Bright future ahead for Australian manufacturing as the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre partners with Thales

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is pleased to announce the signing of Thales in Australia as the founding member.

As a member of the AMGC, Thales will be able to play a pivotal role in influencing the future trajectory of Australian manufacturing and will directly benefit from the Centre’s upcoming Sector Competitiveness Plan.

“The signing of Thales is a positive outcome for the Australian manufacturing industry as fostering collaboration and connecting our local manufacturing firms and scientific research community with large multinational manufacturers is key to growing the sector and improving our global competitiveness,” said Dr. Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of AMGC.

Thales is an industry leader in the defence and critical infrastructure markets, and has a strong commitment to manufacturing and innovation in Australia. The company has invested millions of dollars in manufacturing over many years, in areas such as sonar systems for navy ships and submarines, plus life-saving protected vehicles and soldier systems for the Army.

“The Australian manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation to become globally competitive on many fronts. By becoming a member of the AMGC, we strengthen our position and build on what we have been doing at Thales for years – investing in local relationships with industry to benefit customers here and overseas,” added Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins. “This will help boost local manufacturing, and show what Australian industry has to offer.”

Membership with the AMGC unlocks mutually beneficial opportunities for its members, linking the ingenuity of Australian SMEs and research institutions into global supply chains while connecting larger multinational manufacturers with local agile and innovative partners.

Through industry collaboration and partnership building, the AMGC will transform Australia’s manufacturing sector in order to improve Australia’s competitiveness in global markets.