Welcome to the Feature Series for Australian Manufacturing, where each month we will shine the focus on one particular Australian manufacturer and breakdown what really gives them the competitive advantage, in an otherwise difficult sector.
Just a quick re-cap in case you missed our last few feature articles dedicated to Tomcar Australia — the company that manufactures the best all-terrain vehicle available on the market.
Tomcar Australia has dedicated decades to perfecting the off-road Tomcar and has revolutionised the way all-terrain vehicles are made. Tomcars are now used in numerous industries and have met all sorts of needs and requirements put forth by clients in the mining, defence, tourism and other industries.
Most all-terrain vehicles are made quickly and cheaply — with no thought to the end-user, especially the Australian end-user, and are made from plastic and other flimsy materials. All Tomcars are hand-made to order and use the highest grade materials available.
Having in mind the serious role a Tomcar Australia plays in each industry, safety comes first. In order to guarantee safety, Tomcar places the focus of the manufacturing process on quality.
“Quality is the key and our key differentiator. Quality is built into the manufacturing process, and the standard of vehicles is world-class,” CEO and Co-Founder David Brim states.
MTM Auto, the local supplier who manufactures Tomcar in Melbourne, follow the automotive methodology which is apart of lean manufacturing & quality principles:
- ISO/TS 16949 — the Quality Management System applicable to Automotive, Design, Manufacturing and Assembly accreditation
- AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 — the Quality Management System applicable to the above but in Auto and Non-Auto industries
- AS/NZS ISO 14001:2001 — the Environmental status encompassing the design and manufacturing capabilities
“There is a certain art to limiting what you make, so you ensure you make the best. We are ruthlessly focused on delivering the best vehicle in our chosen segments of defence, agriculture and mining. This ensures we are fit for purpose. We find that it is what you actually leave out that makes the best design. We ensure we never suffer from ‘feature creep’. The Tomcar is a perfect expression of ‘Function over Form’.”