AC’s upcoming New Supplier Forum aims to help more small to medium Australian businesses benefit from the opportunities available through our work on the Collins Class submarines.

AC already has relationships with 1200 businesses around the nation, and achieves more than 90 per cent Australian Industry Content on its projects.

These relationships result in around $200 million being spent with Australian businesses each year, supporting local jobs.

Australian companies like Axiom Precision Manufacturing play an important role in ASC’s supply chain, by supporting the Collins Class submarine sustainment program.

Axiom Precision Manufacturing General Manager Craig Maynard said the relationship with ASC had helped his company create jobs, enhance its products and strengthen its defence manufacturing capability over the last nine years.

“We have grown to become one of the largest Australian-owned precision machining and advanced manufacturing companies,” Mr Maynard said.

“Through our involvement with AC, we became the first supplier outside of Europe to manufacture the main engine bearings used in the Collins Class submarines, providing Australian sovereign capability for critical sustainment items.

“The upcoming New Supplier Forum will be a great and exciting way to learn more about how Australian businesses can also be involved in the LOTE program, which might provide decades more work for businesses like ours.

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