National Manufacturing Week closes its doors for 2017

National Manufacturing Week (9-12 May, 2017) has today closed the doors on one of its largest conference and exhibition programs to date, with early reports recording more than 10,000 attendees for the event.

Exhibition Director Robby Clark said the team had already received positive feedback, which paired with the strong 2017 results, signalled an optimistic outlook for visiting industry, business owners and investors.

“We are thrilled with the 2017 results, which have certainly been one of the biggest years on record for National Manufacturing Week in Australia,” said Mr Clark.

“It is encouraging to hear many of our visitors, exhibitors and speakers view National Manufacturing Week as an event to mark in the calendar, with some already signed on for 2018 and beyond.”

More than 230 exhibiting companies showcased the latest technologies, developments and programs over

the four days, including Bosch Australia, BOC, Supagas, Central Innovation (Intercad), 3M, Lincoln Electric, ATOM, HIWIN, Impact Robotics, KOBOT, SIKA Australia, Universal Robots and WAGO.

Live demonstrations ran over the four days, including a smart washing system from CRC Industries Australia, a family of UR3, UR5 and UR10 robot arms from Universal Robots and a session from BOC Limited on the effects that shielding gases have on the welding arcs through the Kawasaki welding robot.

As part of his keynote presentation, Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council’s John Pollaers noted that “there has been a major shift in understanding about what is possible – that Australia can compete – in high value products and using innovative processes … and we can win.”

This sentiment was echoed by leading industry speakers, who included the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre’s Dr Jens Goennemann, CSIRO Manufacturing’s Dr Keith Mclean, Tinyme’s Nick McLennan, Universal Robots’ Andrew Pether, Sustainable Manufacturing Futures’ John Lawrence and BOC’s Peter Kuebler.

As part of the DATTA Victoria pre-season robotics tournament, eleven student teams from four Victorian secondary schools competing in a competitive robotics competition on the NMW exhibition floor.

Recipients of the Victorian Government’s 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame and Manufacturers Monthly’s Endeavour Awards were both announced during the event, each celebrating excellence and outstanding achievements of Australia’s manufacturing movers and shakers.

Major partners included the Victorian Government, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, CSIRO, Innovative Manufacturing CRC, Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Welding Technology Institute of Australia and the Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation.

Vitafoods Europe becoming more global

This year’s Vitafoods Europe will showcase ingredients, products, and services from the widest range of countries yet, new figures reveal.

A record 1000 companies will exhibit at this year’s event, which takes place between 9 and 11 May in Palexpo, Geneva. They will travel from 56 countries – more than ever before.Meanwhile, around 18,500 visitors from 115 different countries are expected to attend.

The most international Vitafoods Europe ever comes at a time when companies are increasingly interested in new global markets. A survey of visitors and exhibitors reveals that one in three (33%)see growth in developing markets as one of the biggest opportunities for their companies– up from 24% last year.

The number of International Pavilions at the event has risen to twelve, with Germany and Canada joining the list for the first time. There will also be dedicated pavilions for companies from Belgium, Serbia, China, Croatia, France, Hungary, Korea, Poland and the USA, while the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries will offer opportunities to discover ingredients and products from Pakistan and South Africa.

The list of Vitafoods Europe exhibitors spans all six continents and includes the world’s largest country – Russia – as well as one of its smallest – San Marino.

“The truly international scope of Vitafoods Europe offers visitors a world of business opportunities. As well as discovering new products and ingredients from every corner of the earth, they will have opportunities to understand what’s happening in overseas markets, and learn about new solutions to the challenges they face,” said Chris Lee, Managing Director, Global Health and Nutrition Network, Europe, Informa Exhibition.

“Visitors who make the most of the international nature of the event gain insights that can give them an edge in our increasingly global industry.”



Foodpro returns to Sydney for 50th year

Foodpro, Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, returns for its 50th year in 2017 to the new world-class International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from 16 – 19 July.

Food manufacturing makes up 23 per cent of Australia’s annual exports; the food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value added in 2014-15 alone. Since it first ran in 1967, foodpro has played an important role in the growth of the food processing, manufacturing and packaging industries and has contributed to the development and significance the industry has to Australia.

Foodpro 2017, set to be the largest ever staged, provides a unique opportunity to connect, network and do business with industry peers. The event showcases products and innovations relevant to all aspects of the food manufacturing industry including: meat and seafood, value-add processing, beverages, dairy, fresh food and shelf foods. It is considered to be a driving force behind the Australian food processing industry with global leaders presenting their latest technology, services and ideas. With industry added value increasing annually for the past five years, the event is sure to be a popular event on the calendar.

The event features four key precincts: food processing technology, food packaging, plant equipment and food technology. Access to new trends will be priority as well as insight into key issues facing the industry such as traceability, food safety and sustainability.

Australia has a global reputation for high safety and quality standards; in order for food manufacturers to stay up to date they must be compliant and competitive, adapting to new technology and staying ahead of developments within the industry. With education a key focus for the show, the event will provide answers and expertise with seminars covering a range of topics such as trends, insights and case studies geared to the Australian market. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, engage in topical discussions and learn from peers.

The event will also host the annual AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) Convention. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend the Convention’s 50th year to hear about topics such as the future nutritional needs, technology driving innovation, regulations related to imports as well as a roundtable discussing financing innovation and growth in the food industry.

The event is the event for those in the food processing industry wanting to find out about the latest global innovations and trends, and stay competitive and efficient.

When: 16 – 19 July 2017

Where: Sydney International Convention Centre Darling Harbour

Organisers hail ‘success’ of AUSPACK 2017

AUSPACK 2017 was a record-breaking Sydney show. With the largest space occupied and the biggest display of exhibitors and brands – including the largest contingent of international exhibitors – it also drew the highest visitor numbers to the Sydney Showground, at well over 6,000.

Anne-Marie Mina, Marketing Manager with Exhibition and Trade Fairs (ETF), the organisers of AUSPACK, said, “There were so many elements that went into making this show a resounding success. From Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the customer-service robot AMY all creating interactive and engaging visitor experiences, to the product launches that happened right across the show floor, 2017 was one very memorable show.”

Mark Dingley, Chairman of the APPMA which owns AUSPACK, said, “The new awards and Processing Day, held as part of the growing Packaging & Processing Week, were excellent inclusions and added a lot of value for visitors to what was already Australasia’s most innovative event for the packaging and processing industry.

“The inaugural Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards, or PIDAs, recognised companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field, and the winners were very warmly received at the gala night and afterwards.

“The highly successful Processing Day – which was a free half-day event – gave attendees the opportunity to hear the latest advanced technologies and developments in the meat-processing industry. Feedback showed attendees found the information valuable, as they also did with the existing and very popular National Technical Forums.”

Among the leading technologies was a world-first from Digital Ink Technologies, which showed its solution that helps growers, wholesalers and supermarkets identify fruit-pick dates and hence fruit freshness. Using UV invisible ink and Digital Ink’s POLYtij printer, growers apply a code or logo, which the wholesaler or retailer can use to identify when the fruit was picked.

AUSPACK 2019 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Last chance to visit AUSPACK 2017

The doors are still open, but today is the final day of this innovative event for the processing and packaging industry, at Sydney Showgrounds.

Anne-Marie Mina,  organiser of AUSPACK, said, “This is the biggest Sydney show ever in terms of number of exhibitors. The quality of visitors is very high and exhibitors are extremely happy so far.

“We have more than 100 international exhibitors who are launching their products in the Australian market here. Such broad exhibitor offerings gives visitors a wide choice, enabling them to see the latest global technologies in their sector and find the perfect solution for their business. Anecdotal comments from visitors have shown that they are extremely impressed with the products and solutions on offer right across the show floor.”

International exhibitor Schur Star Systems, a packaging-systems company from Denmark, showed its flexible packaging solutions. The key to the globally unique Schur Star system is that a multitude of different flexible pouch sizes and styles, in different print and laminate structures, can be run through the packaging system with very quick changeover times; for example, changing from a 400-millimetre wide pouch to a 100mm wide pouch takes just five minutes. The system has application across a range of industries including fresh produce and meat.

UK-based Woolcool showcased its range of eco-friendly, insulated packaging products. The highly effective packaging, which is used for both food and pharmaceuticals, is made from coarse sheep’s belly wool, which is essentially “waste wool”, and has 25 per cent Australian content. Woolcool packaging sits in a carton, enveloping chilled or frozen product; the carton is chilled down and ice packs added on top. Woolcool is guaranteed to keep product at less than five degrees Celsius for 24 hours or more. One of its biggest applications is the online grocery trade.

