The South West is a significant contributor to the manufacturing sector in regional Western Australia.
Strong population growth together with significant mining, timber and agriculture in the region have fueled the expansion of manufacturing industries.
Timber product and food and beverage enterprises are among the dominate industries in terms of the number of manufacturers.
The manufacturing sector continues to expand and grow, particularly with value-added industries.
Local manufacturers service the region, but also provide high-tech services for international markets.