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

Thurs 12th Nov 2020 – Daniel Fabiyanic

Daniel studied Aeronautical Engineering at RMIT and has a Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

Thurs 8th Oct 2020 – Tom Harris – The Design Technology Company

Tom Harris from The Design Technology Company will be be presenting to us this month.

Thursday 13th August 2020 – Michael Grogan – Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Michael Grogan is the State Director Victoria and Tasmania, and National Director Skills and Training at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)

Thursday 9th July 2020 – Rod Scott Electronic Australia

Rod Scott, CEO of Selectronic Australia is our speaker for July and will be discussing designing and manufacturing battery based inverters and the renewables industry.

Member Companies

Latest News

Another Good News – Renewables

1. By the end of March next year there will be only be about six major economies, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Australia, which do not have a net zero pledge by 2050 or 2060 in the case of China.  2.About 150 GW of solar PV and 80 GW of wind will be […]

How Much Backup is needed for a 95% renewable NEM?

The Answer – Very Little Examining the data from openNEM https://opennem.org.au/energy/nem/?range=1y&interval=1w in one day, three day, one week and three week periods to find the lowest renewable shares, it was possible to calculate how much renewable energy was delivered at those times. As a further check I looked at the peak demand day. Unfortunately because […]

Another View of Energy Transition

If we can’t prosper in our sparsely populated, vast, resources rich continent, blessed with sun and wind (not to mention uranium), and practical, intelligent people – we’ll have to hang our heads down in shame before our grandchildren. But we’ll have to cast off our colonial cringe that subjugates us to almost anything foreign, even […]

Continuing the Energy Transition Discussion

From my point of view climate change is almost irrelevant to the energy debate at this point. The bids being received in India for example, for wind and solar are lower than the operating costs of existing coal plants. In parts of the US and Europe wind is half the cost of running a coal […]

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”