Andrew Caska, Patent Attorney at Caska IP, recently attended the launch of the 2015 Hunter Manufactures awards. The event was held at AusTube Mills on Industrial Drive Mayfield, which is perhaps one of Newcastle’s most iconic manufacturing facilities.
We were lucky enough to have a site tour and inspect the milling operation and meet some of the friendly local staff. At the event, we also were able to network with some of our existing clients, such as Quarry Mining, and also form new connections. We are always looking for new connections not only for our own business, but also to help our clients to sell and manufacture their products.
Caska IP Patent Attorneys are pleased to a support of the 2015 Hunter Manufactures awards. These awards provide support and recognition for the manufacturing companies within the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions.
The Call for Innovation
Whilst “Innovation” has no-doubt become an over used word – again, there was talk of the need for innovation in the Australian manufacturing industry. We don’t proclaim to know all the answers, but we can let you know what is actually happening on the ground. There are various trends we are seeing, from niche speciality manufacturing right through to the full outsourcing of manufacturing to low cost countries.
There are various trends we are seeing, from niche speciality manufacturing right through to the full outsourcing of manufacturing to low cost countries.
Perhaps, the most promising trend, is companies starting to develop new and inventive products, patent protect these products, and then complete at least part of the manufacturing in low cost countries. This keeps the core IP in Australia and also allows a reduction in manufacturing costs. This assist with competitiveness. However, there are still some niche products that appear to be most competitive to manufacture in Australia or products where quality and speed of delivery are paramount. An example of these products are those within the mining consumables market.
How can Caska IP Help?
- If you have a new product that requires manufacturing – let us know and we’ll see of any of our contacts are interested or may be able to assist you
- Of course, being Patent Attorneys, we can assist with patent, trade marks, designs and other rights to make sure your rights are protected
- Give us a call for a Confidential free initial discussion