Diverseco to offer NT manufacturers automation services

Robotics and automation company Diverseco will offer Northern Territory businesses direct access to automation services and solutions, including industrial robots, collaborative robots (known as “cobots”) and weighing solutions.

The company has opened a Darwin premises on Cavenagh Street which will enable upskilling, job creation and support early-stage small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing and create 15 jobs over five years.

Diverseco is collaborating with Charles Darwin University to develop four new micro-credentials relevant to the robotic and automation industry, tailored to the Territory.

The qualifications will be available as micro-credential courses through CDU at the facility, with enrolments on track to open from the second quarter of this year.

The project is a $4.45 million co-investment supported by the Northern Territory’s Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF), which is administered by the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).

The AMEF is part of a five-year, $8.75 million partnership between the Northern Territory Government and the AMGC, and it provides grants to industry-led advanced manufacturing projects in the Territory across priority sectors.

Diverseco Managing Director Brenton Cunningham said the office replaced the former FIFO delivery of specialised measurement solutions and services to its Territory.

Cunningham said: “Diverseco is working to deliver unique business solutions to the Northern Territory, to meet industry needs and create new commercial opportunities for local manufacturers.

“Diverseco seeks to continue to create automation solutions at the edge of possibility, increase skill capability, create pathways for youth which futureproof our workforce, and support early-stage concept and proof of design pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing.

“Diverseco’s customers will continue through on-the-ground Territory delivery now. We are pleased to also bring our highly regarded national and international supplier network into the Territory with us as we continue to support the vision towards industry 4.0 progression.”

Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said advanced manufacturing would be a major jobs driver of the future, with the new partnership providing local manufacturers with the ability to turn their dreams into realities.

Fyles said: “With Diverseco opening its doors in Darwin, we will see local businesses gain direct access to new automation and robotics solutions, which in turn will diversify and strengthen our economy.

“By growing Territory capabilities in advanced manufacturing, we are expanding industries and export opportunities, creating new opportunities for investors and exciting job opportunities for Territorians.”

Picture: AMGC/Diverseco office opening event

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