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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2015-16
STRATEGY 5: TECHNICAL SERVICES STRATEGY 5 RESOURCES DURING 2015/16 $1,099,000 project expenditure + 9 AWI staff (full time equivalent) PROGRAM 1: SUPPLY CHAIN DIVERSIFATION INVESTMENT FOCUS • Identifying manufacturing companies interested and committed to learning how to make and commercialise premium quality products made from Australian wool. • Provision of training (theoretical and practical) by transfer of knowledge and technology. • Increasing their knowledge, expertise and confidence so that they can consistently produce products which meet the Woolmark standards of quality. • Advising mills on the types and supplier of wool materials, (greasy or scoured wool, tops, yarns etc), textile processing chemicals and dyestuffs, wool-processing machinery and components. • Assisting them with trade marketing collateral and events to promote their wool product ranges. • Introducing them to potential new customers. • Provision of ongoing assistance and advice when technical issues arise. • Offering companies a strong value proposition so that they become Woolmark licensees. STRATEGIC TARGETS Targets for three-year period 2013/14 to 2015/16 Progress during 2015/16 75 new businesses working with AWI in emerging manufacturing countries, such as Vietnam, Russia and Belorussia. Achieved. More than 100 new manufacturers of wool products in these regions are working with AWI, including more than 54 in Vietnam, 40 in Russia and 10 in Belorussia. AWI has also worked with many more allied industry partners and sourcing and buying offices. 25 new Woolmark licensee applicants in these regions by 2016. Partly achieved. 9 Woolmark licensees in Vietnam and Russia. 750,000 kg increase in demand/consumption per annum for Australian wool by 2016 (based on an average 10,000 kilos per company). Achieved. During the 2013/14-2015/16 period, AWI will have invested $1.8 million in this program with a benefit to Australian woolgrowers estimated at $7.8 million in present value terms. KEY RESULTS DURING 2015/16 Vietnam • AWI has continued to establish a complete supply chain in Vietnam, via its Out of Vietnam project. • AWI continues to assist project partners, educating them how to manufacture premium wool garments made from Australian Merino wool. This activity continuously builds and consolidates the first stage in the supply chain (garment manufacturers). • AWI has focussed on the second stage in the supply chain (spinners) by educating companies how to manufacture wool and wool blended yarns. Three companies trained by AWI – in dyeing, spinning and marketing – plan to launch in September 2017 new ranges of wool and wool blend yarns for knitting and woven applications. • AWI is now at the next stage, helping set up further stages in the supply chain (top making, scouring etc) in Vietnam, by introducing companies to Vietnamese Government authorities and other companies that want joint partnerships. • At the retail level, AWI has helped Vietnamese companies develop wool products based on buyer- led new product development concepts. For instance, Canifa has sold Woolmark and Woolmark Blend licensed products in the Vietnam market, worth $2.3 million in the autumn/winter 2015/16 season. The company’s production of wool products increased by 66% from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to more than 110,000 pieces. Russia • Despite the decline in the rouble, the conflict in the Ukraine and political tensions with the West, AWI has been able to continue to establish business relationships with many companies (eg topmakers, knitters, weavers, retailers, designers). • Although the amount of Australian wool being exported direct to Russia has been restricted over the past year, Australian wool has been reaching Russia via other countries such as China, a country with which Russia has had more intense cooperation recently. • Russian retailers and brands have set up their own high-end brands using Merino wool, to replace high-end brands from overseas. Belorussia • Most of the manufacturing sector in Belorussia is state-owned and AWI has continued working with the relevant government departments to help set up a supply chain that will use Australian wool. • The Belorussian government has invested €55 million in the upgrade of Kamvol’s textile manufacturing factory. The new equipment is now enabling Kamvol to manufacture products using good quality finer wool, ie Australian wool. Kamvol has the capacity to produce four million metres of woven fabric. REPORT OF 2015/16 OPERATIONS – OFF-FARM R&D 25
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