Manufacturers in Australia are doing extremely well. Not only do we see plenty of new manufacturers emerging but those who are already in business keep improving their operations. Therefore, it might be a good idea for us to take a look at what’s currently hot in manufacturing in Australia. That being said, we compiled a list of 5 Australian manufacturing trends you should keep an eye on.
Manufacturers relying more on technology
Technology keeps getting more advanced and Australian manufacturers now have a wide variety of devices they can use in their operations. Just this year, manufacturers in Australia have spent about AU$85 billion on technology. A large portion of that money has been invested in developing programming languages that should help them reduce their workload. This might eventually result in more IT technicians being hired by manufacturers. Moreover, with so many IT experts in Australia, some of the biggest manufacturers out there might bring their operations back to the home soil.
Manufacturing companies operating as retailers
Long gone are the days when the only task manufacturers had was manufacturing. Nowadays, we keep seeing more and more companies starting to operate as retailers and sell their products directly to the consumers. Just take a quick look at what Apple is doing. This huge company now has half a thousand of their own stores and it seems they’re doing extremely well. When it comes to Australia, we can expect to see more and more manufacturers following these footsteps and opening their own stores quite soon.
More quality products being made
As mentioned above, manufactures are now investing in technology and better equipment which naturally results in more quality products. Combine this with the amount of data manufacturers now have available when designing new products and it’s safe to say both individuals and companies will be able to benefit from better products. For example, this could see homeowners buying better thermostats and construction companies starting to invest in more quality equipment such as track undercarriage.
The Cloud gaining even more popularity
We’ve all been using the Cloud for quite some time but we are expecting this platform to gain even more popularity in the future. What this means is that we could end up seeing many manufacturers relying on the Cloud when it comes to storing their data. This will allow all of their employees to access company’s data no matter where they are and what time is it. Not to mention that by using the Cloud, Australian manufacturers will ensure they cannot lose their data no matter what happens.
3D printing entering manufacturing industry
In the last few years, 3D printing has been a widely discussed topic. It seems like 3D printing has managed to enter manufacturing industry and many manufacturers are starting to include it in their operation. For the time being, 3D printers are mostly used for creating models and replicas of the products that are yet to be launched, but this might change pretty soon. This is exactly why Australian manufacturers are now becoming interested in 3D printing more than ever.
With huge amounts of money being invested in the manufacturing industry, it comes as no surprise that we keep seeing new trends emerge at a rapid pace. The 5 of them we talked about earlier are definitely worth keeping an eye on, no matter if you’re a consumer or if you’re running your own business.
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