AMTIL, the peak body for Australia’s precision engineering and advanced manufacturing industry, has celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Over 180 attendees were at an event to mark the occasion, held at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. These included representatives from manufacturing businesses, suppliers, government and academia.
CEO Shane Infanti said the celebration coincided with a resurgence in Australian manufacturing.
“There’s been a lot of pessimism in recent years with the GFC and the car industry closures, but right now we’re just seeing exciting stuff going on all across the sector,” said Infanti at the August 8 cocktail reception.
“So tonight’s event isn’t just about looking back on 20 years of AMTIL; it’s about looking forward to what I think is a very bright future for Australian manufacturing.”
AMTIL’s initiatives include the Austech Exhibition, held in Melbourne every second year, and other events; the AMTIL publication; and partnerships with federal and state-level government initiatives, such as the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and the Additive Manufacturing Hub (AM Hub).
AMTIL was founded in 1999 following a merger of the Institute of Machine Tools Australia and the Australian Machine Tools Association.
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