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What is the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund?

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund is a grant that provides up to $1 million to manufacturers to purchase new technologies to be more productive and create more jobs.

 

Bulletpoint Track Record

Bulletpoint has assisted numerous companies secure manufacturing grants.

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint helped Greenbear secure a grant of $500,000. Based in Tottenham, Victoria, Greenbear is a processor of waste and recycled materials. They received funding to build a fully-automated waste sorting line for residential Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste more feasibly and efficiently than current disposal methods.

 

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint assisted Harry & Larry’s secure a grant of $1,200,000. Based in Brunswick, Harry & Larry’s manufacture a range of specialty ice creams. The grant will see 30 new jobs created and investment in a factory expansion with custom engineered production lines, including the latest freezing technology, to make a range of gourmet ice creams and desserts in complex shapes and layers.

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint assisted Cottage Cheese Farm secure a grant of $765,000. Based in Glenroy, Victoria, Cottage Cheese Farm is a speciality cheese manufacturer making mainly Haloumi, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. They received funding to assist with construction of a $6M purpose built cheese and yoghurt manufacturing facility. The project will allow them to expand current operations and introduction of new product lines.

Manufacturing Modernisation FundBulletpoint assisted Abey Australia secure a grant of $250,000. Based in Gisborne, Victoria, Abey is a manufacturer of plumbing and building products. They received a grant of $250,000 to buy five high-speed of five robots and 3 conveyors.

 

Manufacturing Modernisation FundBulletpoint assisted Osteon Medical secure a grant of $74,000. Based in Mulgrave, Victoria, Osteon Medical manufacture a range of dental and facial implant prosthetic products. They received a  grant to purchase a 5 axis simultaneous CNC milling machine.

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint assisted Keech secure a grant of $141,700. Based in Bendigo, Victoria, Keech is a manufacturer of high integrity steel castings. They received a grant to  based in Bendigo. Keech received a grant to purchase a 3D digital printer for prototyping and pattern making.

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint assisted AMR Hewitts secure a grant of $135,000, Based in Tullamarine, Victoria,  AMR Hewitts is a print packaging for the pharmaceutical and food packaging industries. They received a grant to purchase a new forme cutting machine to reduce turnaround times.

 

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Bulletpoint assisted Class Plastics secure a grant of $250,000. Based in Truganina, Victoria, Class Plastics is a manufacturer of industrial and retail plastic liquid containers. They received a grant to purchase a series of accumulated blow moulding machines and feed in conveyors.

 

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Background

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund will run over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22. The program will stimulate business investment in new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.
The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund is part the broader Government intent to support the modernisation of the manufacturing sector to incorporate advanced technologies to increase innovation and competitiveness. The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has published a Sector Competitiveness Plan which outlines the following strategic priorities for the sector:

  • Advanced Knowledge: including high R&D investment and STEM skill intensity
  • Advanced Processes: including using state-of-the-art technology and managing energy use
  • Advanced Business Model: including offering high value niche solutions, servitisation models and export competitiveness.

 

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Grant Size

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund has a total pool of $50 million over 3 years, which will be delivered through two streams of funding:

  • Small Grants ($20 million) – to support technology and efficiency improvements with the value of $50,000 to $100,000 (50% funding ratio)
  • Large Grants ($30 million) – to support transformative investments in technologies and processes with the value of $100,000 to $1 million (25% funding ratio)

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund you must:

  • Company – be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation (no trusts)
  • Headcount – have less than 200 employees
  • Job Creation – clearly identify the level of job creation expected from your project
  • Support – provide evidence from of project support from your board of CEO
  • Funding – provide evidence that you can meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your Manufacturing Modernisation Fund project must involve capital investment and associated skill-based training to modernise your manufacturing process.

Eligible Manufacturing Modernisation Fund activities may include:

  • buying, constructing, installing or commissioning of manufacturing plant, equipment or software
  • relevant training and skills development to assist you to integrate the new technology into your business, including upskilling and accreditation in advanced processes
  • process design and engineering directly related to your capital investment
  • fit-out, alterations and/or extensions to buildings directly related to your capital investment

 

Expert Assistance

Writing a good Manufacturing Modernisation Fund application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.

We know what it takes to secure the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund.

Keep in mind, that we dont represent the Government or act as their agents. We are independent consultants.

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How to get the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund?

In order to get the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund you will need to demonstrate the following points:

Project Level

  1. adopt new or transformative manufacturing technologies
  2. deliver efficiency improvements
  3. increase jobs and a more highly skilled workforce in your business
  4. use design and engineering excellence
  5. create innovative and efficient business processes, to enhance the competitiveness of your business
  6. take advantage of a market opportunity in Australia and overseas
  7. align to AMGC’s strategic priorities

Business Level

  1. a track record in managing similar projects
  2. access to personnel with the right skills and experience, including management and technical staff
  3. a solid plan to manage the project including scope, implementation methodology, timeframes, delivery risks and budget access
  4. access to any required infrastructure, capital equipment, technology, intellectual property and regulatory or other approvals.

