Case Studies - Resources - Invest Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Aviation and Aerospace
Boeing Aerostructures Australia
Boeing's presence in Australia is the company’s largest footprint outside the United States. Boeing Aerostructures Australia is Victoria’s largest aircraft component manufacturer and has developed advanced composite materials technology. Along with the Composites CRC they developed the innovative resin infusion manufacturing process used to produce the complete set of carbon fibre trailing edge control surfaces for the Boeing 787’s.
Thales Australia Air Systems
Thales Australia Air Systems has its ‘Global Centre of Excellence’ for the development of oceanic and transcontinental air traffic management systems located in Melbourne.
* See also VIDEO under Defence below.
VIDEO: Why is Victoria Australia's Automotive Hub?
Ford Motor Company
Headquartered in Melbourne, Ford’s Victorian operations include an engine plant, design studio, stamping and assembly plant, foundries, vehicle proving ground, wind tunnel and other manufacturing and design facilities. Melbourne is Ford’s centre of excellence for the Asia-Pacific region.
Ford Australia has officially opened the Advanced Centre for Automotive Research and Testing (ACART) in Lara, an investment totalling $20 million. (April 2009)
Toyota Motor Corporation
Melbourne is home to one of Toyota Japan’s global manufacturing centres, with its head office, engine plant, assembly plant, design studio and engineering facilities based here. Toyota Australia exports more than half its production to the Middle East, South Africa and New Zealand.
Biotechnology and Life Sciences
VIDEO: Why Melbourne for Biotechnology & Life Sciences?