Global Maintenance USG originated in 2002 as an initiative of local contractors with support from the Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group and South Australian Government. GMUSG developed as one of the State’s first Industry Clusters. Industry clusters are typically a group of independent enterprises working collaboratively within a common industry sector and geographic area with an aim to improve productivity, foster innovation and increase local business participation.
GMUSG draws on collective resources, market intelligence and expertise to improve member capabilities; market engagement; and ultimately business opportunities. GMUSG is now established as an important part of the Upper Spencer Gulf economic development framework and will continue to play its part to enhance the prosperity and sustainability of Upper Spencer Gulf communities. GMUSG has established a strong reputation as a regional connector for major project and asset owners to local suppliers, in a collaborative effort to reach their local procurement targets. Local procurement plays a significant role in ensuring the flow-on effects from regional operations are beneficial to local communities. This creates a practical ‘shared value’ approach to project activities within regional South Australia.