Australian Defence Companies Benefiting From Government's Global Supply Cha

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Minister for Defence Materiel and Science

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Australian defence companies benefiting from Rudd Government’s

Global Supply Chain program

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science, today announced that

Australia’s defence industry is continuing to win work from international primes through

the Global Supply Chain program with a local company, Production Parts winning work

to supply rubber pedal kits for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

“I offer my congratulations to Melbourne-based Production Parts Pty Ltd on winning

this work. Production Parts won the hotly contested competition over several

international suppliers, and this will place them in a sound position to compete for

more opportunities in the future” Mr Combet said.

“The contract provides Production Parts with options for continued work on future

orders Boeing may receive from the U.S. Navy or international customers.

“Production Parts was an early participant in the Global Supply Chain program and

was identified as a potential Boeing supplier through Boeing’s Office of Australian

Industry Capability.

“Boeing established the Office of Australian Industry Capability (OAIC) in cooperation

with the Defence Materiel Organisation to assist qualified Australian defence suppliers

with entry into Boeing’s global supply chain.  

“The OAIC identifies bid opportunities for qualified Australian SMEs and provides

aerospace focused supplier training and mentoring. 

“This win for Production Parts demonstrates not only the global competitiveness of

Australian companies but the ongoing success of the Government’s Global Supply

Chain program” Mr Combet said. 

The Government’s Global Supply Chain program has already provided Australian

industry with contracts totalling over $50 million.

Media contacts:

Rod Hilton (Greg Combet):

02 6277 7620 or 0458 276 619

Defence Media Liaison:

02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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