The Southland Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster, a newly established group, is on a mission to turn Southland into a collaborative industrial powerhouse for the engineering sector.
The initiative is driven by the knowledge that the South is rich in talent, with engineers and manufacturers capable of excelling in diverse projects across a multitude of industries and fields.
The primary objective is to ensure the sustainability of engineering in the Southland region by fostering a thriving environment for industry players to work together.
The Southland Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster is committed to facilitating growth and the equitable sharing of opportunities. Over the next few months, they will be making contact and introducing the concept and advantages of collaborative pitches and projects.
Dean Addie, Chair of the Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster, underscores the importance of building a collaborative industry, to showcase the incredible capabilities of the region. He explains, “This will effectively demonstrate to potential clients what we can achieve and the vast breadth of knowledge and skill we bring to the table. By working collaboratively, we will empower our regions to bid for large engineering contracts with confidence.”
The vision is to enable international and national contracts to be fulfilled in the South, leading to the growth of industries, more job opportunities, robust regional economies, and the creation of additional skilled positions.
Southland’s people are not only highly skilled but also remarkably adaptable, with world-leading technology and projects emerging from the region.
Brendan Gray, the Southland Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster Manager, stated, “I am thrilled to be on the ground, getting to understand the needs and desires of the engineering community, to fully support their transition and growth into a new era of business opportunities.”
By becoming a part of the Southland Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster, there is a team working with you to support your success, and your business will be at the forefront of this regional transformation.
This initiative is expected to have far-reaching ripple effects throughout the economy, benefiting not only the engineering industries but various other sectors.
The cluster is well-positioned to leverage Southlands natural inclination towards collaboration, confident in thir ability to deliver on projects with excellence.
In the words of Chair Dean Addie, “We are scaling up an already successful industry with a goal to collaboratively be world-leading..”