SAGE assists Wire By Click to take their business to the next level
South Australian Company WBC Group Pty Ltd are an innovative manufacturer of modular wiring solutions. Their unique approach to modular wiring solution for multistorey buildings has seen their product selected for iconic projects such as the SGC refurbishment, Adelaide Oval, NRAH, The VCCC in Melbourne and the Barangaroo commercial precinct in Sydney.
When WBC Group Managing Director Mark Fahey made the decision to look to manufacture his Wire By Click products in Australia, at a time when many manufacturers are looking to offshore, we asked why?
'Our product is unique in that not only is it modular but we are able to deliver a very tailored solution to our customers exact needs' Mr Fahey said 'Whilst we are currently manufacturing the product overseas, we see a real benefit in an increased speed to market - being able to deliver not only a custom solution but also be able to deliver with a quick turnaround.'
Mr Fahey went on to say 'To manufacture in Australia we need to make sure we have our manufacturing process right and that we are as cost effective as possible' 'we were recently successful in securing aBusiness Transformation Voucherwhich we are using to complete the design and manufacture process of a new product for our range, which we will manufacture right here in Australia'
SAGE Automation's Business Optimisation team have been engaged to assist WBC Group to develop a design and identify costs to establish a manufacturing facility in Australia. The work includes:
- Undertake a business review including a pilot project concept and detailed manufacturing plan
- Define information flows, customer interfaces and quality systems
- Benchmark against world's best practice
- Provide machine selection, supply chain and component supplier recommendations
- Investigate export markets and international licensee recommendations
WBC Group is one of three South Australian companies who were this week named as the inaugural recipients of the South Australian Government's $4.5 million Business Transformation Voucher scheme. The scheme aims to assist manufacturers in growing and diversifying so they can continue to support jobs in South Australia. SAGE Automation's Business Optimisation team assists companies to identify and secure grant funding to grow and improve their business. To find out more, contact Business Optimisation General Manager, Eduard Schroeder.
To find out more about the South Australian Government's $4.5 million Business Transformation Voucher scheme, click here
To find out more about Wire by Click, http://www.wirebyclick.com