Industry 4.0 foresight: Overcoming barriers for Australia’s future industry champions

In August David Chuter, CEO and managing director of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, had the privilege of participating in the inaugural conference of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum. One of the highlights was the Forum’s panel discussion about ‘Industry 4.0 Foresight’ in which he highlighted the imperative for Australian manufacturers to join the Industry 4.0 movement.

Carbon Revolution signs contract with unnamed SUV company

Geelong-based one-piece carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution has announced a contract with an unnamed global maker of sport utility vehicles (SUVs).   CEO Jake Dingle said the deal meant there were now five global automotive manufacturers using his company’s high-performance wheels.    “SUVs represent a very important new segment of the market for Carbon…

Local manufacturer Trendpac inducted into the Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame

Berkeley Vale manufacturer, TrendPac has been inducted into the Family Business Australia NSW/ACT Hall of Fame. The second-generation company shared the prestigious honour alongside Ella Bache and joins former NSW inductees, including Raine & Horne, Akubra Hats, Kennards Hire, Scenic World, and another Central Coast family business, Sharpe Bros., who were inducted in 2008.

E-waste recycler, recycled roads and industry electrification researchers among Premier’s Sustainability Award winners

The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been held, with winners including Enable Social Enterprises, which took out the Premier’s Recognition Award for its e-waste business.   Enable assists disadvantaged workers in reentering the workforce. Among the company’s businesses is Enable IT Recycling, which “created 10 employment pathways while diverting 133,046kgs of e-waste from landfill” according…