The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing have teamed up with trusted partners to offer members and readers access to a range of value-added services.

From government grants available to SMEs, to buying and selling your business, we know from long collaboration that our partner providers can, and have helped, our SME members in a process of trust and integrity.

If you or your company are interested in these recommended services, please contact Editor at large Peter Roberts via the form for an initial discussion and referral to the appropriate partner.

Interested in Selling Your Business?

The Australian Manufacturing Forum has been approached by a number of investors keen to acquire Australian manufacturing businesses. As part of the Forum’s value-adding services we are able to arrange a confidential, no-obligation discussion with our partners should you wish to explore selling your business.

Arrange a confidential, no-obligation discussion.

Defence sector grants

Following recent changes to federal government policy there are two particularly attractive grant opportunities available for Australian manufacturing SMEs, that offer a massive government subsidy to participants:

Expert Advisory – assistance on marketing plans, sales plans, accessing new clients, improving operational efficiency and delivery performance, Agile, sales training, engaging with primes, AS9100, Cyber Security, Project Management, Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0.  Government grant will provide 80 per cent of Advisory Costs.

Capital Equipment – Government grant can provide 50 per cent of costs associated with purchasing new equipment to service the defence market.

Full Details:
https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/capability-improvement-grants
https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/sovereign-industrial-capability-priority-grants
https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/defence-global-competitiveness-grants

The Australian Manufacturing Forum’s partners can help your business navigate these complex programs and secure government assistance.

Want to maximise your R&D tax benefit?

The Australian Manufacturing Forum has been approached by a number of companies struggling to identify RDTI eligible R&D activities and expenditure.

As part of the Forum’s value-adding services we are able to arrange a confidential, no-obligation discussion with our partners who can help maximise your benefit. We can introduce you to leading R&D tax specialists and value-added partners of @AuManufacturing, who can work with you to identify potential tax benefits under the R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI), and maximize your claims.

Our partners were consulted in the design of the RDTI, prior to its launch in 2011, and remain in constant contact with government policy makers, including the latest revisions and relaunched scheme in July 2021.

They work with Australian companies to:
– Identify RDTI eligible R&D activities and expenditure
– Prepare and maximise legitimate RDTI claims
– Manage RDTI compliance reviews and audits

Find out how to maximise your R&D benefits.

Switch to renewable power? Here’s how.

The Australian Manufacturing Forum has been approached by a number of members looking to reduce their energy consumption and cut their carbon footprint.

As part of the Forum’s value-adding services we are able to arrange a confidential, no-obligation discussion with our experienced energy consultancy partners. They are a boutique sustainability and energy consultancy which facilitates energy efficiency, local renewable generation and storage, and offsite retail renewable power purchase agreements for manufacturers.

Our partners can talk you through how to develop business-case-led sustainability initiatives, delivering commercially-attractive business solutions which help cut energy costs and improve sustainability performance, while also helping manufacturers manage climate change transition and physical risks.

Our partners are technology- and vendor-agnostic. They do not take commissions or success fees when negotiating supplier agreements on behalf of our customers.

To start your sustainability journey, contact Australian Manufacturing Forum founder and Editor at large Peter Roberts.

For more information about @aumanufacturing’s Value Added Services,
contact Editor at large Peter Roberts.

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