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The driving factor for us is always to be as innovative as possible. AW Bell punches well above its weight on the international scale and I guess that's what makes me really, really proud that we compete against the biggest foundries in the world and also the biggest machine providers in the world, and we compete well. AW Bell group is a leading supplier of quality casting solutions. Globally, we provide cast parts, machine parts and assemblies as well as OEM equipment solutions provider to foundries worldwide. Export at the moment is extremely important to us, currently it's around 85% of our revenue and it's really been our targeted market over the last four years. Don't think exports are going to happen overnight, they take time to develop. Relationships take time to develop but for all that hard work, it's paid off and it's well worthwhile going through the pain to see the light at the end.
Smart Enough Factory
With support from the Victorian Government, Australian Precision Technologies (APT) has participated in the Smart Enough Factory digital capability uplift program delivered by DMTC Limited. DMTC is engaging undergraduate student interns (with support from the Defence Science Institute (Vic) and AI Group) to help companies on their digital transformation journey.