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Geofabrics a success story for Australian manufacturing

09th October 2014

Advanced manufacturing,Sustainability,Technology,Uncategorized

In the current extremely challenging climate for Australian manufacturing, it was heartening to have the rare opportunity to tour the new plant of geosynthentics specialist, Geofabrics Australasia in Ormeau, Queensland.

In the current extremely challenging climate for Australian manufacturing, it was heartening to have the rare opportunity to tour the new plant of geosynthentics specialist, Geofabrics Australasia in Ormeau, Queensland.

I was joined by close to thirty manufacturers who had travelled from many corners of Australia to meet Managing Director Brendan Swifte and tour operations at the new plant as well as the company’s R&D facility, the  Geosynthetic Centre of Excellence.

The company has invested more than $20million since 2012 in the new manufacturing facility at Ormeau including a new staple fibre geotextile line.

An advocate for collaboration, Brendan Swifte communicated the Geofabrics strategy to excel in boosting productivity through innovation, and supporting clients and engineers through data collection and R&D. Repositioning the firm as a sales-oriented organisation rather than a manufacturer was the company’s defining strategy, Swifte said.

Established to support Australian engineeríng and geo specifiers’ understanding of geosynthetics, the Geosynthetic Centre of Excellence is a visionary commitment to advance road and railway construction, mining and resources projects, landfill and coastal projects.