ETF’s Anne-Marie Mina said, “These are just two examples of the thousands of technologies on display at AUSAPCK 2017. Their difference and cost benefits offer much value to the Australian market, and are among the reasons visitors find AUSPACK so informative.”

Mina urged visitors to make sure the most of the last day of the event, with doors closing at 5pm this afternoon.

Celebrating 10 years of craft beers

The Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival, taking place on Saturday 18 March, is set celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Running from 11am – 6pm in the grounds of the heritage Mercure Canberra, the event will feature breweries from across Australia along with live bands, food, entertainment and kids’ activities.

The festival is recommended for all beer and cider enthusiasts – from beginners to budding craft brewers. Over 100 beers and ciders will be available for tasting and visitors will be able to take part in beer/cider food matching sessions, hear guest speakers, and meet the brewers.

Breweries exhibiting will include the multi-award winning Sydney Brewery, Thatchers, Little Creatures, Dad and Dave’s Brewing, Stone Dog Meadery, Yenda, Hope Estate Beer Co and many others from across Australia.

This year, the Festival will help raise funds for ACT Cancer Support, a locally based organisation that currently provides support for 950 patients.

Spanish saga to take centre stage at Seppeltsfield winery

A Seppelt family member’s account of Sherry yeast culture being transported in secret to Australia in the 1930s will be at the heart of a Spanish-themed food and wine event, to be held at Seppeltsfield winey.

On Thursday April 20th, as part of the 2017 Barossa Vintage Festival, Seppeltsfield will offer the next chapter of its pop-up restaurant series, unearthed@seppeltsfield. The estate’s vast Apera (Australian Sherry) collection will be celebrated, alongside a Spanish-influenced food menu.

Held in the estate’s 1882 Vinegar Haus, the event will take inspiration from fourth generation Hilton Mervyn Seppelt and his (somewhat secretive) manoeuvre to secure flor yeast culture from a Spanish bodega. Hilton’s son, Bill Seppelt will be in attendance to recall the story of his father’s enterprising efforts, which became the starting point for Seppeltsfield’s now irreplaceable Apera collection.

Seppeltsfield will complement the historic Spanish context with a modern twist – contemporary Apera-spiked cocktails will be offered alongside tapas dishes by Events Executive Chef, Owen Andrews.

Guests can expect a relaxed wine lounge atmosphere with chill-out music and special Flamenco guitar performances by Adelaide-based Spanish artist, Aloysius Leeson.

To mark 70 Years of the Barossa Vintage Festival, also on offer on the night will be an opportunity to indulge in a tasting of 1947 Seppeltsfield Para Vintage Tawny, conceived the same year as the inaugural event.

Image: Owen Andrews and Jennifer Schmidt prepare for unearthed@seppeltsfield – Vinegar Haus, as part of the 2017 Barossa Vintage Festival.

Australian food events join forces

Naturally Good Expo will this year join forces with Fantastic Food+Drink, the Australian sourcing event that’s dedicated to specialty, premium and gourmet food and craft beverages.

As the first food and beverage trade sourcing events to take place at the new ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, the co-location of Naturally Good Expo and Fantastic Food+Drink will create Australia’s largest trade event for Australian food and beverage products, combining healthy, premium and specialty niches in one buyers’ marketplace of 450+ curated companies.

Naturally Good Expo is Asia Pacific’s event for sourcing the latest healthy food, beverage, beauty and home living products. The show has seen much growth since launching in 2015, and this year it will again grow to welcome an estimated 350 companies representing thousands of innovative brands and products that are on trend, in demand, and ahead of the health curve.

In related consumer trends, specialty and premium products have also continued to see growth across all channels as consumers seek out quality products and produce at the supermarket, in specialty food stores, on the go, and when eating out. For this reason, Fantastic Food+Drink has been launched – bringing together these new retail and foodservice products and showcasing thousands of products all under the one roof.

More than just a food and drinks expo, Fantastic Food+Drink has a lineup of features designed to showcase local and regional food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs.  Specialty areas include Taste the Farm, an opportunity to source directly from the farmer and learn their backstory; the Specialty Chocolate Showcase; Specialty Cheese Providores; Craft Beverage Alley and Gourmet Gifts. In addition, and in an effort to support new artisan and small batch providers, an Emerging Brands Zone will highlight new market entrants, and will feature everything from home grown chili sauces to artisan breads, right through to refreshing infused sparkling beverages.

Running across both events are a range of seminars and interactive advisory sessions, dedicated to helping visitors walk away with relevant and actionable learnings. With a lineup of both local and international experts, sessions include an e-commerce forum, social media advice, business essentials, and trends and insights to help business owners effectively range for the future and emerging consumer demands.

AUSPACK opens the door to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is changing the game – fast – for manufacturers and the entire supply chain. Connecting IT and OT systems across all operations in a business, it’s enabling data accumulation at an unprecedented scale.

At AUSPACK 2017 the industry can learn about how to make this data unlock value on the production line and beyond.

Manufacturers have more data at their disposal than they realise – intelligent assets like sensors, devices, machinery and other production assets can potentially deliver huge cost savings if the data they store is accessed and exploited intelligently.

According to Rockwell Automation (Stand 73), by the year 2020, more than 50 billion devices are expected to be connected to the internet. These devices are getting smarter and consequently, will help make manufacturing smarter. Now more than ever, manufacturers can readily take advantage of this growing intelligence through modern technology, such as cloud, mobile and converged plantwide EtherNet/IP.

As plants and production processes modernise current and legacy systems, and plant networks converge with enterprise business systems, manufacturers are gaining access to a tremendous amount of data. However, most need help to maximise the benefits of their data and transform it into actionable information.

And there’s the reason to visit AUSPACK 2017, where a host of exhibitors will provide access to the latest thinking and technology on Industry 4.0, from information and automation solutions, to robotics and integrated coding and vision systems. Exhibitors include Foodmach, Fibre King, Rockwell Automation, tna, Sick, SMC, C21 Systems, Robot Technologies Systems Australia and more.

AUSPACK 2017 will run from 7 – 10 March 2017 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

AUSPACK 2017 connecting visitors with exhibitors

AUSPACK has launched MATCHMAKE, a new service for the 2017 show that is intended to optimise visitors’ time and enable them to get the most out of the show.

The service gives visitors personalised content based on their interests when they register. It allows them to “favourite” exhibitors and pre-arrange meetings before the show. This way, attendees will already have a set meeting time with exhibitors, so they confidently know they can discuss their needs when it suits them during the show. For those who have limited time to spend at AUSPACK or to plan meetings, this service will be invaluable.

Cristina Neagu, Event Executive with Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF), the organisers of AUSPACK, said, “We’re really excited about MATCHMAKE because we know the value it will give to visitors, but also to exhibitors, who will have potential leads already lined up before AUSPACK even starts next month.”

Neagu said new technology was a feature across AUSPACK 2017.

“AUSPACK 2017 features an enormous amount of technology — the most of any show to date. This includes the customer service robot AMY and on-site augmented reality experience;  MATCHMAKE is certainly adding to the breadth of technology that will enhance attendees’ experiences.”

How does it work?

Step 1: Register for AUSPACK.

Step 2: An email from registration supplier LUP will give access to the service.

Step 3: Users log in to their profile to access customised information and set up meetings.

Neagu said the service is also available through the official AUSPACK 2017 Show app. “In the portal, attendees also have access to listings of exhibitors, products, brands and by vertical market. On top of the automatic suggestions, they can select an exhibitor as a ‘favourite’, as well as set up meetings,” she said.

Global grocery: staying one step ahead of the shopper

Food and Grocery Australia 2017, to be held in Brisbane, will focus on the fast moving consumer goods and supermarket retail industry within Australia and globally.

As Australia undergoes structural economic change, the value and performance of the $126 billion Australian food and grocery sector will take greater prominence not only as a key mainstay of the manufacturing sector but also as a key driver of jobs, growth and investment. Similarly as the global economy pivots towards Asia, the emphasis of realising market potential into outcomes remains a core challenge for Australia’s food and grocery players.

This event will deliver a platform for CEO’s, Directors, and industry players from suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to forensically assess the key domestic and global drivers of the sector.

2017 will build on the success of the first Food and Grocery Australia to ddeliver a revitalised program providing greater value for your time and commitment, greater industry insights, greater breadth of opinion and greater business deliverables.

One of this year’s speakers is Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of IGD, a food and grocery research and training not-for-profit organization which has more than 1,000 members, spanning more than 40 countries.

Denney-Finch (pictured) will outline her vision of the future of the food and grocery industry.

The event takes place at Sofitel Brisbane Central from 23 -25 May. It gives suppliers, manufacturers and retailers an opportunity to connect with others in the industry.


