The Austech 2012 and National Manufacturing Week 2012 Exhibition at the Sydney Olympic Park was another outstanding success for TXM. We got the chance to meet leaders from over 120 companies across Australia and New Zealand and learn about the challenges that they are facing in their operations today. As always there was a strong interest in the lean manufacturing solutions that TXM can offer manufacturers large and small in order to reduce lead time, increase productivity, improve plant layout and engage the operations team in continuous improvement. The overall feedback from the show was that times are very very tough for manufacturers in Australia at the moment with the high Australian dollar combining with tight credit and increasing costs, especially for energy. Implementing Lean Manufacturing offers a cost effective way to recover competitiveness without the capital costs, debt and risks involved in automation or other capital investment. Our mantra at Austech 2012 is make the most out of what you have already got. This seemed to ring true with many Austech visitors and the TXM team, especially our NSW and Queensland Consultant, Ron Spiteri, expect to be meeting with and working with many of them for the rest of 2012.
TXM would specially like to thank our valued customers, Sykes Racing, Rosebank Engineering, Branach Manufacturing and Hilton Manufacturing who contributed their company names, their stories and their videos to the case study video that featured on our stand throughout the show.
Another feature of TXM’s Austech 2012 was our active engagement on Twitter. TXM Managing Director, Tim McLean tweeted throughout the show making TXM one of the most followed stands at Austech. Follow @TXMLean on Twitter to hear more.