Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.

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The City of Greater Dandenong is a local government area located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. It covers an area of just under 130 square kilometers and in 2017 had approximately 157,000 residents.

Greater Dandenong has long been considered Metropolitan Melbourne’s second city center and is home to several industrial precincts forming one of Australia’s most significant and productive manufacturing areas. With over 98,000 jobs in the municipality, of which over 22,000 are in manufacturing, Greater Dandenong is a major source of employment for the whole South East Region of Metropolitan Melbourne and beyond. It is for this reason that the Council is such as strong supporter of the manufacturing industry.

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The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is the peak national body that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. Learn more about AMTIL here.

Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine published by AMTIL and distributed to over 7000 people nationally. Read about
AMT Magazine here.

Fundamental and applied research conducted at the Australian Synchrotron brings improvements in human health, leads to the development of new materials and technologies,  contributes to environmental sustainability and solves problems for industry.

The specialised techniques have applications in in advanced materials, agriculture biomedicine, defence science, environmental sustainability, food and food technology, forensic science, energy industry, mining, cultural heritage, planetary science, and electronics, among many others. A specialised team of physicists at the Australian Synchrotron also undertake research in accelerator science and develop accelerator systems in a broad range of areas, including feedback systems to modelling future linear collider accelerators, and the design of novel future light sources for precision particle physics measurements.

Industry users
Advanced manufacturing
Defence and aerospace

The Australian Made Campaign is the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes the green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.

The logo is Australia’s most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol, and is underpinned by a third-party accreditation system, which ensures products that carry the logo are certified as ‘genuinely Australian’.

As a registered certification trademark, the Australian Made logo can only be used on products that are registered with the not-for-profit Australian Made Campaign Ltd, and which meet the criteria set out in the Australian Consumer Law and the AMAG Logo Code of Practice. Click here to learn more.

Empowering businesses to exchange waste as a resource.

ASPIRE enables a circular economy by assisting businesses shift from a waste hierarchy to circular behaviours. ASPIRE’s online platform sets businesses of any scale on the circular economy path, by giving them a new way to solve their issues with waste.

Developed originally by CSIRO and Data61 in 2015, the new ASPIRE platform was launched in March 2020 now offering pioneering innovative software intelligently matching potential manufacturers, purchasers and recyclers.

ASPIRE has helped hundreds of businesses unlock cost savings, resolve issues surrounding waste and reuse resources destined for landfill. For many businesses, ASPIRE’s matching platform provides the tools to truly “walk the talk” as sustainable enterprises. ASPIRE currently works with councils Australia wide and a number of corporations nationally and internationally to give them a new way to solve their waste issues.

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The Casey Cardinia region represents a new frontier of growth and is the place for business development and progression in Melbourne’s South East.

Covering an area spanning over 1,600km2 the region boasts a number of competitive advantages making it an ideal location for businesses to thrive.   Casey-Cardinia Region, a partnership between the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Councils, was established to double the efforts in the development of a regional economy and has delivered a strong pro-business environment which makes investing in the region an easy choice.

In June 2017, the Casey-Cardinia Gross Regional Product was estimated at $11.94 billion, which represents 3.0% of the state’s GSP (Gross State Product) and signifies growth by 8.6% on the previous year.

Manufacturing provides 7.3% of value added to the local economy and 7.6% of FTE jobs for the region. Advanced manufacturing is a strong sector with 860 manufacturers calling the area home and providing a total output of $3.8 billion with $1.4 billion in regional exports.  To increase diversity of employment opportunities, advanced manufacturing, food product manufacturing and machinery and equipment manufacturing are of particular interest to Casey-Cardinia.

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Chisholm has worked with thousands of businesses, boosting workforce productivity by improving skills through quality training. As a Victorian Government-owned TAFE offering over 300 nationally accredited qualifications, we can deliver customised education and training programs that will meet your organisation’s key business objectives and ensure strong job outcomes for your workforce.

Conducted in the workplace, our flexible training programs are delivered by industry experts and specialist workplace trainers.

We work with your business to ensure minimal operational disruption and with a comprehensive network of specialist trainers, Chisholm has established solid business partnerships with local, national and off-shore businesses.

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We imagine | We collaborate | We innovate

We do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to people, industry and the planet.

Almost 3000 organisations of all sizes do business with CSIRO every year, and they keep coming back. So, what can you get out of working with us?

Frankston City has a bustling $9 billion dollar economy, with a diverse offering of commercial, retail and industrial land. Over 33,000 people work in Frankston City, with Monash University Peninsula Campus and Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston Campus, ensuring that a highly skilled workforce in available to your business.
Key local industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, construction and retail.
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East Gippsland is an inclusive and innovative community.

Our Vision is to make East Gippsland an inclusive and innovative community that values its natural environment, puts community at the centre of Council decision-making and creates conditions in which communities can thrive.

Baw Baw Shire is approximately 100 kilometres east of Melbourne in the heart of West Gippsland.

It has an area of 4,034 square kilometres and was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Buln Buln and Narracan Shires, the Rural City of Warragul (previously the Shire of Warragul), and some parts of the Shire of Upper Yarra.

The northern half of the shire is heavily forested and lies in the Great Dividing Range and its foothills, including the Mt Baw Baw National Park, while the shire is bounded by the Strzelecki Range and its foothills to the south. The ‘middle’ part of the shire is more densely populated, particularly in areas close to the Princes Highway and the Gippsland railway line, but still retains its rural environment.