Opportunities at Fine Food Australia

Fine Food Australia will be four days of the food and beverage industry’s calendar to remember. With all that’s going on, there’s no better time or place to learn, meet and generate business.

Here are some statistics concerning the event:

  • There’ll be 30,000 people involved over the show – including chefs, judges, exhibitors, visitors and media, which means 30, 000 different conversations that could lead on to great things.
  • Over 50, 000 products will be on show – whether it’s instant miso soup, pies, café décor or even a whole point of sale system, there’s enough to pique all interests.
  • During the four days of the show there’ll be 80 educational sessions with 66 different speakers – considering the calibre of speakers and number of sessions, we can guarantee a lot of knowledge being shared that we’re sure will benefit your business.
  • There’s a good cause at work too – over 20 pallets worth of food is donated annually to Second Bite and other food charities during the show.
  • The show floor covers 28, 500 square metres – making it a huge Fine Food footprint that’s guaranteed to be keep you interested in every section.

And, if that doesn’t get you excited, know that over $91 million worth of business was generated at Fine Food Australia 2015, which means Fine Food 2016 is bound to be bigger, better and the best place for you to get amongst the industry.

Fine Food Australia: an unmissable event

Fine Food Australia’s presence this year is set to be its biggest yet, with the country’s leading trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries slated to have the biggest show footprint to date in the event’s history. The event brings the best of the industry together in one place, providing unmatched opportunities to network and do business across all sectors of the food and beverage industry.

The event will present new and innovative products from around Australia and from over 45 countries internationally, as well as live demonstrations, master-classes and industry-recognised competitions.

The annual show attracts over 1,000 exhibitors from Australia and the world, and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne each September. Once again welcoming Bulla Family Dairy as Platinum Sponsor and taking over the Melbourne Convention Centre from 12-15 September, Fine Food Australia 2016 will be showcasing a veritable smorgasbord of new exhibitors and features to whet the appetite of visitors and exhibitors alike.

Performance excellence will be a key feature at Fine Food Australia, with national competitions hosting their finals at the event. The Bake Skills Australia competition will see five competing teams representing their states challenged with a range of products throughout the day; the Great Official Aussie Pie Competition has pastry chefs from around the country prepping their finest dough and fillings, while Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award National Final will culminate at the show.

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Making its debut at Fine Food Australia will be Roasters Lane – a zone dedicated to tea and coffee, covering all aspects of leaf and bean from tastings to master classes and expert seminars discussing trends and industry predictions.

Show favourites will be appearing again – located in the Bakery World zone, the Bulla Pastry Stage will see a host of acclaimed pastry chefs offering a series of presentations.

Something that regularly garners large crowds and is a highlight for many of Fine Food Australia’s visitors is the MYOB Talking Food Stage. This year’s lineup of experts and sessions already includes Bruce Keebaugh owner of The Big Group talking all things catering, Sharon Flynn owner of The Fermentary talking about fermentation and food as medicine, Laura Neville owner The Wandering Chef and Saxon Joye from Longfresh talking about high pressure processing, and Ken Burgin, CEO Profitable Hospitality talking about how to attract and retain the right staff.

Also honouring some of the hardest working people in the industry, the annual Women in Foodservice Charity Event will take place on Wednesday 14th September, marking the third year of what has become a must-attend breakout event and networking opportunity. Speakers include Alla Wolf-Tasker, Nahji Chu and Phillippa Grogan, facilitated by Gemima Cody.

With its biggest offering ever, Fine Food Australia 2016 is a non-negotiable date on the calendar for anyone in the country’s vast and great foodservice industry.

When:                       12 – 15 September

Opening Hours:      Mon: 10am-8pm; Tue & Wed: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10am-4pm

Where:                      Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Registration:           Register only for free trade entry at using promo code NEWS before Friday 9 September

Fine Food Australia is strictly a trade only event. Children are not permitted.

APPMA heading to NZ for FoodTech PackTech 2016

The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will exhibit for the first time at FoodTech PackTech 2016, this October in Auckland.

The APPMA represents Australia’s leading packaging and processing machinery and allied components companies and members include manufacturers, distributors and importers of packaging and processing machinery who are suppliers to industries such as food, beverage, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, confectionery, bakery & snacks and fresh produce.

24 APPMA Member companies will also be exhibiting at FoodTech PackTech 2016. They include: A&D Weightec, ABB, Accupack, Confoil, Heat and Control, HMPS, IFM Electronic, Integrated Packaging, JL Lennard, JMP Engineering, KHS, Multivac, Omron, Propac, Reynolds Group, Rhima, Rockwell Automation, Romheld, SICK, SMC Pneumatics, TNA, Tronics, Walls Machinery and Wedderburn.

The APPMA will also be hosting one of the NZIFST seminars alongside FoodTech PackTech 2016 on the 11th of October, 2.45 pm-1.45 pm. The seminar will include a panel of experts from who will discuss key trends and topics such as Cobots: Collaborative Robots, Internet of Things:4.0, Serialisation & Authentication and Total Cost of Ownership.

Panellists representing leading companies such as ABB, Heat and Control, Rhima, SICK, Rockwell Automation and A&D will be involved.

Australian Wine Industry Trade Exhibition returning to Adelaide

The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) & Trade Exhibition (AWITE), is returning to Adelaide this month, six years since it was last held in the region.

Fair Events Managing Director, Gary Fitz-Roy, says this year AWITE is building an impressive portfolio with the industry’s best set to showcase the latest wine technology, equipment and services.

“We’ve secured industry leaders, niche and new suppliers for AWITE 2016, many of who plan to give attendees a first-look of their latest products.

“Attendees will have the chance to perfect their grapegrowing, winemaking and wine storing processes by meeting with industry leading suppliers,” Fitz-Roy said.

A sneak preview of what suppliers will be showcasing is as follows:

– Seguin Moreau Australasia will be launching its new product which reduces oak contact time up to two weeks, the Oenofirst Finisher

– Greenstream Systems will be launching its new product, the stainless steel Optima Steamer

– Sphere Foods will be launching its new product into the Australian market, Natural Crystal Red, and is flying in its CEO from Washington State, USA to be at the show

– Director of Wine Barrel Cleaning, Murray McDonald will be showing how steam deep cleans, rehydrates and sterilises barrels through the ‘barrel window’ on-stand demonstration

“Visitors have the opportunity to network, keep abreast of the latest industry trends, find solutions for increased productivity and become inspired to implement new innovative technology,” said Mr Fitz-Roy.

AWITE, AWITC and the WFA Outlook Conference, set to take place from Sunday, July 24 to Thursday, July 28, will collectively provide a comprehensive education program of plenary sessions and workshops for grapegrowers, winemakers and management.

APPMA to launch inaugural Australian pavilion at Propak Asia 2016

The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will launch the inaugural Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia 2016.

The event takes place in Bangkok from 15-18th June.

The APPMA developed the pavilion as a way to assist Australian packaging and processing manufacturers and distributors to showcase their products and companies to the Asian market.

ProPak Asia is Asia’s No.1 international processing & packaging trade event for Asia’s expanding food, drink & pharmaceutical industries. With a proven track record over 24 successful editions ProPak Asia consistently delivers the best results, high quality and quantity trade visitors from across Asia.

Exhibiting in the Australian Pavilion is HMPS, Adaptapack, Rhima, Confoil, Accupack, the APPMA and the Australian Institute of Packaging.

New product launches taking place at the event include AccuPak’s entry level evolution of their successful PLAG sugar linear weigher, the PLAGe; and HMPS’ collaborative assembly robot, YUMI.

In addition, Rhima Australia will launch tray washers for bakeries. The company will display a range of other washers for different washing purposes on their stand.

Outside of the pavilion other APPMA Member companies such as TNA, Heat & Control and Fibre King will also be exhibiting at the show.

APPMA will also launch its 2016 Member Directory during ProPak Asia. This includes detailed information on Australia’s leading packaging & processing machinery and allied components companies in Australia.

NMW 2016: Paving the way to new markets

Against a solid backdrop of manufacturing industry growth – the AI Group's March figures show that Australian manufacturing has grown for eight consecutive months and is now at its strongest point this decade –  this year's National Manufacturing Week (NMW) will prove a buoyant meeting place for businesses looking for ideas, technologies and solutions that can help their businesses get ahead.

NMW (May 11 – 13, Sydney Showground – Sydney Olympic Park) is Australia's largest, longest-running manufacturing event, bringing the industry together to see, touch and discuss new and innovative manufacturing solutions.  NMW 2016 will showcase hundreds of products and services from around the world, laid out in 12 Product Zones, ranging from Automation & Robotics to Digital Manufacturing, Intralogistics, Advanced Materials and more.

