Catten Industries is a precision sheet metal manufacturer based in Melbourne. It was founded in 1994. Catten Industries provides full-service sheet metal fabrication from concept to completion.
Recently, Catten faced these challenges:
Major automotive manufacturing plants closed in Australia. This meant Catten lost a key customer segment. This resulted in:
To help address these challenges, Catten sought advice from the Entrepreneurs’ Programme (EP). They received help to:
Based on advice from EP, Catten invested in new operational processes. This included adopting an efficient, integrated paperless system.
Catten has also started reviewing their marketing processes. This would make more effective use of their website to generate sales.
EP has also supported Catten to focus on exports and increase their revenue. This has included working with a major buyer. This allowed them to understand their requirements and collaborate with customers.
Catten are also exploring opportunities to expand their range of products.
As a result of the support from the EP, Catten has: