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 9th Sept 2021 – Dean McCarroll – MD Okuma Australia

Dean McCarroll, Managing Director of Okuma Australia & NZ will be presenting Advance Machine Tool Cutting Technologies

Thurs 12th Aug 2021 – Peter Crock

Peter Crock – Medical Cannabis – A new manufacturing industry for Australia

Thurs 8th July 2021 – Marteen Burger & Dave Budge

Marteen Burger & Dave Budge from Jaunt Motors – Australia’s largest electric conversion workshop – making Electric Vehicles for Adventure

Thurs 10th June 2021 – Ross Garnaut

Ross Garnaut EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOCKDOWN

Thurs 13th May 2021- Chris Stoltz & Josef Stoltz

Chris Stoltz will provide a brief background about manufacturing in Bendigo and the work of the Fraunhofer initiative. Josef will talk about technology upgrades and manufacturing expansion at MSD

Member Companies

Latest News

A recent demonstration of the frailty of coal dominated electricity grids

On the 25th of May at 1:45pm  Queensland Coal and gas were generating about 5,300 MW out of a total of 7,500 MW. Then Unit 2 at Callide C exploded taking 400 MW of generation off the Queensland grid. Immediately its twin also disconnected, whether due to damage or safety reasons is not clear.  However […]

Victoria won’t run out of power when Yallourn closes

After seeing all the commentary about the risks of power shortages when Yallourn closes, let’s examine the numbers. Victoria and South Australia currently have a significant excess power generation capacity. In the last six months Victoria’s net exports were 2,300 GWh, roughly 40% the output of Yallourn while its gas plants only ran at 5% […]

Renewables Generation

While I am not attempting to downplay findings that sea level rise is happening faster than expected, last year was yet another equal hottest year, methane emissions are climbing etc, here are some things that are happening which are hopeful signs; Regenerative or restorative agriculture is already a major priority in China and is becoming […]

Christmas Message from Vernier

Just to cheer you up a bit, this is focused more on Australia: It is an edited extract from my end of year speech to the Victorian Vernier Society As far as I am aware, no members of our group or their families have had significant health impacts from Covid. In some parts of the […]

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”