2023 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue released

The 2023 version of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue, now in its seventh year, has been released, with a record 250 listings of Australian products, services and technologies. The guide aims to promote Australian defence industries here and internationally and has been running since 2017 “Australian defence industry companies across every state and territory of…

3 ways to help the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund revive manufacturing

By Jarryd Daymond, University of Sydney Australia’s federal parliament has approved a A$15 billion National Reconstruction Fund, intended to reverse the nation’s dwindling manufacturing sector. It is the “first step” in Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s election promise “to revive our ability to make world-class products”. The fund will focus on investing in high-tech manufacturing. There…

Wayne Driver, SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand Managing Director, announces retirement

SMC Corporation Australia New Zealand has announced that its Managing Director, Wayne Driver, will be taking an early retirement due to unspecified health and personal reasons, effective April 1.  This decision marks the end of his 33-year tenure at SMC, a Japanese-headquartered specialist in pneumatic and electric automation equipment. “This decision has not been taken…

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ChemX signs MoU with lithium–ion battery company C4V ASX-listed high–purity battery materials development company ChemX Materials has announced the signing of a non–binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US–based battery technology company C4V. C4V is involved in some of the world’s largest gigafactory developments, including Recharge Industries’ gigafactory in Geelong, Australia, as well as iM3NY’s…

Savic holds funding round ahead of production, planned exports

Melbourne-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Savic Motorcycles is seeking investment ahead of production of its C-Series, which was awarded Australian Design Rules (ADR) certification in December.  On Thursday morning Savic told those on its mailing list that it has “decided to extend our capital raising through Equitise, the renowned crowdfunding platform, so that you, our supporters…