Among dozens of firsts for NMW 2016 will be innovative materials handling systems from Magnet Sales and Millsom Materials Handling, next generation LED lights from LEDified as well as new 3D printing technologies – from Konica Minolta, Amaero Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing Systems, 3D Printing Studios, Sydney 3D Printing and more – that can help boost your production capabilities.

NMW also gives you the opportunity to see new and innovative technologies in action: with a rolling demonstration program of next-generation robotics, welding and super-fast weld cleaning, CNC routing and more.

As Kevin Smith, GM of Millsom Materials Handling describes, "You can tell people that their vacuum lifting technology means you effectively require only one person for a lifting task: but when you demonstrate vacuum lifting, people really get its potential for delivering OH&S and productivity gains."

"There's just nothing like a physical demonstration, which is why we're going to be part of NMW 2016," he said.  

Alongside its impressive showcase, NMW will also present a powerful seminar program featuring industry leaders sharing new ideas and strategies that have delivered proven success.

Among high profile speakers will be Dr Keith McLean, CSIRO's Manufacturing Flagship Director outlining some of the ways in which 400 Australian manufacturers have leveraged CSIRO research to help them target new, high value niche markets. CSIRO, says Dr McLean, stands ready to partner with more businesses to develop new products, processes and materials that can give local businesses an edge.

Also at the NMW Seminar Theatre, Sam Bucolo, Professor of Design Innovation at UTS will share his passionate interest in Design-Led Innovation, the approach used by global brands such as Apple, Nintendo & Alessi to generate creative product innovations.

There will also be a clear focus on reducing operational waste.  Speakers including Peter Meakin from the Opie Manufacturing Group will outline strategies for streamlining production, transport and even innovation processes, to free up time and/or restheirces for new programs.

NMW 2016 will also focus on emerging opportunities through its co-location with the Safety First Conference & Expo, Australia's one-stop workplace safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event.

Held once every two years in Sydney, NMW gives business professionals the most comprehensive, focused showcase of new ideas, technologies and strategies for being at the forefront of change and industry growth.

Don't miss out! Entry to NMW is free for trade visitors and registration is now open at By registering now, you'll access a range of services, including updates via the NMW website for this year's game-changing event.

May 11 – 13

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Adept Turnkey – 4

Amaero Additive Manufacturing – 5

Ampec Technologies – 5

Assembly Technologies Pty Ltd – 5

Australian Inhibitor Pty Ltd – 6

Axelent Automation & Safety -. 6

Better Springs – 7

Bilby3D PTY LTD – 7

Busicom  -. 7

Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd 8

Casey Cardinia Region – 8

CPR SafeInd – 8

Cryonomic Dry Ice Cleaning – 9

Cutler Brands  – 9

Ensitech – 10

Fein Australia – 10

Foxconn Australia Pty Ltd -. 10

Get Healthy at Work – 11

Goodwill Precision Machinery Co Ltd. 11

Gradient Services Pty Ltd & Y&J Industries Co, Ltd. 11

Hoganas AB – 12

HR3 – 12

Jubilee Springs – 12

Impact Robotics – 13

Inno Pac Korea Inc. – 13

Innovative Welding – 13

Kemppi Australia – 13

Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd. 14

Klingspor Australia Pty Ltd – 14

LEDified – 14

Leussink Engineering Pty Ltd – 15

Magnet Sales Australia – 15

Mecca Electronics (China – HK) – 16

Metal Science Technologies – 16

Millsom Materials Handling Pty Ltd 16

Milltech – 17

Multicam Systems Pty Ltd – 17

OMAX Corporation – 18

OneCNC – 18

Pneutech – 18

Reconeng – 19

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp – 19

Revolution Materials – 19

Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd – 20

Sydney 3D Printing – 20

Sunlec International Pty Ltd – 20

Supagas – 20

3D Printing Systems – 21

TechRentals Pty Ltd – 21

Tesuco – : 21

Thinky Corporation – 21

Timotion – 22

Weldbrush – 22

White Industries – 22


Adept Turnkey –

Stand 1406

Adept Turnkey is Australia's largest, independent product and technical resource for machine vision and imaging. Operating for 27 years and carrying a wide range of imaging products, Adept provides a one-stop-shop experience with expert technical advice and support both pre- and post-sale.

At NMW 2016, Adept will feature the latest automated inspection components and systems for factory automation and the most current high-speed cameras for high-speed machinery diagnostics and troubleshooting. Live demonstrations will feature the new BOA2 Smart Camera from Teledyne DALSA as well as LMI’s 3D smart cameras performing measurements and checks on products.

Also to be demonstrated is a new system developed by Adept that performs a full 360o inspection of labels on bottles, as well as a high-speed camera and a wide selection of industrial cameras, optics, lighting and software.

Adept's technical engineers will be available to discuss any applications or issues you may have where automated inspection could be the solution.

Amaero Additive Manufacturing –

Stand: 1604

Recently hailed for its contribution to 'printing the world's first jet engine', Amaero manufactures metal alloy parts for aerospace, defence and biomedical applications by laser-based additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

Amaero has a combined experience of over 25 years in producing parts by this process and is expert in a broad range of materials including titanium, aluminium, stainless steel and nickel based alloys.  Visit stand 1604 to discuss:

  • Production of components directly from the CAD file
  • Development of existing components to reduce cost and weight
  • An alternative process to casting for complex, difficult components
  • Feasibility studies for manufacture

Amaero is the only company in the Asia-Pacific region to have the Concept Xline 1000 powder bed machine, which has the largest build volume in the world (630mm x 400mm x 500mm).

Ampec Technologies –

Stand 1830

Facing with high MOQ or minimum order value with your existing Cable Assembly supplier?

Ampec Technologies may be able to assist. Ampec specialises in low volume high mix cable assembly manufacturing. They have recently installed several fully automatic cut and strip and crimp machines to improve lead time and effective use of labour. You may find their prices competitive.

Assembly Technologies Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1910

Assembly Technologies specialise in screw assembly systems with automatic screw feeding.  They offer solutions for hand held applications, components for machine builders upto fully automatic systems.  Their supplier, Deprag are known worldwide for their expertise in screw assembly and screw feeding applications.

This year the company will also be showing the Deprag Industrial range of High powered pneumatic grinders, including efficient, compact turbine motor powered grinders.

Australian Inhibitor Pty Ltd –

Stand:  2110

Australian Inhibitor (AI) formed in 1955 celebrates over 60 years of service and product solution supply to the Automotive, Engineering, Marine, Mining, Defense and Arts industries. AI are a specialty niche Research and Development Company dedicated to manufacturing Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor  (VCI) and related products and services.  Their laboratories operating from Dandenong in Victoria Australia allows the close study and consideration of VCI migratory conditions in many packaging materials. 

Australian Inhibitor provides VCI Coated papers of varying sizes and extra-large VCI Laminate barrier bags termed Ferro Foil™. Ferro Foil is virtually moisture and vapour proof forming an integral part of total packaging supply. This product carries MIL SPEC NATO Stock numbered to NSN 8135 -66-158-8104 recognized worldwide. MIL SPEC and NATO NSN military standard packaging materials are provided to the Navy, Army, Air force and engineering industries for short or long term storage or shipment e.g. BAE, RAAF, Boeing and others. Emitters, Silica gel and other forms of desiccants form part of their total supply capability.

Australian Inhibitor has been at the forefront in developing new products locally and internationally receiving prestigious Global Awards for Packaging Materials on (3) separate occasions – 2006, 2011 & 2013/2014. These awards are the result of AI’s rigorous laboratory testing for its solutions for the wider range of Industrial Auto, Engineering, Mining, Defence and Arts.

Axelent Automation & Safety –
Stand 2140

Axelent takes workplace safety very seriously. Manufactured in Sweden to the highest standard, AS4024.1 Safety compliant, and over 4kms of stock warehoused locally to ensure exceptionally efficient order turnaround.

Axelent X-Tray (Cable Management System)

A simple, smart and flexible solution to organise and control cables. The X-Tray can be used in conjunction with the X-Guard, or as a stand-alone product with the ability to be mounted from the wall, floor or ceiling. Five surface treatment coating options are available (including 316L Stainless Steel as preferred by the food industry), all tested and approved by the International Cable Management Standard, IEC 61537.

Axelent X-Guard (Machine Guarding)

13 width and five height options, five different locks plus a multitude of other parts and accessories enable you to perfectly tailor your machine safety needs. Use the special X-Key to remove a panel in just a few seconds to access the guarded area, this reduces cost of ownership by providing quick access to the guarded machinery during a break down or maintenance. The installation process is so quick and easy that you need to see it to believe it. Even their largest panel systems can be installed by one person.

