Grants up to $750,000 available to food manufacturers to expand in or relocate to WA

Western Australian food and beverage manufacturers have been invited to apply for the $7 million second round of the state’s Value Add Investment Grants program. Grants under the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) program offer matched funding for agriculture, food and beverage companies under two project streams: Feasibility stream grants are…

Titomic adds “two giants of the cold spray industry” to management

Cold spray additive manufacturing company Titomic has announced two new senior management appointments, with Bruce Colter to begin as General Manager – Titomic USA, and Neil Matthews as Head of Business Development – Repairs, beginning May 2. In an announcement on Tuesday, Titomic’s Managing Director Herbert Koeck,described the pair as “two giants of the Cold Spray…

Africa faces hard knocks as rich countries take manufacturing back home

By Jonathan Munemo, Salisbury University The global economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this year has intensified the risk of declining trade integration between countries. A process referred to as the deglobalisation of trade. The pandemic sent shocks through supply chains across…

First grant awarded under new NT Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund

The first grant under the Northern Territory Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF) has been awarded, supporting expansion by Corrosion Instruments (CI), a designer and manufacturer of cathodic protection, monitoring and measurement equipment. CI will receive $110,000 in co-investment from the AMEF for a project budgeted at $220,000, and which will help develop the company’s next…