Minister’s major manufacturing report cites Enware as an example

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10 September 2014
Minister’s major manufacturing report cites Enware as an example
Enware Australia team members.

A major Federal government report into how Australian companies can succeed in manufacturing has lauded the example set by specialist tapware and safety solutions producer Enware Australia.

The report ‘Design for Manufacturing Competitiveness” was launched by the Federal Minister for Industry Mr Ian MacFarlane, who said that high performing, globally competitive Australian manufacturing firms that apply design principles to all aspects of their work have common attributes:

“They listen to their customers, suppliers and researchers, and then turn their ideas into products and services their customers want.” He cited the example of Enware Australia, which has just celebrated its 75th anniversary while expanding its local manufacturing and extending its reputation for quality and innovation in the demanding specialist markets it serves.

Headquartered at Caringbah, Enware has more than trebled its employment in a decade, building a team of more than 190 people committed to insight and design- driven solutions that enhance safety and performance.

Enware Australia team members

Just before the report was published, Enware announced its largest export delivery to date, to the $US10.8 billion Ma’aden aluminium complex in Saudi Arabia, where it is delivering more than 700 of its Australian designed and manufactured emergency safety showers, along with associated safety equipment, to Korean based Design, Construct and Engineering company Hyundai.

Following its philosophy of custom-designed specialist quality products, Enware has pursued a programme of offering world class design and engineering, strong response to customer needs, innovative problem solving, efficient delivery and competitive pricing.

The qualities won it the praise of the Minister in launching the new report, which was developed by Professor Sam Bucolo who heads the University of Technology Sydney’s Design and Innovation Research Centre, and Peter King who leads CSIRO’s Future Manufacturing Flagship, Design Led Innovation initiative.

“While many companies in the industry have moved offshore for lower costs, Enware has, as much as possible, committed to keeping core manufacturing skills and technology in Australia,” says Adam Degnan, Managing Director.
“We do not compete on price as a priority but on providing comprehensive quality solutions, including those strongly oriented to innovation, highest quality standards of production and achieving water and energy efficiency,” says Mr Degnan.
“Our 75-year history and the strong reputation of our core products for schools and hospitals have stood us in good stead. These health and education-oriented products, as well as our durable and reliable anti-vandal tapware are examples of our main Australian-made ranges.”

With a strong network throughout Australia and New Zealand and established offices in Singapore, Enware exports to South East Asia, and also operates a base in Dubai to serve rapidly growing markets in India and the Middle East.

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Enware is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and distributer of commercial and industrial plumbing and safety products.

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