Better Springs –

Stand: 1706

An Australian owned family business established for over 45 years, Better Springs manufacture all types of springs, wire shapes, pressings and leaf springs. Wire sizes range from 0.3mm to 16.0mm and for leaf/flat springs from 0.2mm to 32.0mm thick.

Industries serviced include defence, agricultural, after-market automotive, mining, general and heavy engineering. Any quantity supplied from one off to many thousands.

Design and development work undertaken. Materials utilised include high and low carbon steels, stainless, monel, inconel, phospor bronze, etc.

Bilby3D PTY LTD –

Stand 1800

Bilby 3D are your experts in 3D printers and scanners. Whether you are a school, design studio or manufacturer they have the experience in your industry to advise on the best technology and machine for your needs. Bilby's printers print in plastic filament, liquid resins or nylon powder, as well as metal and rubber elastomer blends and effects. They don’t just sell these machines: Bilby 3D use them in 3D printing and scanning service every day. This gives them a unique perspective on which printer or scanner will best suit your needs. They have a reputation for honesty, not only in reviews, but also their recommendations. If they don't have a machine that fits your needs, they will advise where you can get one that will. Bilby 3D stock a wide range a of plastics, resins and consumables in their Sydney and Brisbane stores, from which they service and repair many models and makes.

Busicom  –

Stand: 2220

The Busicom Group provides a comprehensive solution for all of your welding quality assurance and trade resourcing needs. Their solutions enable you to deliver your projects on time, on budget and at the highest quality level, with:

•    Supplying Trade Skilled and Semi-Skilled Labourers throughout Australia, including welders, boilermakers, pressure and structural welders, mechanical fitters, industrial electricians, pipe fitters and support tradespeople.

•    Providing qualified welding crew accompanied by first class engineering tradespeople supervisor and welding supervisor if required.

•    Customized Welding Quality Assurance Program, Third Party Welding Inspection, Workplace Assessments and Sydney-based Welding Training facility.

  • Ongoing management of resources and 24/7 on call support and more.

Contact 1800 BUS ICOM (287 426) or 0415 613 022.

Carl Zeiss Pty Ltd

Stand: 1710

As a metrology innovation leader, Carl Zeiss IMT manufactures a complete range of coordinate measuring machines (CMM’s) for every quality control need, as well as form, contour and surface testers, micro measuring system for extremely small parts such as medical components and CT x-ray scanner solutions for non destructive testing measure the interior of a work piece, reverse engineer and compare geometries.

Carl Zeiss also offers complete system services, including retrofits, hardware service, software support, training and part measurement service. Carl Zeiss is a recognized partner to the automotive industry and its suppliers with 1300 employees from three manufacturing locations and more than 100 sales and service centers. All relevant modules, such as controllers, software, measuring systems and sensors are developed and manufactured in-house.

The powerful CALYPSO CAD-based programming software for CMMs offers several key functions, options and features that reduce programming time and provide superior results.

Casey Cardinia Region –

Stand: 2216

The Casey Cardinia Region is the place to grow your business in Melbourne’s south east. As the second fastest growing region in Australia, the region represents a new frontier for business growth.

Into the future, the Casey Cardinia region will continue to flourish from the benefits of numerous proposed regionally significantly projects which will complement its strong growth and present exciting new opportunities.

Visit or contact one of their dedicated Economic Development officers to find out why the Casey Cardinia region is the best choice for your business.

CPR SafeInd –

Stand: 1840

CPR SafeInd specialises in the importation, manufacture and supply of industrial machine safety guarding. They supply safety guarding solutions to a wide variety of industries and organisations and operate in all environments where industrial machinery is used and required to be compliant with safety and health standards. Their expertise includes:

•            Machine Safety Guarding

•            Trapped Key Interlocking & Key Exchange Systems

•            Modular Perimeter Safety Fencing

•            Dust & Fume Solutions

•            Lathe Belt Polishing Attachments

While working in close co-operation with their clients, they also have the ability to provide custom safety guarding solutions that are tailored to meet specific requirements, while still meeting the relevant safety standards. If you have a safety issue that requires attention, come and visit us at stand 1840 at National Manufacturing Week 2016 and we will be able to offer you a solution.

Cryonomic Dry Ice Cleaning –

Stand 2126

Dry ice cleaning is a significantly faster and more efficient method compared to any other cleaning system. It's non abrasive – there's no wear to cleaned surfaces, which increases the life of moulds – ecological, economic and, because there's no need for disassembly, delivers productivity increases.

Here's what one dry ice client said: "Our injection machines are running 24/7 but some of the moulds must be cleaned every 48 hours to guarantee quality. In the past we have employed different methods including ultrasonic cleaning, grit blasting, solvents and cleaning with wire brushes. Cryonomic cleaning is by far the most effective and most profitable cleaning method. Now, one single person cleans their 10 main moulds whilst they are still hot and on the presses enabling more regular cleaning and eliminating extended downtime."

In fact, this client reduced the company's cleaning time by 80%!

Cutler Brands  –

Stand 2616

Supporting Local Manufacturers

The most awarded commercial screen printing company in the Southern Hemisphere, Cutler Brands delivers printed bottles, screen & digital printing, and signage.

Cutler Brands recently supported Hoshizaki Lancer to manufacture the locally designed Cornucopia Tower drink dispenser that was exported and installed into over 100 New Zealand KFC stores over the Xmas period.

Cutler Brands assisted with the manufactured of the printed and vacuum formed front and end panels to strict specifications that pushed the vacuum forming process to the extreme and then lighting the panels with some eye catching LED’s to enhance the final product.

Working closely with customers at the design stage is becoming an important and integral part of the success of the final products as this allows all decorating options to be considered before final manufacturing is started.

If you have any needs for advice on enhancing or decorating your products for functional or visual effects, Cutler Brands can be contacted on email at or by phoning Paul or Adrian on 08 82689888.

Ensitech –

Stand: 1430
See Ensitech's live demonstration on Friday 13 May

Ensitech is bringing its easy-to-use and portable TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System to NMW 2016 to demonstrate a faster and higher-quality alternative to current weld treatment methods.

Ensitech is the ISO-9001: 2008 registered inventor and manufacturer of the award winning TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System. The system uses a proprietary electrochemical process that provides one-step cleaning and passivation (tested to international standards), requires little user training, and gives welders complete control over the surface finishing of their work.

The “TIG Brush Effect” is the wide-eyed look of disbelief frequently shown by first time observers as they view the TIG Brush’s superior weld cleaning and passivation capabilities. Ensitech welcomes you to visit them and  witness the power of the “TIG Brush Effect” for yourself.

Fein Australia –

Stand 1030

Fein Australia are attending NMW 2016 with a range of powerful modular and expandable GRIT belt grinding machines designed for manual trades and for small series. They are ideal for machining stainless steel. There will also be tapper demonstrations, the Fein grinder range with Tyrolit cutting discs and the professional stainless steel sanding range. Cold cut saws and core drilling machines that are compact with high mobility for vertical and overhead installation work will also be on display with live demonstrations. Visit stand 1030 to see how Fein can help your business.

Foxconn Australia Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1504

Located in Sydney, Foxconn Australia is a subsidiary of the largest manufacturer of electronics products in the world. Foxconn Australia provides:

1. Final Assembly: Foxconn is a world leader in electronics design and manufacturing, with a proven track record of quality, flexibility and speed.

2. Customise & Reworking electronics goods to your requirements. With proven processes for high volume, amazing flexibility and excellent quality coupled with fast turnaround to help minimize your time to market.

3. Warranty Repair: including diagnoses, spare parts purchasing, storage and product repair, distribution and refurbishment.

Get Healthy at Work –

Stand  1640

Healthy workers, healthy results

Did you know that healthy workers are more motivated, report higher rates of job satisfaction and have fewer sick days? Or that by valuing the health of your workers you can improve your organisation’s corporate image, reduce staff turnover and increase employee engagement?

 Get Healthy at Work is a free NSW Government service that offers businesses all the tools, resources and support they need to address risk factors for chronic disease in the workplace. Importantly it also includes a confidential Brief Health Check to help workers better understand their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

To participate, register your business at

Goodwill Precision Machinery Co Ltd

Stand: 1722

Established in 2004, Goodwill Precision Machinery (GPM) offers precision machining services for non-standard mechanical parts, spare parts, metal fabrication, precision welding, design & assembly, fixture and jig with supplied drawings. Management system company with ISO9001:2008 and TS16949 certification, custom made ERP & Barcode Scan System, strict quality assurance system.

