Ansell on track despite coronavirus spread

Global protective glove manufacturer Ansell is one of the few large companies that has been able to reaffirm its profit projections for the year despite the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The manufacturer of rubber industrial and surgical gloves told investors it was experiencing very strong demand for its AlphaTec hand and body chemical protection products. There…

The reinvention of Australian Industry Content and its ramifications

Australian Manufacturing Forum viewpoint by Mike Kalms Without anything really changing, Australian Industry Content Policy (AICP) is now unalterably different. There have been relatively cosmetic changes to how AICP is described, at what thresholds it applies, and how it might be measured, but none of these constitute wholesale change or any sort of ‘policy re-write’.…

New digital shipbuilding diploma launched

Australia’s first digital shipbuilding course has been launched to support the increased pace and sophistication of naval shipbuilding in Australia. With the federal government letting $90 billion in contracts for patrol boats, frigates and submarines, yards in Perth and Adelaide are increasingly digitally enabled. The BAE Systems yard being enlarged at Osborne in South Australasia…