|Melbourne’s history of more than 100 years in vehicle manufacturing has resulted in generations of expertise and broad industry capability.|
It’s one of the few locations in the world that can take a vehicle through the entire development spectrum, from concept to complete manufacture. This has attracted global companies such as General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Kenworth and Iveco to set up in the state.
Victoria offers the highest quality in the Asia-Pacific region at competitive operating costs.
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|Building on Victoria’s established competitive manufacturing capabilities, Melbourne has been at the centre of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance in Australia for over half a century.|
Victoria’s aviation and aerospace sector employs more than 22,000 people in more than 500 businesses – making it the biggest in Australia.
Melbourne boasts Australia’s largest concentration of aviation and aerospace education and training facilities ensuring a steady supply of high-calibre skilled people are ready to enter the workforce.
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|Melbourne has given the world four Nobel prize winners in medicine or physiology. The city continues that tradition to this day, as a global centre for excellence in life sciences education, research and innovation.|
Melbourne's expertise in stem cell, infectious diseases, cancer, neuroscience and agricultural biotechnology is internationally recognised.
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|Melbourne is a premier location in the Asia-Pacific for high-value shared services including business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.|
The city enjoys a reputation for high-quality professional research and consultancy services including financial, legal, media and publishing, engineering, and medical services.
Recent global studies by KMPG and Gartner highlight Australia’s strengths for Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and offshore services:
- High current availability and pipeline of talent;
- Low infrastructure costs; and
- Greater political and economic stability and security than other Asia-Pacific locations.
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|Melbourne is establishing itself as a leading centre for carbon market services in the Asia-Pacific region.|
As Australia’s energy and environmental trading hub, Melbourne is home to the majority of industry compliance buyers and national energy markets. Major compliance buyers based in Melbourne include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Amcor, Shell and Great Energy Alliance Corporation.
Melbourne is also home to Australia’s premier carbon market event, Carbon Expo Australasia.
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|Victoria’s world-class defence industry is recognised as a major centre of Australian defence industry capability. It is highly competitive, both domestically and internationally, with proven capabilities in military vehicle manufacture and support, aerospace design and component manufacture, autonomous systems design, munitions production, and protective personal equipment design and manufacture.|
Victoria has over 300 businesses that supply products and services to Defence. Within these businesses sits an unrivalled body of expertise, skills and facilities. Victoria’s defence industry has access to some of the most highly skilled workers in the country with internationally recognised tertiary education institutions and vocational training excellence. .
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|Australia’s financial services sector is resilient and booming.|
The strength of the nation’s markets during the Global Financial Crisis was highlighted by the World Economic Forum, which in 2009 ranked Australia as the world’s second-best financial centre after the UK. Australia was the only country in the top 20 to improve its ranking.
Victoria offers expertise in pension funds management and global financial services, as well as financial services research, education and training.
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|Victoria’s food processing industry is renowned for high quality raw ingredients, excellent innovation infrastructure and seamless 24-hour access to global markets.|
They’re the reasons why major global companies like Cadbury, Mars Foods, Heinz, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever and Yakult have operations in Victoria.
Melbourne’s multicultural population was instrumental in creating a domestic market for foods from around the world. This demand led to the formation of a strong export industry, and turned Melbourne into Australia’s food and wine capital.
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|Victoria’s ICT strengths include:|
- Telecommunications and broadband
- Niche software development, solutions and services for industry
- Games and animation
- Web applications and interactive media
|A recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit names Australia as home to the most competitive information technology industry in the Asia-Pacific.|
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