GPM services markets in Germany, Europe, America, Japan and Australia, and has established partnerships Panasonic, Philips, TDK, RICOH, APPLE and more, with a catalogue of more than 100 products.

Gradient Services Pty Ltd & Y&J Industries Co, Ltd

Stand: 2520

Gradient Services and Y&J Industries bring together one of Australia’s most reputable suppliers of manufactured equipment with one of Asia’s best manufacturers of custom made castings and forgings. With offices throughout Australia they offer a broad range of engineering and manufacturing services, including

•             Mechanical Engineering and Design

•             Machining and Fabrication

•             Site Services and Labour Hire

•             Contract Procurement Services

•             Contract QA Assessments.

The company's machining capacities include CNC turning and milling on horizontal and vertical lathes, as well as multi-pallet machining centres.

Hoganas AB –

Stand: 1500

Höganäs is the world’s leading manufacturer of iron and metal powders continuously pioneering into new developments. Digital Metal®  is Höganäs revolutionary, proprietary precision ink-jet technology for additive manufacturing and 3D printing of metal components and systems. It offers a unique capacity to rapidly and cost-effectively produce highly complex and intricate designs and features for metallic parts. As the world moves steadily towards more generative and flexible manufacturing methods, Digital Metal is at the forefront of this development.

Höganäs also offers an extensive range of metal powders for additive manufacturing.

HR3 –

Stand 2002

HR3 will be bringing its full range of OHS/WHS management software and services to NMW2016. HR3’s comprehensive range of management software and services are suited to any business size in any market sector.

HR3 provides cost-effective solutions, which means users of the HR3 OHS/WHS product range vary from 15 employee private engineering firms to multinational companies with over 1,000 employees and contractors. This year, HR3 will have its latest HR3people web system as well as their SQL-based OHSpack solution. They’ll also have their HR3mobile APP for smart phones and tablets on display. HR3 OHS/WHS solutions are available as OYO (Own Your Own) or subscription pricing via on premise or cloud deployment options. With a multitude of integration options, HR3 solutions can give you a single database for all your OHS, HR and Payroll requirements. If you’re coming to NMW2016 why not drop by the HR3 stand and see why they’re regarded as one of Australia’s leading employee management software providers.

Jubilee Springs –

Stand: 1542

Established in 1938, Jubilee Springs designs and manufactures compression, tension and torsion springs, wire shapes and flat pressings for customers ranging from small businesses to large national and international companies.

A 100% Australian owned and operated business, Jubilee Springs has built a solid reputation on hard work, reliability and on their integrity. Talk to the team at NMW about professional spring design and manufacture, compression, tension & torsion springs, metal pressings, die springs and more.

Impact Robotics –

Stand: 1010

See Impact Robotics live demonstration on 12 May

Impact Robotics specialises in the supply and integration of collaborative robot solutions for manufacturing, processing and materials handling operations. Impact Robotics is the exclusive Australian & New Zealand distributor for the Baxter & Sawyer Collaborative Robots from Rethink Robotics and the MiR100 Autonomous robot from Mobile Industrial Robots of Denmark.  Impact Robotics works with clients to improve productivity and competitiveness, reduce operating costs and increase safety levels through the use of these world-leading technologies.

Inno Pac Korea Inc. –

Stand: 1940

Reflective tape and reflective film for safety garments, uniforms, sports bags, backpacks, automotive, marine and sports apparel, athletic footwear and anywhere where an extra margin of safety is required.

Innovative Welding –

Stand 1330

Innovative Welding is the Australian distributor for K-Tig keyhole welding systems as well as other welding automation equipment and integration. K-Tig uses CSIRO developed technology to produce single-pass welds in many metals up to 16mm thick. Materials include Titanium, Stainless steels, Duplex, Inconel, Hastelloys, Super alloys, Nickel alloys… and others.

Case studies are available with Customer Documented savings of in excess of 90%.

 Kemppi Australia –

Stands 1325, 1220, 1226

See Kemppi's live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, will be showcasing its range of welding helmets – the Beta 90 FreshAir, Delta 90 FreshAir and the Delta+ 90 FreshAir. The helmets have been specifically designed to provide the utmost protection against welding, grinding and associated airborne fumes and dust contamination, ensuring your comfort while meeting Australian standards.

Visit the team to talk about Kemppi's innovative welding technologies and productive welding solutions that deliver on the Kemppi promise, 'The Joy of Welding'.

Kockums Bulk Systems Pty Ltd
Stand: 2130

The lifting, powders & packaging experts.
Kockums Bulk Systems specialise in the design and supply of powder handling systems from raw materials in through to packed goods out. Their diverse product range includes bulk bag filling/emptying, IBCs, conveying, discharge aids, weighing, metering, bagging, palletising systems and wrapping/hooding.

Grown from its roots in vacuum lifting, Kockums Lifting Division applies over 25 years of engineering skill to offer custom, quality solutions. Electric, pneumatic and manual cranes and lift carts are all available to complement their unrivalled range of vacuum tube lifters and vacuum gripping attachments.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions –

Stand 1402

Konica Minolta Business Solutions will showcase 3D printing technologies from 3D Systems, that help companies create working prototypes, parts and custom-made products in a fraction of the time currently required, with industry leading service support by Konica Minolta’s national service organisation. Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Klingspor Australia Pty Ltd –

Stand 1530

Klingspor Australia is a German based manufacturer of high-quality abrasive tools. Klingspor invented the flap disc and the cutting and grinding disc, and remains a leader in abrasive technology. With 11 highly skilled field sales staff in Australia to help you with problem solving for cutting, grinding and surface finishing.

LEDified –

Stand 2206

LEDified’s latest LED Highbay features lighting automated-technology that can be tailored to suit

a range of commercial applications.

SIGMA combines Nichia’s SMD technology with innovative engineering to produce an LED light that delivers exceptional efficacy, a brilliant lumen output, and a slimline structure carefully engineered to maximise heat dissipation. The result is a long-lasting, reliable and powerful light, with advantages including:

  • Compact -one-third  the size of traditional highbays
  • Instant –  SIGMA illuminates instantly
  • Resilient – Lasts an expected 100,000 hours
  • Efficient – Light savings of up to 90% while still emitting brilliant light

Call 13LEDS (13 53 37)


Leussink Engineering Pty Ltd –

Stand:  1730

Leussink Engineering are manufacturers of the Demmeler World Class Jigging & Fabrication systems for over 30 years & are the Newly appointed FARO Metrology Agent for Australia & New Zealand.

With its simple but ingenious Demmeler Jigging & Fabrication System visitors can be hands on and receive professional demonstrations outlining how Demmeler can improve productivity & provide quality components whilst reducing overall tooling costs.

Visitors  will also witness the latest FARO Metrology Equipment performing reverse engineering & hard probing quality measuring & inspection tasks.

Demmeler Jigging & Fabrication Systems have many configurations to suit any application large or small in any industry that requires Research & Development, Fabrication & Welding. Demmeler has both Expert & ECO line of products that can suit any budget. Product Development, training, comprehensive stock & ongoing support is all value added components that businesses look for & Leussink Engineering prides themselves in all these aspects.

Visit the stand to see:

  • FARO Edge ScanArm & V6 Laser Line Probe can Reverse Engineer components in a matter of minutes not days as has been the case in past years.
  • FARO Laser trackers have been an integral part of large dimensional checking & measuring for some time & this technology will also be available on their stand.

Come along to the Leussink Engineering stand & explore the tools needed to keep up with today’s engineering demands.


Magnet Sales Australia –

Stand 1444

Magnet Sales Australia are established manufacturers and suppliers of industrial magnets for welding, lifting and fabrication solutions. Their range will be displayed at NMW Stand #1444 and feature safety innovation in the workplace.

Magnet Sales' Cable Safety range consists of Cable-MATE, Cable-BUDDY and Powr-Safe lead holders. These feature a high-strength magnet which holds to any steel surface allowing for safe, non-fuss rerouting of cables and prevention of trip and electrocution hazards. 

Each of their Pro-Lift lifting magnet units are fitted with an approved safety latch to protect operators to the highest level. Useful for handling steel sections, beams and components, the Pro-Lift range varies from 100 kg lifting capability up to a massive 6 tonne!

Overbelt and suspension magnets are crucial for extraction of tramp metal in mining, recycling and processing plants for product safety and machinery protection.

MSA will also be displaying the Magswitch range of welding and lifting magnetics. Magswitch technology allows more efficient, faster and safer set up, work holding and lifting in the steel fabrication industry. 

