City of Salisbury based companies Mayne Pharma, SA Structural, Ezy-Fit Hydraulics, Mayfield Engineering and BAE Systems AustraliaÂ have all been successful in accessing $11 million in federal manufacturing grants to spur on byÂ over $30 million in planned their planned investments.
These businesses have won these grants through the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme on merit andÂ will invest at leastÂ double the grant amount to grow their business. An example includes Mayne Pharma who is investing $11 million in three machinery equipment pieces from their $4 million grant, which will fuel their rapid export growth.
This is a strong indicator businesses have the confidence to invest and the ingenuity to create competitiveness strengths within their businesses. It also shows the howÂ support from the government can stimulate a broad range of investments which will drive both jobs and investment in the manufacturing sector plus in majority of instances brings exports dollars back into our local community.
|Applicant Organisation||Grant amount supported||Project Description|
|SA Structural Pty Ltd||$1,261,140||Installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art coping machine to cut steel using the dual thermal processes of high definition plasma, where extreme precision & quality finish is required.Â This will replace a manual steel cutting process, and allow the company to diversify and expand its manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness.|
|Mayfield Industries Pty Ltd||$1,414,981||Introduction of new plant and equipment, including the latest in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM), and improvements to Enterprise Resource and Material Requirement Planning for the production of Switchboards and Transportable Switchrooms.|
|Mayne Pharma International Pty Ltd||$4,000,000||Increase the existing capacity of the spray coating facility with the purchase of a new fluid bed spray coater, which will be used to apply coatings to medicine. Purchase of three key pieces of machinery: Spray coating equipment including fluid bed, mixing vessels, feeders, controls, lifting devices, maintenance and cleaning equipment; and tablet coating equipment including the solution tank and tablet loader; and chiller.|
|BAE Systems Australia Limited||$2,479,500||Establish a complex mill turn capability in hard metals (particularly using the super alloy Inconel). Â Expand high-value manufacturing activities to encompass engine components for the Joint Strike Fighter, with the potential to access additional market opportunities in aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear and automotive industries.|
|Ezy-Fit Engineering Group Pty Ltd||$1,932,850||Through the purchase of CNC turning, machining and measuring equipment, the project will expand the companyâ€™s capability to manufacture heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders at its facility in Salisbury South.|