THE ISSUES IN AUSTRALIA.
The Australian steel industry has never faced tougher times, as a glut of overseas product floods the world market.
Australian companies are forced to compete against countries that are only paying $1.30 an hour, it doesn’t matter how efficient we are and how inefficient they are: price-wise we can’t compete, so we lose.
There has never been a better time to utilise Australian tube (Rectangular and Square Hollow Sections) with the proposed innovation to provide the streamlining to the fabrication process for a competitive outcome for Australia.
The new patented process takes emerging ‘laser tube cutting’ technology to produce a series of joints and connections. It is the simplicity of the joints and connections together with the reduction of parts required that provides a significant reduction in both material costs and labor.
THE TARGET MARKET
The target market are anyone currently struggling to compete with low cost pre-engineered building imports OR who are looking to create savings on their current production methodology. This covers a range of fabricators but more importantly the people such as engineering and specifiers who support this process.
“All the best with commercialising your Kwiksure building system – a paradigm-shift in building
construction (we only get a few of those in a lifetime) – and all the best in changing an industry sector,
stemming the unwanted imports and bringing the value-add in construction back to Australia.”
Senior Consultant – Innovation
Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) http://www.ausicom.com/