MSA are serious about safety and protecting their ever-growing client base. Detailed safety and operating instructions are provided with every MSA product.

Mecca Electronics (China – HK) –

Stand 2212

Mecca is a Hong Kong based ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949 OEM / ODM manufacturer established in 1984, providing vertically integrated solutions including Electronic Manufacturing Service, Plastic Injection and Metal Stamping.

They undertake both box build assemblies and sub-assemblies for customers from various products ranging from consumer electronics, telecommunication, audio and video to medical, computer, lighting and more. The company is in compliance with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC and has in-house tooling and paint shops in house to reduce lead times.

Metal Science Technologies –

Stand 1230

Metal Science Technologies proudly presents the latest developments in stainless steel weld cleaning. Among this year's highlights are four new machines, including the lightweight and highly portable EASYkleen TEC, the robust, economical EASYkleen PLUS BRUSH and two powerful EASYkleen PRO models for medium to heavy work.

Metal Science Technologies works with premier Universities and the leading stainless steel companies to provide proven and highly effective post weld finishing electropolishing machines.

Its manufacturing plant is located in Moruya (south of Sydney), NSW, with a new purpose built facility that has increased manufacturing space 10 fold with a dedicated R&D area of 280sq m. The company manufactures machines to strict quality control, and final testing is performed by management staff before any machine leaves the premises. Metal Science Technologies machines are proudly sold around the world.

Millsom Materials Handling Pty Ltd

Stand: 2230

Millsom Materials Handling is one of Australia's leading supplier of cranes, hoists, vacuum lifting systems, vacuum components and materials handling solutions. Through their reliable service you can buy vacuum lifting equipment including carton and sack vacuum lifters, sheet lifters for timber and steel and more with the expectation of quality products and affordable prices.

Millsom is a quality assured company, and provides a full installation, maintenance and repair service to suit all your handling specifications and requirements. With innovation in mind, we have developed a range of equipment that improves your production and safety in the workplace.

They invite you to recognize the Millsom difference and find out more about their hoists, cranes and vacuum lifters available throughout Australia.

Milltech –

Stand:  1552

Since its inception in 1992, Milltech Martin Bright has progressively grown to be Australia’s leading Engineering Bar Processor with a product range which includes:

• Heat Treated Alloy Bar in all surface finishes

• Bright Drawn and Peeled Carbon Bar

• Precision Ground Bar

• Induction Hardened Bar

• Hard Chrome Plated Bar

Milltech employs 60 technicians, production and administrative staff and produce in excess of 20,000 tonnes per annum, with world class equipment such as the SUPERQUENCH advanced technology Continuous Heat Treatment Line for bars up to 150mm Ø as well as the MARCHROME state of the art continuous Chrome Plating Lines.

Multicam Systems Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1820

See Multicam Systems' live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

Australian made Multicam CNC routing machines are designed for profile cutting sheet product and extrusions including aluminium, and other non-ferrous metals, aluminium composite materials, plastics, insulation materials, foam, rubber, and timber products and laminates.

Multicam machines are an excellent alternative to plasma and laser machines and offer significantly reduced operating costs when compared to plasma and laser.  With a range of specialist software solutions for insulation, ACM, cabinetmaking, shop fitting and kitchen industries to give you the most from your investment. Multicam CNC routers also integrate with industry standard software.

With offices in NSW, Victoria and Queensland Multicam machines are backed by a dedicated team of factory trained technicians ensuring that you get quick, reliable service when you need it.

OMAX Corporation –

Stand: 1026

See OMAX's live demonstration on Wednesday 11 May

OMAX® designs and produces advanced precision waterjet systems sold and operated worldwide. Their easy to use machines cut virtually any material without any heat-affected zone, eliminating the need for secondary operations. Their ultra-efficient pumps use less electrical power  while delivering the highest nozzle horsepower in the industry. With two product lines, OMAX offers a large variety of table sizes and accessories for jobs ranging from one-off prototypes to mass production. Their extensive set of accessories allow you to do 5-axis, taper-free and 3D cutting. All of their waterjet systems are designed, manufactured and tested at their USA facility before shipping to ensure reliable, accurate cutting from day one. With the largest in-house waterjet R&D team in the world, OMAX is able to make use of the latest technology advancements to provide faster cutting speeds and decreased downtime.

OneCNC –

Stand: 2330

OneCNC CAD CAM  is a market leading computer aided manufacturing CAM system for NC part programming. With unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation, it’s the only CAM system you’ll need for milling, turning and mill-turn machining, Wire EDM, Laser, Plasma, Router or Flame Cutting machines. OneCNC has Versions that provide a wide range of capabilities in 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis machining. 

The programming flexibility extends to a comprehensive range of CAM functionality that can be applied to any type of CAD from almost any source . Multi Axis is the ultimate tool for full 4 and 5 axis positional and 5 axis simultaneous machining of parts and OneCNC has solutions for these machines.

Pneutech –

Stand 1916

Pneutech continues to expand its market offering to the plastics industry with new and innovative ideas to increase production rates whilst reducing overheads. This includes through the development of solutions with suppliers. Pneutech now offers a huge range of drop in solutions for the PET stretch-blow industry such as improved spindle tips, compensation bars, oven spindle mandrills, transfer grippers and high pressure blow valves. In addition, the use of MAC valves has proven to be the most reliable and efficient way of controlling blow fill machines in the market. MAC valves continue to increase reliability, improve fill accuracy and reduce downtime in most areas of the blow fill process from mixing of syrups through to the capper. In addition they have developed similar innovative solutions for the thermoforming and continuous extrusion industries that continue to improve their customer’s profits.

Reconeng –

Stand 1630

Reconeng is proud to showcase ProfiStop at this year's NMW. ProfiStop is a revolutionary automated length stop and feeding system suitable for automating simply all your repetitive production positioning tasks. In addition to mechanical automation ProfiStop streamlines workflow management in the most intuitive way possible from your order to finished parts.

High accuracy | Class leading positioning system, accurate time after time.

Simple to implement | Bolt-on, plug-and-run system, even for the most sophisticated automation tasks.

High-value management | Simplest possible jobs management with cumbersome processes made simple.

Australian made, World leading. Talk to the team at NMW about how ProfiStop™ can de-bottleneck your productivity.

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp –

Stand 2201

Qifeng Precision Industry Sci-Tech Corp., originally known as Zhejiang Qifeng Hardware Make Co.,ltd, was established in 2001. The company has over 200 employees, total capital of RMB 80M (AUD $17M) and its plant is over 28540 square meters. Annual production capacity is 18,000 Ton, of general fasteners , railway fasteners, aerospace and military precision fasteners sold domestically and exported to USA, Japan, Europe and more than 20 other countries.

Qifeng actively invites strategic partnerships in aerospace and military applications.

Revolution Materials –

Stand 2516

Bio-Circle Surface Technology GmbH – Making Green Work!  Innovative, high-quality products for parts cleaning, corrosion protection, lubrication, weld protection and more.   Revolution Materials will be exhibiting Bio-Circle's parts cleaning solutions, from the innovative new Clean Box and Clean Box Flow, through the industry-leading Mini, Compact and Maxi bio-remediating parts washers, to the powerful Bio-Circle Turbo, for both automatic and manual cleaning.  Bio-Circle are a world leader in bio-remediating parts cleaners. The bio-degradation of oil and grease contamination in the washer means the cleaning bath does not require frequent changes. Cleaning power is constant – it does not deteriorate with use, as with solvent cleaners. Water-based, Bio-Circle liquid is non-hazardous, non-flammable, safe for human skin and comfortable to use. 

Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd –

Stand 1206

Established in 2002, Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise which is committed to industrialization of biodegradable materials, such as PLA and PCL. The company has three R&D centres involved in strategic emerging industries projects, key technology research project units of Shenzhen 3D printing materials, national standards leading drafting unit of FDM3D printing materials. Esun has strong relationships with leading 3D printer manufacturers in FDM 3D printing materials, and customers around the world.

Sydney 3D Printing –

 Stand 1404

Sydney 3D Printing provides the latest cutting edge 3D Printing technology by offering a range of 3D Solutions, Services and Products in Australia. They are an authorised reseller for the most comprehensive industry leading 3D printers, print materials and parts on the market. They make 3D printing accessible for everyone.

Sunlec International Pty Ltd –

Stand: 2120

Sunlec International is the trusted, quality-endorsed source for Wire Marking and Cable Marking Systems. They offer a variety of Marking Systems from Automated Marking Printers through to Grafoplast® Manual Wire Marking Kits, and a wide range of consumables.

Bulk marking is a breeze with your own Automated Printer (inc Mobile Units) or you can have Sunlec print the markers for you. Their in-house marking lab works from your supplied numbers and sends you back the completed tags pronto.

