In 2011, Matrix opened the largest composites syntactic foam manufacturing plant in the world. The 20,000 m2 facility is located in Henderson, Western Australia (WA) within the state’s marine complex. When designing the plant, Matrix drew from the latest advanced manufacturing concepts including LEAN Production and one-piece flow. The company also uses highly automated manufacturing processes including moving work cells and production lines, automated chemical processing, robotics and Scada-based control systems. This has allowed Matrix to produce superior quality products that are competitively priced and can be delivered within shorter timeframes.
The complex boasts a large R&D department run by scientists and material engineers from a broad spectrum of industry disciplines. A range of on-site testing facilities allows products to be tested to relevant internal, client and international standards before release.
Matrix invests heavily in its in-house testing capabilities to ensure the majority of tests can be performed on-site, thus eliminating potential bottlenecks in the process flow. In some cases, Matrix will engage an independent third party to verify its own testing results, thereby providing further reassurance that its products will perform to specification.
The commitment to R&D and testing is why Matrix leads the way when it comes to technical innovation and product quality.