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Department of State Growth

Advanced Manufacturing

Tasmania is home to a broad and innovative manufacturing sector. Our businesses are known for their adoption of continuous improvement, enhanced skills, new technologies, design and systems integration in order to drive innovation and growth throughout the value chain.

With an increased focus on defence industry both in Australia and internationally, significant opportunities exist for Tasmanian advanced manufacturing businesses to become suppliers to the defence sector. Tasmania’s Defence Advocate and Defence Industry Advisory Committee encourage and facilitate local businesses to secure significant defence supply contracts.

Case Study

Pivot Maritime International manufactures state-of-the-art maritime simulation systems. The company has a strong record of providing innovative and cost-effective products and services to international maritime and defence industries, including the Australian Defence Force.

In April 2018 the Tasmanian Government supported Pivot Maritime International’s attendance as part of Team Defence Australia at the Sea Air Space Exposition and G’Day USA events in Washington DC. Government provided on the ground support through Tasmania’s Defence Advocate to meet key defence industry representatives and US Navy officials. Financial support was also provided to cover a proportion of costs associated with attending the forum. Pivot Maritime International made several new key relationships through this trade mission and is confident of growing its business.

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