Sunlec offer free next day delivery on a wide range of products – backed by friendly, fast and reliable service.

Supagas –

Stand:  1138

Supagas is your local gas supplier and a born and bred Australian company that has been providing gas services since 1997. Supagas has an extensive range of gases, including: Domestic gas, HeatagasTM, Helium, Hospitality gas, Industrial gas, LPG, Specialty gas and Welding gas. Supagas’ state-of-the-art facilities allows them to offer multiple gas types, gas products as well as run specialised laboratories to mix and test specialty gas in their NATA accredited laboratory. With multiple distribution centres, branches and agencies growing nation-wide, Supagas is able to provide fast and reliable service as well as free delivery to most areas with quality service every time.

3D Printing Systems –

Stand 1300

3D Printing Systems offers a powerful range of 3D Printers that change the way we work and live. They specialise in offering systems that don’t use locked or vendor proprietary cartridges, empowering you, the customer to use lower cost and experimental materials. At NMW this year,  3D Printing Systems will be showing some of the latest 3d printing plastics being used in the industry. From wood infused with polymers to Nylon blended with carbon fibre providing 100 MPa. Visit 3D Printing Systems on stand 1300 to see how plastics are being engineered for 3D printing.


TechRentals Pty Ltd –

Stand: 1810
TechRentals offers a vast range of test and measurement equipment for hire, rent, and sale. Located in over 10 convenient sites spread across Australia and Malaysia; the group is committed to putting in the hard work in to provide the right solution to get the job done. They employ a team of over 200 staff members who possess the end-to-end knowledge and experience to deliver the best advice.

TechRentals' extensive range of rental products that include: radio frequency test equipment, physical measurement, general industrial test equipment, environmental, OHS, chemical & laboratory, electronic test equipment, electrical power, construction, building services, data and telecommunications.

Be sure to take advantage of their enormous selection of products that will prevent larger more expensive and time consuming issues in future. If you find a cheaper rental quote, TechRentals will beat it by 10% (Conditions apply).

Tesuco – :

Stand 1426

Tesuco Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian company based in Sydney that celebrated 25 years in July 2013, Tesuco supplies a wide range of gas equipment to the industrial, scientific, medical and beverage industries. The range includes regulators, manifolds and gas welding, cutting and heating equipment.

At NMW, Tesuco will display the Oxyturbo Set 200, ideal for plumbing, refrigeration and air conditioning. Tesuco will also have interesting new products: including its HEAT SINK CO2 welding gas regulator, that allows for high flow without the need for power, a high pressure dual stage regulator and two styles of gas warmers for CO2 and argon / CO2 mixtures.

Thinky Corporation –

Stand 2340

Thinky Corporation, a leader in industrial mixing and deaeration, will showcase its Planetary Centrifugal mixer / deaerator that disperses materials uniformly and deaerates simultaneously.  Used by many in the plastics industry – especially when making plastic moulds – to remove air bubbles and mix at the same time, the unit can process various materials such as adhesive, silicon resin, epoxy resin, CNT, sealant material for LCDs. Quick processing, easy operation, high reproducibility, and the lack of mixing blades eliminate the need for cleaning the blades are some of the features. Thinky is experienced in vacuum deaeration, emulsification, and nano pulverization.

Timotion –

Stand 2226

TiMOTION is an industry-leading provider of electric linear actuators. Their teams specialize in innovative solutions that help manufacturers of industrial, furniture and medical equipment to provide the best possible solutions to their customers.  TiMotion knows that any problem can be solved with the right technology and that drop-in replacement, customizable electric linear actuators are increasingly used for applications where hydraulic and pneumatic systems are not the best fit.

TiMotion's field is highly specialized and requires close collaboration with each individual customer. Their team understands your unique challenges and has the experience and breadth of knowledge to help you find the right solution.

Weldbrush –

Stand 1340

Weldbrush manufactures weld cleaning and electro polishing machines, delivering real-time and cost savings while lifting the industry standard for weld finishing.

Weldbrush proudly introduces the WB500 WELD CLEANER,  the latest in fast and affordable weld cleaning technology that cleans and polishes metal welds with ease. The WB500 is a fast and inexpensive weld brush that cleans stainless steel, brass, and bronze, after they have been heat tinted, or TIG, MIG, or Spark welded. As well as cleaning, the unit can electro-polish, mark, or brush electro-plate the same metals.

Weldbrush also proudly announces the WB450C, an entry level 450W machine, that is ideal for cleaning and marking.

White Industries –

Stand 2020

White Industries is one of the most established foundries in Australia, with over 60 years creating castings for rail, mining, automotive, road transport, agriculture and general engineering.

Still owned and operated by the White family, they use advanced technology and skill to bring value to your manufacturing operations. Take your castings to a new level of performance and functionality by working with the largest family-owned and -operated foundry in Australia.

White Industries are dedicated to not only creating high quality products, but also to working with your business as a whole to improve efficiency.

Showcasing a selection of ferrous castings as well as the non-ferrous castings they currently manufacture for their customers (including Mack, Drake Trailers and Honeywell Turbo Technologies), the White Industries principal benefit is their highly experienced team.

The team of patterns makers, moulders metallurgists and CNC machinists have decades of knowledge across many industry sectors and can ensure that your business needs are understood.

Visit the White Industries at stand # 2020 to talk directly with the business owners, and explore how this one-stop-shop for castings can give you consistent quality, specialist products and delivery on time for all your metal component requirements.






Factories of the Future is getting close!

 With the theme of Success, Collaboration and Commercialisation, it is promising to be one of the best industry events this year.
Don’t miss your chance to hear the latest insights from key industry leaders in manufacturing including:
·      The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy
·      Dr Phil Aitchison from Imagine Intelligent Materials
·      Professor Gordon Wallace from University of Wollongong
·      Rod Hunt and Karsten Hojberg from Autodesk
The Factory of the Future breakfast will be held from 7am at the Novotel in Parramatta on 27/11 and is highly geared to provide the maximum possible in engagement, and knowledge sharing and will be a valuable experience for all attendees.
So if you haven’t already registered for this great event, click her to register.
Branko Miletic

AIP NSW technical dinner speaker announced

International Speaker Fernando Costa Almada, the Technical Sales Manager Asia & Oceania from Braskem S.A will be speaking at the AIP NSW technical dinner on the 6th of August, which is a joint event with the SPE.

Costa Almada will be joining speakers from Blackmores and Diageo for the event. He will be presenting a paper on I’M GREEN PE.

Braskem has intensified its research into renewable chemistry – products made from renewable raw materials. The company is the world leader in the field of biopolymers because of its I’m Green PE, first produced on a commercial scale in September 2010. I’m Green PE can leverage customer’s sustainability image while creating their product’s differentiation because it is obtained from a renewable source (instead of fossil fuels).

For more information, click here.


NMW 2015 wraps up

This year, National Manufacturing Week attracted a significant number of C-level executives, managers and other business decision-makers responsible for making technology investments in their businesses.

"We've had a huge amount of interest and a good number of leads, from all around the world, including quite a few from New Zealand," said Alistair Boyd of Innovative Welding.

"It really helped our cause to give both a presentation and a demonstration at NMW – in fact, one visitor to our stand had been specifically directed by colleagues in the United States to come to the demo – we were blown away to have interest from the US!"

NMW 2015 also presented a full speaker program, with industry experts including ASEA's Linsey Siede, Dr John Blakemore, KPMG's Dr Gary Veale and international LEAN guru, Bob Sproull sharing strategies for boosting performance and underwriting innovation.

Among high-profile attendees at the speaker events was David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation.

As well as attending Andrew Lowe, Shelston IP's presentation on Turning Innovation into Market Success, Mr Southwick toured the exhibition showcase, commenting: "Having run businesses before entering politics, I understand the great opportunities trade shows create in networking and education."
"It's been great to attend the National Manufacturing Week exhibition and meet many innovative businesses. NMW has established a fantastic synergy of innovators and new solutions, which is great news for local industry," Southwick said.

Above all, the common thread in feedback is that visitors attend NMW to see and touch new technologies, says Anthony Reed, NMW 2015 Exhibition Director.

“Almost everyone comes away from NMW having seen game-changing products and services.  A comment that was overheard more than once during this year's event is that it's just an eye-opener about the range of technologies that is available to industry,” Reed said.

Reed Exhibitions has announced the details for NMW 2016: May 11 – 13 in Sydney. Drawing on the growing importance of 3D printing and related technologies for rapid prototyping and new product development, NMW 2016 will include a dedicated 3D Printing Conference.