One of the key highlights of Austech 2019, the Manufacturers’ Pavilion will once again provide a powerful showcase for the very best of Australian manufacturing.

The Manufacturers’ Pavilion is a specially dedicated section of the Austech exhibition that spotlights Australia’s precision engineering and advanced manufacturing industry. Having first featured at Austech back in 2013, the Manufacturers’ Pavilion has grown steadily to become an integral part of the show, with more than 20 exhibitors already signed up to participate this year.

“We’ve worked very hard over the years to make the Manufacturers’ Pavilion a key aspect of Austech, and it’s been really satisfying to see how it’s grown,” says Kim Banks, AMTIL’s Events Manager. “We’re picking up a real sense of excitement from among those manufacturing business that have booked their stands this year.”

The Manufacturers’ Pavilion showcases the capabilities of Australian component manufacturers, precision engineering firms, toolmakers, advanced manufacturers and general engineering companies. The Pavilion will help exhibiting companies to promote their capabilities to an expected audience of more than 10,000 visitors, connecting with potential clients, partners, and other organisations such as government, research and training bodies.

As well as a broad array of Australian manufacturing SMEs, the Manufacturers’ Pavilion will also look to the other end of the scale, with several major exhibits planned from Primes and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“We see the Manufacturers’ Pavilion as an opportunity to showcase our industry as a whole,” adds Banks. “In previous years we’ve had exhibits like the Hawkei armoured vehicle from Thales, trucks from Paccar, and buses from Volgren. When you’ve got that alongside all these manufacturing companies that are fully equipped to work in those supply chains, it gives you a really vivid snapshot of how much capability we’ve got in this country.

“We believe it’s vital for manufacturers to integrate into global supply chains in order for Australian manufacturing to move forward in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. The key aim of the Manufacturers’ Pavilion is to help achieve that, creating opportunities for manufacturers to promote their capabilities and capacity.”