Over the last year, we have seen a shift in outsourced manufacturing to overseas countries be brought back to Australian shores. It is predicted that insourcing back to Australian shores will increase significantly over the coming years.
Made in Australia is making a comeback as businesses reverse the clock on years of offshoring jobs.
With supply chain issues and component shortages continuing to cause delays in manufacturing, there is a big push from businesses across Australia to have their products manufactured locally. Consumers are also driving the change, with Australians now eager to support local, Australian owned and operated businesses. More than three-quarters of consumers prefer to support Australian-made products, according to Roy Morgan data from 2019.
This trend has also been supported by an initiative by the federal government – which is now seeing a big increase in companies reshoring their production, research, design, logistics and distribution in Australia (The New Daily)
Hetech is Australian owned and run and has been designing and manufacturing products for over 30 years, supplying to a diverse range of industries and markets.
We have been working closely with our clients to navigate the impact of component shortages, including assisting them in planning ahead, keeping stock and placing standing orders. We too are planning ahead, with the prediction of insourcing to increase over the coming 5 years, we are expanding with a second manufacturing space, increasing our manufacturing capabilities by 60%.
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Hetech welcomed more Park Ridge school students to our head again office this week. A smaller group than the last visit, Mark got to spend some time explaining the world of electronics.
The students are part of the school’s specialist STEM program and planning their career options with a visit to Hetech to see firsthand how advanced manufacturing works.
It was an absolute pleasure to spend the afternoon with the students and show them around our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
It’s exciting to see more and more electronics students emerging in schools, all enthusiastic, and keen to learn about the exciting world of technology and the opportunities available to them.
As your electronics, design and manufacturing partner, Hetech is committed to supporting young people and the opportunities available to them in STEM fields, which increase young people’s choices and chances through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Do you have a product idea that you’re wanting to get into production?
Have you ever wondered what information you’ll need when taking a new product idea to the design and manufacturer stage?
We’ve created a shortlist of just some of the questions you should be asking yourself to get your idea to the next stage of the lifecycle.
- Do you own the existing IP around the product?
- Will you retain the IP created in the Design Stage?
- Are there any third parties involved in the IP of this project?
- Are there any competitors on the market?
- What is the expected sales price of the product?
- Expected volumes? First-year / future?
- How does your product idea compare with existing products………pro’s and con’s?
- What distribution channels are there? Partners, etc
- How will the project be financed?
- What is the expected budget for the design?
Want to know more or need some help with your idea?
The Hetech team joined other SME’s, Defence Primes, Defence Force and industry organisations for the annual AIDN QLD Gala event for an evening of entertainment, networking, great food and wine.
On the night we heard from a range of keynote and guest speakers from the Defence industry, including Brigadier Mark Ascough and Ben James from NIOA.
Hetech’s Mark Steiner and Steve Plunkett joined other local businesses at the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Redbank, Queensland for the unveiling of Rheinmetall Lynx Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). Hetech is part of more than 100 Australian organizations supporting Rheinmetall local operations.
Rheinmetall Managing Director, Gary Stewart, said that the Lynx CSV is the most sophisticated and capable armoured vehicle ever to be designed and built in Australia, and based on a version of the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV).
“The Lynx CSV was designed by Australian engineers and manufactured at MILVEHCOE using Australian steel and our industry network of more than 100 partners.“
“It is uniquely Australian as a ‘work horse’ vehicle, even taking on the distinct function of a ute,” he said.
The Australia Made Campaign Limited (AMCL) has also seen fit to bestow the Made in Australia endorsement upon Rheinmetall and the Lynx Combat Support Vehicle.
Mr. Stewart said the Lynx CSV provided significant flexibility in how soldiers operate in the field, the type of equipment they can carry and the combat support roles they can perform.
“The Lynx CSV is a game-changer for armies and would enable soldiers to complete a range of missions while fully protected. With the CSV, soldiers can perform recovery, repair, manoeuvre support and support logistics using a vehicle with similarities to the existing Lynx IFV.”
The commonality between the Lynx CSV and Lynx IFV provides efficiencies and ease of use for armed forces around the world. Together, the two variants expand the Lynx family of vehicles and provide options for up to ten variants thanks to Lynx’s modular design.
Mr. Stewart said the Lynx CSV featured additional onboard fuel capacity to support refuelling other vehicles in the field; a rooftop mounted crane capable of lifting more than five tonnes, allowing it to pull other vehicles utilising the crane, interchangeable power pack; and excavation attachments including a clam shell bucket and rock breaker.
The modular remote weapon station can be configured with a range of weapons and ammunition from 7.62mm, 12.7mm up to 40mm grenade.
“The Lynx CSV will be positioned for export from Australia to allied armed forces,” Mr. Stewart said.
Rheinmetall invested in Queensland to establish the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) to deliver capability to the Australian Army. Today more than 450 team members are onsite to manufacture BOXER Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles and perform final integration of logistics trucks.