Medium Calibre Case line top of the innovators

A small but highly dedicated team at Thales’ Munitions facility[1] at Benalla in Victoria, Australia has taken out the coveted ‘CEO’s Award for Innovation and Excellence’, and has set a new benchmark within the organisation for innovation and industrial value add in complex manufacturing.

Thales Australia CEO Chris Jenkins said that the focus, tenacity and effort of the Medium Calibre Case Team has driven significant production line efficiencies leading to a world-class product on the export market that has won long term export orders, securing market growth and jobs.

“The team’s dedication to a strategy of continuous improvement have made the munitions business’ medium calibre product commercially competitive on the global stage.”

Improvements delivered by the team have delivered a competitive advantage to the company, and have led to subsequent export orders into highly competitive European and North American markets.
Innovations in complex manufacturing coupled with close collaboration with Australian Munitions’ 680 strong SME supply chain increase the potential for export opportunities which will promote jobs and growth across regional Australia.

Together with its network of SMEs, Australian Munitions will continue to manufacture the highest quality Australian made products into the world stage.

[1] Commonwealth of Australia facility proudly operated by Thales Australia under the name Australian Munitions