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Media release – March 5th’ 2013

Some good news for Victorian Manufacturing

The High Performance Consortium LTD (HPC) has announced that it has received Victorian Government assistance under the Department of Business and Innovation’s Manufacturing Productivity Networks initiative.  The grant will enable HPC to establish a second consortium, HPC2.  High Performance Consortium 2 is a program designed as a whole of business improvement model for up to 12 non-competing high potential small to medium sized enterprises predominantly from the northern and western metropolitan and regional areas.  The program incorporates events, site visits, coaching and facilitated peer-to-peer forums enabling enterprises to work together in a challenging and results oriented environment, aiming to assist businesses remain competitive and improve their productivity.

Hugh O’Donnell, Director, HPC said

“This is a very positive step for Victorian Manufacturing and credit must go to the Victorian Government for funding this initiative.  We are all acutely aware that Australian manufacturers must quickly adapt to survive. Reports on our competitiveness by various bodies including government have identified gaps in areas such as innovation, leadership and strategy. High Performance Consortia is a proven and tested model in Victoria and overseas that enables companies to help themselves make the transition.

Business leaders often express how difficult it is to keep up to date with best practice and maintain a passion for excellence in their organisation. We have proven that manufacturing organisations can use consortia to accelerate and sustain their momentum on business improvement. They are getting better results working with other organisations, sharing Best Practice, applying Lean Principles, World Class Manufacturing and other improvement approaches.”

The High Performance Consortium (HPC), founded in Australia in 2002, facilitates a vibrant community of non-competing high potential manufacturing enterprises who work together to develop their businesses towards world-class. HPC, a not for profit organisation, was established with some initial funding under the Victorian Government‘s Agenda for New Manufacturing.  This initial funding was critical to the establishment of this community and HPC’s success is reflected in the fact that it has been self-funded by the member companies since 2006.

For more information contact Hugh O’Donnell

Hugh O’Donnell


High Performance Consortium LTD.

M 0410 689 815