Australian metalworking still alive

The fabricated metal products category employed 59,300 people as at February 2014, representing 6% of the total of 949,700 people employed in the manufacturing industry. Walter Suber, vice-president of the Manufacturing and Engineering Institute of Australia (MEIA) points out that the metals industry looks nothing like it used to. “Factories are often multi-million dollar businesses that need to have…

Varley wins battle for army truck contract

Varley Group has won a $40 million contract to build army trucks a year after it was locked out of the lucrative defence deal.  The contract comes on the back of a probe instigated by the federal government to ensure at least 35% of the content is Australian. The 5 year contract to build 800 military truck…

Sydney takes manufacturing capital crown from Melbourne

Melbourne’s manufacturing sector features large-scale, export-oriented companies that have been hit hard by the higher dollar and low-cost competitors. However, Sydney’s manufacturers have been more focused on the domestic market and high-tech manufacturing which have been less affected by the high dollar. In Sydney, manufacturing is now the third largest industry, accounting for 6.2% of the city’s…

Joint Defence-Industry Initiative

After undertaking a stringent assessment process to demonstrate relevant military expertise, Williams United is proud to announce acceptance as an associate participant of the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) program. On Friday 6th December 2013, Williams United’s managing director, Dean Williams, attended a signing ceremony in Canberra to make the alliance official. The RPDE…

Crowned Best Medium Business

We’re thrilled to share with you that Williams United, the group that encompasses Williams 3D and WH Williams, has been awarded Best Medium Sized Business at the 2013 ActionCOACH My Business Awards. To achieve this award, we needed to demonstrate innovation, novelty, growth, creativity matched to brand values, and entrepreneurial flair. It’s fair to say…