Welcome to the Victorian Vernier Society Inc.

About Us

The Victorian Vernier Society seeks to inform the wider community about the value of engineering and manufacturing in Australia.

Foundation

The Vernier Foundation has been formed to promote and attract the interest of young people to engineering and assist in their training and education.

Member Companies

Membership is open to individuals and organisations who care passionately about the future of manufacturing in Australia.

Latest Events

Vernier on the 13th of June

Vernier on the 9th of May

Vernier on the 11th of April

Vernier on the 14th of March

Vernier on the 8th of February

Member Companies

Latest News

Collaboration with AMTIL

In his ‘Opinion’ piece in December AMT, the magazine for all the AMTIL members and really anyone who has a passion for manufacturing and technology, the CEO Shane Infanti uses the ubiquitous coffee bean to explain how machine tools are the “Mother of all products”. Machine Tools helped produce the whole machinery set involved in […]

Ronson wins major contract for evolved Seasparrow Missile Program

Ronson Gears are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded the contract to deliver precision gears and gear assemblies for the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) program. The three year full rate production contract is part of the collaboration between BAE Systems Australia and a major US Defence prime. The program consists of a consortium […]

Where did the project for rejuvenating manufacturing fit into the “Jobs and Skills summit”?

Before his election, Anthony Albanese made encouraging statements about manufacturing. “We need to make more things in Australia … have advanced manufacturing … boost vital skills by investing in education and training … and supercharge productivity”. At that point I was enthusiastic; this new government will make rejuvenating manufacturing a real and successful project. But […]

Wasted Capital in Major Project Development.

Pearls and Irritations Dr JOHN WHITE, PETER FARLEY, DAVID GILLETT, CHRIS STOLTZ. The establishment of the Australian Public Service (APS) Review Panel is a powerful opportunity to examine the state of play of project development at the federal government level and kick-start a positive step change in performance. This will apply pressure to state governments […]

Why Become a Member?

  • Meet Like-Minded People

    At our monthly luncheons you can network with people from other engineering and manufacturing companies in a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Latest Industry Trends

    Hear from speakers who are industry leaders in manufacturing and other related areas.

  • Professional Development

    Host a site tour. Take the opportunity to present your business. Listen to others showcase their activities and find out what makes businesses achieve excellence. The Vernier Society will expose you to new ideas and concepts and help you improve your business and professional activities

  • Keep Up To Date

    Keep informed about government grants, industry programs and what other business are doing to maintain success.

Meet Our Members

Tom Harris

“I joined Vernier to build a stronger network into the Australian Manufacturing Industry and to learn from the experiences of existing members, particularly on business leadership, manufacturing trends and innovation.”

David Rose

David Rose is Managing Director of Exquisine – who have been creating sensational desserts since 1987. Along the journey Exquisine have faced many challenges and changes.

“The Vernier Society is a welcome opportunity to be exposed to different types of thinking and problem solving from members from other industries. The society also offers presentations from a wide range of speakers and valuable discussions with other members who have experienced similar challenges on their journey.”

Paul Chapman

“Our Bendigo based company, Australian Turntables, specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of rotational movement systems for a whole lot of industries globally. Connecting with like-minded innovators and doers at Vernier that have experienced everything  in business is an absolute joy for a bloke from out of town. The presenters and members all have a wonderful story to learn from.”

Bernard Regan

Bernard works for Promand, who are technical integrators for all levels of engine, transmission and chassis dynamometers. Their market focus is Australia, NZ & ASEAN and they have a subsidiary in Malaysia, supporting the ASEAN customers.  PROMAND always endeavours to promote the best value solutions for customers.

Gordon New

Gordon is managing director of Ronson Gears Pty Ltd, an Advanced Manufacturer of Precision Machined parts, specializing in Gears and Power Transmission Components. Established in 1954, Ronson supplies to local Australian and international markets.

“Vernier provides excellent networking opportunity and their promotion of Manufacturing is very important to Australian Industry and companies such as ours”

Andrew Massie

“Our business is the protection of intellectual property: so becoming a member of the society is a great opportunity to network with companies and people that appreciate innovation is key to the future success of manufacturing in Australia”