Hilton Manufacturing commenced business in 1976 and now operates from a modern factory of 15,000m2, located in Dandenong, in the South East area of Melbourne and a 4000 m2 plant in Wacol, South West of Brisbane.

Hilton is now the preferred supplier to Volvo and Mack, Kenworth, Mercedes, Iveco and Western Star of fuel tanks and associated mounting components locally, along with export orders to Tata/Daewoo in Korea, Hino, Nissan and Isuzu in Japan, Scania in Sweden and Westport in Canada.

Hilton Manufacturing also supplies all of the Australian truck companies with aftermarket products and is a major supplier to truck aftermarket of its own unique fuel tank products via its distributors located around Australia.

Since 2008, Hilton Manufacturing has doubled in size and now employs 230 people. Adopting a lean manufacturing culture including Lean Capability, 5S, and Just in Time delivery, ensures Hilton has the resources to maintain its global competitiveness.

Preferred supplier to the following industries: *Bus *Health Care *Caravan *Truck *Defence *Traffic Management.

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Located 20km south east of the Melbourne CBD, the City of Kingston is one of Victoria’s major employment centres and its industrial sector is one of the largest and most concentrated in the State. There is also a significant retail and service-based economy in Kingston anchored by a regional shopping centre at Southland, several major activity centres and numerous smaller local and neighbourhood shopping precincts. The prosperity of the Kingston community and its neighbouring municipalities is intrinsically tied to the ability of local companies to prosper and generate sustainable employment.

The city embraces its commercial and industrial sectors, particularly manufacturing, and encourages the promotion and growth of businesses within the municipality as well as in neighbouring regions.

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Federation University Australia is a public university that offers coursesin various fields of study, from arts and business to education and health. A leader in industry collaboration, FedUni builds on this reputation by aspiring aspire to become Australia’s first co-operative university, to strengthen our work with industry, making our teaching and research adaptable to the rapidly changing needs of the workforce and providing our partners with more opportunities to get the most out of our research expertise. Learn more here.

Federation University’s research aims to transform lives and enhance communities. We are committed to applying our world-class research to real-world challenges and to making a positive impact both regionally and globally. Learn more here.

Knox is well positioned in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan area, approximately 25 kilometres from the central business district of Melbourne. With a little more than one quarter of the metropolitan population, and slightly less than one quarter of its jobs, Melbourne’s eastern region is a major location for economic and community activity.

Knox has established key industry clusters in the fields of advanced manufacturing and environmental technologies that build on the Scoresby-Rowville Employment Precinct and Knox’s proximity to the research and development services of nearby universities, the CSIRO and the Australian Synchrotron.

With 17.9% of Gross Regional Product coming from the manufacturing sector, Knox recognises the importance of manufacturing to the local community and aspires to be somewhere to realise your plans, deliver on your aspirations and make a success of your future.

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If you’re looking to access the technology, research or education expertise at Monash University, make us your first point of call. We endeavour to make it easy for industry to work with us and create partnerships that are deep and enduring. We actively promote cross-disciplinary projects.

We co-operatively pursue delivery expectations, and then go beyond.

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Mornington Peninsula Shire is responsible for 72 services from family an children’s services, traffic regulation, open space, youth facilities, waste management and community building; to matters concerning business development, planning for appropriate development and ensuring accountability for Council’s budget. This broad range of community services and infrastructure for residents supports the wellbeing and prosperity of our community.

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Prime Creative Media is Australia’s largest business-to-business publisher, specialising in integrated marketing communications in high-growth industries.

Our magazines, web sites and events help connect, inform and grow the commercial road transportation, mining and manufacturing, food & beverage, and education sectors.

Manufacturers’ Monthly actively promotes the Australian manufacturing sector. The magazine targets senior level & operational management and covers industry, management, IT, technology, and product news. Further to being a complete news source for the industry, its core competency is its analysis of key issues that helps to keep Australian manufacturers competitive. Manufacturers’ Monthly provides its readers with the essential information they need to make informed business decisions.
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Tel: +61 3 9690 8766, Fax: +61 3 9682 0044

Address: 11-15 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205, AUSTRALIA

South East Business Networks (SEBN) is the premier networking facility for Greater Dandenong and the South East region. SEBN delivers practical outcomes through its diverse range of group activities and programs for more than 500 companies.

SEBN is well known for ‘Building Better Business’ by providing opportunities for people at all organisational levels from companies to come together and:
• strengthen manufacturing knowledge and capability
• enhance leadership / organisational capability
• network, share information and learn from each other for best practice
• engage and collaborate on common issues and problems

To be a part of the SEBN community complete an online registration form here.

Swinburne University of Technology collaborates with business, community and industry to solve practical problems and build effective partnerships.

While Swinburne will work with all business types, it has a special relationship with manufacturing having built the Factory of the Future at its $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC).

The Factory of the Future is a hub for engaging manufacturing businesses, undergraduate and high school students, alumni and the wider community.  This ground-breaking facility is made up of a cluster of specialist studios with highly adaptive capacity. Equipped with advanced visualisation and design tools, designers will have the resources to develop prototypes rapidly, create innovative products and research potential manufacturing methods.

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