Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien today officially opened Matrix Composites and Engineering’s new facility at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson.
Matrix’s new facilities will include the world’s biggest and most sophisticated buoyancy production plant and an undercover workshop area of approximately 20,000 square metres.
Mr O’Brien said Matrix was achieving phenomenal success as a resources service and supply company for the subsea oil and gas, mining and defence industries.
“The AMC was developed to enhance the opportunities created by the clustering of like-minded companies and industry sectors, and plays an important role in assisting Western Australian businesses to compete internationally and be involved in major resource projects,” he said.
“A world-class company such as Matrix is a great asset to the AMC. The fact that Matrix has chosen the complex as the location for its new facility is testament to the opportunities in the State and the excellent resources the AMC offers.
“Matrix’s new facility will help to cater for the growing and increased demands of the offshore, subsea, mining and defence industries in Western Australia.”
Matrix is a leading Australian manufacturer of engineering products and currently exports its products to more than 30 countries around the world. In 2010, Matrix was announced as winner in the Large Advanced Manufacturing category of both the WA Industry and Export Awards and the Australian Export Awards.
The Minister said Matrix’s outstanding performance was a cut above the rest and the company’s most recent accolade, best Global Exporter in the inaugural Subsea Energy Australia Awards, was a win not only for the company but also for WA’s reputation as a leading destination for manufacturing and engineering.
“Matrix’s series of award wins is a fantastic achievement for the company. It’s great to see that a Western Australian-based manufacturer is being widely recognised and rewarded for its excellent work,” he said.
Matrix’s new facility at the AMC is a two stage development located on 8.3 hectares immediately to the east of the AMC Common User Facility. The site also has direct proximity and access to $400million of State-funded infrastructure.
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