Austal results show the profit power of Australia’s niche champions

As @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series continues today with a profile of Seeley International, shipbuilder Austal is showing the power of competing in a global marketplace. The Perth company today reported record revenues and profits as its leadership in global aluminium ship construction and geographic and product diversification pay dividends. In the 2020 financial year…

NSW imports trains that don’t fit tunnels, now ferries that won’t go under bridges

By Peter Roberts The New South Wales government’s obsession with buying overseas has reached new lows with news that it is importing ferries that won’t fit under its Parramatta River bridges with passengers sitting on the top deck. The fiasco mirrors its buy from overseas of intercity trains that wouldn’t fit through the tunnels in…

Australia’s niche champions – Seeley International goes cold on its niche

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series has highlighted the well established and the emerging niche leaders in Australian industry. Today Peter Roberts talks with Frank Seeley, perhaps Australia’s coolest salesman. The time was 1972 – the year the axe first fell on protectionism with Labor’s Gough Whitlam’s unilateral 25 per cent cut in tariffs scything through…