Seasol grows AMGC membership network to 2000


The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has increased its membership network to 2000 with Seasol signing on as its latest member to access AMGC’s expansive Australian manufacturer network.

Seasol, a highly respected, family-owned manufacturer of organic liquid seaweed and environmentally friendly fertilisers, was founded in Tasmania in the 1970s selling a single product made from kelp. Proudly Australian owned and made, Seasol has since grown its operations and now employs 60 staff, manufacturing product from its Victorian headquarters for domestic and international markets including the United States, Malaysia, India, South Africa, Vietnam, Singapore, Mauritius and New Zealand.

AMGC is a not-for-profit, industry-led organisation established by the Australian Government to support the development and growth of advanced manufacturing in Australia. Through its initiatives, AMGC has contributed to a significant and measurable uplift in jobs, revenues and skills across the Australian manufacturing industry.

Upon joining AMGC’s network, Seasol’s Chief Executive Officer Alick Osborne said: “We all hear about advancing manufacturing, but we really wanted to learn more about how. By joining AMGC we hope to tap into their extensive industry knowledge and contacts to advance our operations.”

“We aim to enhance Seasol’s efficiency and productivity and respond more quickly to market demands while leveraging the trust we’ve built with our customers locally and abroad. AMGC’s ability for us to collaborate with area experts is something we also wish to explore more,” said Osbourne.

Seasol understands the importance of continuous improvement with significant resources committed to research and development (R&D). The evolution of the brand’s product portfolio allows for commercial farming, home-garden and horticulture sectors to choose from a broad range of liquid and solid fertilisers to increase crop and pasture yields while improving the company’s growth and performance.

Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of AMGC, said: “We welcome Seasol to AMGC’s network and we look forward to working with them to advance their business – unlocking productivity, quality and workforce skills gains along the way. Personally, I have been a Seasol customer for years, and let me tell you – the grass is greener on my side!”

To discover how you can compete effectively within the global marketplace to generate long-term success – like the Australian manufacturers that have participated in Our Projects – take advantage of the AMGC’s free-to-use Manufacturing Academy. By accessing the Manufacturing Academy, you can delve into real-world project examples and discover – from your peers – what has delivered successful commercialisation and innovation outcomes, while AMGC membership is the best way to stay up-to-date with industry news and events.

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