24th June 2013Overview by UGL UnipartDoing Business in Australiawww.uglunipart.com
Who are UGL Unipart?• Joint Venture between:• United Group Limited (Australia) & Unipart Rail (UK)• 500 staff• JV went liv...
Strategic Challenges• RailCorp outsourced contract:• To work alongside RailCorp to achieve world’s best practice for:• Rai...
Current Supply Chain in Australian Rail Industry• Not performing in many metrics:• Quality – inconsistent• Very high price...
General observations of Australian Supply Chain in Australia• Positives:• Australia holds many business growth opportuniti...
Your Unique Partner in Rail
10,000peopleAU$ 2 bturnoverOperating in100 countriesworldwide6 divisionsMajorityowned byemployeesWe takea long termview
The Unipart Group – Where WeWorkNew Location Current Location Deploying Consulting ServicesBrisbaneDenverTorontoMahwahAtla...
Business offerings:• Product Supply• Logistics• ConsultancyInitial desktop research / Visits - UKTISydney Location due to ...
Industry Activities:• Innovation forums• Industry society participation• Key industry activitiesGrowing consultancy and Ni...
States Independent of each other:• Management Structure – one franchise arrangement• Track gauge• Approval Process• Standa...
State and Federal finances in place:- State Transport plans - UKTIFocus on development’s similar to Europe - LXShowcase at...
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    1. 1. 24th June 2013Overview by UGL UnipartDoing Business in Australiawww.uglunipart.com
    2. 2. Who are UGL Unipart?• Joint Venture between:• United Group Limited (Australia) & Unipart Rail (UK)• 500 staff• JV went live from January 2012• RailCorp awarded outsourced contract to UGL Unipart, commencing July 2012 to:• Conduct all L3 Heavy Maintenance for 1,050 Electric fleet vehicles• Provide Logistics and Supply Chain Management services to 7 Electric & DieselMaintenance sites across NSW (1,200 vehicles)• Contract length 7 years with option to extend further 5 years• Value of business $1.8b (GBP 1.2b) over 7 years
    3. 3. Strategic Challenges• RailCorp outsourced contract:• To work alongside RailCorp to achieve world’s best practice for:• Railway car & component maintenance• Logistics & Inventory Management• Develop business capabilities which facilitate diversification into varying markets (e.g.):• Transport• Defence• Marine• Transform supply chain to become highly competent in:• Perfect quality• Globally competitive costs• Exceptional delivery performance• Highly responsiveness• Product & Service Innovation
    4. 4. Current Supply Chain in Australian Rail Industry• Not performing in many metrics:• Quality – inconsistent• Very high prices compared to UK/Europe• Unresponsive• Not lean:• Much talk of being lean, but no real depth in executing lean into business• Not customer centric:• Companies very customer focused and responsive• Minority• Dominated by OEM’s with too few independent alternative suppliers into the railindustry
    5. 5. General observations of Australian Supply Chain in Australia• Positives:• Australia holds many business growth opportunities:• Buoyant economy• Investment in rail• Issues with Sydney region:• Rail industry needs much greater business skills to deliver in:• Quality, Cost, Delivery & Responsiveness• Industrial Relations climate very strong:• Highly unionised labour force• Time difference makes real time support from UK difficult• Government tightening visa approvals process• Sydney region is expensive v costs in UK
    6. 6. Your Unique Partner in Rail
    7. 7. 10,000peopleAU$ 2 bturnoverOperating in100 countriesworldwide6 divisionsMajorityowned byemployeesWe takea long termview
    8. 8. The Unipart Group – Where WeWorkNew Location Current Location Deploying Consulting ServicesBrisbaneDenverTorontoMahwahAtlantaBrazilSouth AfricaUKGermanySpainBelgiumNetherlandsRussiaUAE ChinaTokyoSydney
    9. 9. Business offerings:• Product Supply• Logistics• ConsultancyInitial desktop research / Visits - UKTISydney Location due to sister company operationsAustraliaLaunched at AusRail 2007
    10. 10. Industry Activities:• Innovation forums• Industry society participation• Key industry activitiesGrowing consultancy and Niche Product businessDeveloped Australian specific productsAchievementsFormation of JV with UGL
    11. 11. States Independent of each other:• Management Structure – one franchise arrangement• Track gauge• Approval Process• StandardsTyranny of distance / time – Inter-state and UKHigh proportion of ex-pat employees in IndustryLessons LearntEstablished Rail market – 150 years +
    12. 12. State and Federal finances in place:- State Transport plans - UKTIFocus on development’s similar to Europe - LXShowcase at Industry Show – AusRail in Sydney NovemberOpportunitiesInnovation / Modern technology

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