date, our Industry Capability Development program has worked directly with 40 companies, and engaged with many more, to build critical skills and capacity in the land and maritime sectors. 

Brigadier McGlone

Brigadier Greg McGlone from CASG (Defence) speaking to the DMTC delegation at National Manufacturing Week,

The DMTC delegation included representatives from Jade Engineering, SMW Group, CSF Industries, Frontline Manufacturing and Watkins Steel.  They were joined by representatives from the Queensland Government, Latrobe City Council, AMGC, DMTC, CDIC, Marand and defence primes including Rheinmetall Defence Australia and BAE Systems Australia.

In addition to networking, participants had the opportunity to tour the National Manufacturing Week exhibition halls and hear case studies and success stories from other Australian SMEs.

Grogan AMGC

AMGC Director Vic/Tas, Mike Grogan, addressing the DMTC delegation at the start of the day.

With continuing support from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, the Centre for Defence Industry Capability as well as state and local governments, there are many opportunities that DMTC is looking to exploit to grow the program in future. 

More detail on the program is available in this factsheet.

Posted by Harry Baxter on May 20th, 2019 Tagged: , , , , , ,