Land Forces Conference 2021 Case Study

The Victorian Government via Global Victoria has extended an invitation to Glyde Metal Industries to participate at Land Forces 2021 (this year’s prime defence force expo) within the Victorian Government Pavilion.

This exciting announcement puts Glyde Metal Industries’ manufacturing within the defence industry on the Australian and international stage.

Land Forces 2021 is being held during some of the largest ever Australian LAND programs being awarded. Glyde Metal Industries has been down selected to participate in the bidding process for Land 400 Phase 3 and Land Forces 2021, a prominent international land defence exposition warfare conference showcasing equipment, technology and services, providing the ideal platform for a Dandenong-based SME to showcase its defence manufacturing capability.

Overview of the main floor of a defence and industry conference

Glyde Metal has produced parts and assemblies for LAND 121 3B since 2016 and is currently supplying LAND 121 5B through to 2024, at a time when Sovereign Industry Capability has never been so important to the Australian defence supply chain.

GMI is a part of key industry alliances including;
– the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA)
Australian Defence Alliance and Victorian Defence Alliance
– Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC)

Even though we were already part of the defence industry supply chain, there were several areas we needed to focus on so we could enhance our opportunities. Here are just a few:
• Cyber Security hardening
• Identifying customer/market segment
• Quad Chart development (shown here)

Glyde Metal Industries is a founding member of the Zenith Group, an alliance of highly experienced manufacturers in the metal fabrication and metal machining industries.

CDIC & Glyde Metal Industries – connecting Australian defence companies

Our experience working with the CDIC has been strongly valued, useful and helpful. Not only is this a free service, the CDIC offers a completely different advisory service for SME manufacturers that we’ve not seen elsewhere. Their advisors and staff have an extensive mix of Defence and industry experience, so they really know what they’re talking about.

“If you are an SME contemplating breaking into, or wanting to expand opportunities within the defence supply chain, the first thing you need to consider is getting connected to the CDIC.”

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