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About Australian Manufacturing Week 2024

The NSW Government was the major sponsor of Australian Manufacturing WeekExternal Link which was held at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICC) Sydney, Darling Harbour from 17-19 April 2024. Australian Manufacturing Week is the premier trade event for the Australian advanced manufacturing industry and is an expo with many associated activities. It was organised by The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL), a national body for the manufacturing industry in Australia.


NSW is Australia’s biggest manufacturing state and considered the nation’s engine room for manufacturing. 30% of Australian manufacturing activity is based in NSW. Furthermore, one in five NSW manufacturing businesses are based in the Western Parkland City. The Western Parkland City manufacturing industry demonstrates a high potential for growth. The region boasted $16.4 billion in exports in 2022 and sales to local industry grew by 27% (2016 – 2021).

Over the next decade, Australia’s manufacturing sector will undergo significant transformation. Driven by global technological and geopolitical trends, all components of the manufacturing value chain will evolve to be more automated, connected, repeatable, and sustainable.

Unprecedented investment in NSW and Western Sydney and global connectivity through the new Western Sydney International Airport (WSI), due to open in 2026, and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) located on the doorstep of WSI can be leveraged to build out technology, skills and development of a world class innovation ecosystem.

The NSW Government is committed to attracting investment into NSW and also helping the manufacturing sectors to grow by assisting them to embrace advanced technologies and processes while developing a highly skilled workforce.

The NSW Government stand

The NSW Government stand was located within the Robotics & Automation Zone during Australian Manufacturing Week at ICC Sydney. Attendees had the opportunity to access support for their business, and met with representatives from the following organisations:

Investment NSW

Investment NSW is facilitating economic development and attracting investment, reinforcing NSW as the most desirable place in the world to visit, study, invest and do business.

Western Parkland City Authority's Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF)

AMRFExternal Link is the first of its kind in Australia, providing a unique offering that will bring industry, research and education to the heart of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

The NSW Government stand will feature a state-of-the-art MORI NT4250Turn and Mill machine, designed to deliver the simultaneous 5-axis machining of complex parts, from the AMRF.

Training Services NSW

The Workforce Development team at Training Services NSWExternal Link (part of the NSW Department of Education) plays a crucial role in facilitating the planning, implementation and delivery of talent attraction and training initiatives. Its primary objective is to develop a skilled, work-ready pipeline of workers to meet the needs of existing NSW industry as well as to support employers and organisations seeking to invest in NSW.

SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSWExternal Link is the workplace health and safety regulator in NSW.

Industry Capability Network NSW (ICN)

Industry Capability Network NSWExternal Link (ICN) is an important factor in driving industry growth across the state. ICN serves as a catalyst for business expansion, connecting local manufacturers with companies eager to enhance their supply chains, drive innovation and explore new collaborations.

NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN)

NSW Smart Sensing NetworkExternal Link (NSSN) is a not-for-profit Innovation Network funded by the NSW Government through the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer. It brings together universities, industry and government to translate world-class research into innovative smart sensing solutions that create value for the economy, environment, and society of NSW and beyond.

Products and technologies on display

The NSW Government stand at Australian Manufacturing Week also featured six innovative products on display from the following NSW manufacturers and manufacturing technology providers who successfully applied to be on the stand.

ANT61 develops autonomous robots to avoid putting human lives at risk. AI-based control systems enable their robots to perform various installation tasks in unpredictable environments where remote control is impossible. 

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Genesys is a specialist developer of products with electronics and software, complete with mobile apps, backend systems and aesthetic human-centered enclosures, Genesys has 20 specialist engineers delivering the full stack of capability and is backed up by 30 years of experience and ISO 13485 quality assurance systems.

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Lite Corp is the leading honeycomb cardboard manufacturer in Australia. Lite Corp's cost-effective alternative to Polystyrene and timber packaging is strong, lightweight and 100% recyclable. Manufacturers frustrated with continual damage and returns utilise their packaging solutions to deliver peace of mind to enable sustainable dispatch.

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Summers Engineering provides innovative, cost-effective, and timely manufacturing solutions through manufacturing precision machined components and assemblies. It is backed by over 40 years of experience and is continually investing in automation-based improvements that ensure their factories provide a globally competitive service.

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SVSR specialises in the design, manufacturing and installation of sewer vent shafts, vent cowls and odour filters, catering to water authorities, councils and commercial clientele.

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Ungoverned manufacturers the Vendetta, an off-road electric vehicle, designed and built in NSW. Compact, lightweight, capable of a top speed of 50km/h and featuring swappable batteries to achieve zero down time.

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If you have any questions, contact Investment NSW at [email protected]

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