Grant Level

  • will help the project to proceed
  • will have positive impact on the size, scale or timing of your project
  • co-contribution and additional benefits to the project and business

 

Timing

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund applications close 31 October 2019 .

 

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Can you beat these Top 20 projects?

You might be eligible for the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, but can you beat these projects funded under the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund?

  1. Commercial scale Boron Nitride Nanotube plant
  2. Automating the production of world-first heavy-duty LED drivers
  3. Surface Mount Technology (Electronics Fabrication Facility
  4. Inorganic explosive trace detector
  5. Driveline and Induction Innovation for Global Vehicle Platforms
  6. Digital Manufacturing Through Additive Manufacturing
  7. Grape marc washing for production of export tartrates
  8. Manufacture Dental Aligners
  9. National Dental Implant & Prosthetics Manufacturing Hub of Excellence
  10. Olive nutraceutical ingredient extraction facility
  11. Nano-Active Materials
  12. Development of High-Volume Moulding Process for CF wheel manufacture
  13. Surface Mount Technology Advanced Manufacturing Production Line
  14. Anterior Insight Manufacturing Ramp
  15. Developing advanced architectural glass manufacturing capabilities
  16. Advanced Friction Automation Technology
  17. Design and build of Australia’s first industrial Carbon Fibre line
  18. Manufacture of Polymer Microfluidic Devices
  19. Improving preclinical research outcomes
  20. Advanced Manufacturing to achieve Human IV fluid supply

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Latest News

16 September 2020 – $8 million steel processing facility upgrade for Whyalla

An $8 million upgrade to a steel processing centre in Whyalla will create a state-of-the-art facility and further enhance the Spencer Gulf as a manufacturing hub in South Australia – securing up to 160 jobs.

The project will be delivered by Ferretti International with the Marshall Liberal Government providing $2 million from the Regional Growth Fund and the Morrison Federal Government providing $750,000 from its Manufacturing Modernisation Fund.

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21 August 2020 – Swan Valley distiller Old Young’s launches new gin of the month club

Swan Valley distiller Old Young’s has launched a gin-of-the-month club described as “like Netflix, but gin”, including a special “F… COVID” range. For $59 a month, members of the Juniper Society will receive a new gin each month.

Established four years ago in the former premises of Wild Swan Distilling Company, Old Young’s was named champion Australian distiller at the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.

The distillery received $100,000 in matched funding from the Federal Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund in April for expansion of production facilities, which should be finished by the end of 2021 and increase capacity to around 30,000-40,000 bottles per month.

Source

 

13 August 2020 – HVIA urges renewed manufacturing modernisation support

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is calling on a new round of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) to help kickstart industry’s Covid-19 economic recovery and encourage future innovation. The original $50 million MMF provided co-funded grants to small and medium manufacturing businesses to upgrade manufacturing processes and grow skilled workforces.

HVIA seeks MMF assistance via Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews to “support heavy vehicle manufacturers in retooling, re-engineering and innovation to future-proof local manufacturing and assist Australia’s post pandemic economic recovery”.

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Large Scale Projects Recipients

Applicant OrganisationGrant Amount SupportedTotal InvestmentProject DescriptionSuburbState
4 Pines Brewing Company Wholesale Pty Limited$700,000$3,421,727Automated multi-function packaging line with data capture & analyticsBrookvaleNSW
Alcolizer Pty Ltd$181,156$724,627Automation of the Druglizer “Test Cartridge” productionBalcattaWA
Allshelter Pty Ltd$747,213$2,988,864Engineered Tensile Fabric Manufacturing plant Stage 2Lake CargelligoNSW
Architectural Designer Products Pty Limited$850,000$3,561,059Project 336UnanderraNSW
ATP Science Pty Ltd$1,000,000$4,973,483Collagen Protein Bar LineLoganholmeQLD
Australian International Foods Pty Ltd$750,000$3,800,000Project SkippyScoresbyVIC
Australian Plastics Extrusions Pty Ltd$998,223$3,992,892Project Polymer EvolutionHeidelberg WestVIC
Ben Furney Flour Mills Pty Ltd$1,000,000$7,427,070Extrusion Plant Capital UpgradeDubboNSW
Beurteaux (Australia) Pty Ltd$932,500$3,730,000Advanced Manufacturing of the Smart Part Seat for Global MarketsHendersonWA
Bracton Industries (N S W) Pty Ltd$136,978$547,915In-Housing Design Processes: Purchasing Robotic Welding Machine & CNC MillBrookvaleNSW
Brauer Natural Medicine Pty. Ltd.$1,000,000$6,357,000Nutraceutical Manufacturing Line to Meet Export GrowthTanundaSA
Brent & Warburton (N’Cle) Pty Ltd$133,000$532,7605-Axis Machining CapabilityTomagoNSW
Cathrx Ltd$204,146$816,587Acquisition of an Automated Laser Slot CutterRydalmereNSW
Cirrus Ag Pty Ltd$675,676$2,702,707Efficient Granule ManufacturingKawanaQLD
Class Plastics (Aust) Pty Ltd$228,305$913,220Class Plastics will invest in an Electric Extrusion blow moulding machineTruganinaVIC
Cloyne Holdings Pty Ltd$280,875$1,123,500The modernisation and transformation of Springhill FarmDelacombeVIC
CNC Components Pty Ltd$260,000$1,040,000Next Level CNC MachiningGeebungQLD
Cop-A-Mate Products Pty Ltd$497,875$2,001,500Modernising Manufacturing through Internalising Manufacturing ProcessesHeidelberg WestVIC
Country Chef Bakeries Pty Ltd$562,027$2,248,111Project Pillar – Transformative Growth through Technology and InnovationKunda ParkQLD
Daecon Trusses Pty Ltd$685,616$2,742,467Advanced Automation for Timber Frame and Truss Manufacturing at Derrimut.TullamarineVIC
Darkon Pty. Limited$304,987$1,219,950Acquiring plant to increase competitiveness, quality & production capacityCollingwoodVIC
Directed Electronics OE Pty Ltd$513,475$2,053,903Phase Four – Advanced Manufacturing For AutomotiveMelbourne AirportVIC
Droneshield Limited$120,486$481,944Build manufacturing test chamber and new cloud-based testing processSydneyNSW
Ellenex Pty Ltd$700,000$3,170,379Modernisation of manufacturing process for pressure and level sensorsSouth MelbourneVIC
Epicurean Products Pty Ltd$294,983$1,339,933Industry 4.0: Rapid Development & Flexible Manufacture – Dressings & SaucesYandinaQLD
Essential Flavours And Ingredients Pty Limited$247,500$990,000Enhancement of Encapsulation CapacityCarrum DownsVIC
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses Proprietary Limited$950,000$7,356,888Robotics Led Automation of Bakery Manufacturing – Future Bake ProjectKeilor ParkVIC
Ferretti International Ottoway Pty Ltd$750,000$4,021,000Install new equipment to create Ferretti Whyalla modularisation hub coreWingfieldSA
Firefeast Pty. Limited$316,133$1,404,534FF 6.0WindsorNSW
Flavour Makers Pty Ltd$986,588$3,946,355HFFS Dry Sachet Packing Line Capital Investment ProjectBraesideVIC
George Lovitt (Manufacturing) Proprietary Limited$765,750$3,063,000Next Generation Machining Technology for Expanded Aerospace OpportunitiesGreensboroughVIC
Giddyup Enterprises Pty Ltd$223,944$895,779Life Savers for LivestockMaryboroughQLD
Hydraulic Controls Pty Ltd$272,300$1,089,214Transformation of Hydraulic Controls Pty Ltd’s manufacturing technologyBrookvaleNSW
Klinger Limited$514,750$2,059,000Modernization of Klinger Metal Gaskets Manufacturing Plant in PerthWelshpoolWA
LAI Industries Pty Ltd$1,000,000$5,400,000Industry 4.0 for Switchboard ManufacturingFerryden ParkSA
Laserbond Limited$548,217$2,192,871Modernising Manufacturing at LaserBond – Automated Laser Cladding CellSmeaton GrangeNSW
Light Culture Australia Pty Ltd$125,000$501,350Light Culture Factory Equipment UpgradeSomersbyNSW
Macnaught Pty Ltd$250,000$1,583,616Automated machines for manufacturing MX series Flowmeter PartsTurrellaNSW
Majans Pty. Ltd.$1,000,000$5,109,518Majans’ Industry 4.0 Smart Factory IntegrationSumnerQLD
Marpac Pty Ltd$240,211$960,847Project Reclaim & ReplaceKnoxfieldVIC
Mayfield Industries Pty Ltd$397,488$1,589,955Transformation for Sustainable Growth 2EdinburghSA
Merino Country Pty. Ltd.$330,500$1,322,000Sustainable Merino Manufacturing – From Farm to FashionShailer ParkQLD
Mickies Bikkies Pty Ltd$882,806$3,531,224Kez’s Kitchen Factory Modernisation, Innovation and ExpansionNoble Park NorthVIC
Nissan Casting Australia Pty Ltd$862,537$3,450,150Nissan Casting Australia TdC Efficiency upgrade Gen2Dandenong SouthVIC
Omniblend Pty Ltd$800,000$5,196,209Advanced manufacturing infrastructure for solid form nutritional foodsMordiallocVIC
Oxworks Trading Pty Ltd$305,000$1,342,000Transformation to an Advanced ManufacturerCrestmeadQLD
Pakpot Pty Ltd$800,000$3,200,000Expansion of capacity for the production of thin-walled containers.WingfieldSA
Palla Pharma Limited$263,371$1,053,484A manufacturing system for the efficient recovery of alkaloid from waste.CoolarooVIC
Roband Australia Pty Limited$669,317$2,677,270Fibre Optic Laser & Auto Panel Bender – increased capacity & efficiencyCromerNSW
Robern Menz (Mfg) Pty Ltd$1,000,000