The Thales Protected Vehicles facility in Bendigo is preparing for full rate production of the Hawkei, with 1,100 vehicles and 1,058 associated trailers to be delivered to the federal government.
The NSW government is aiming to boost R&D in the state via Parliamentary Secretary Gabrielle Upton’s new advisory council. But what’s the best way for the government to support startups, industry and academia to create new jobs and foster investments?
Listed health and beauty products manufacturer Star Combo Pharma has announced that it will increase capacity at its nutraceutical manufacturing site in Smithfield, in Sydney’s southwest, through an $11 million investment including in 13 new production lines.
Grants totalling $731,000 have been awarded to seven enterprises under the NSW government’s Circulate Program, managed by the state’s EPA, aiming to decrease waste of glass, textiles, food and other materials.
TAE Aerospace has increased its engine maintenance work for the Air Force and is working with General Electric International Incorporated (GEII) to export its innovations, according to the defence minister.
A South Australian company that developed an acoustic listening device for monitoring the health of wind turbines has begun commercial production for the huge US market.
Two straight months of growth for manufacturing came to an end in August, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, with the Melbourne lockdown contributing to the negative result.
Australian wattle seeds are scheduled to be launched on a SpaceX flight next month, head to the International Space Station where they will remain for six months, and then return home to be studied by schoolchildren under the inaugural Australian Seeds in Space educational program.
For 50 years hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of a “hydrogen economy” is now enjoying a new wave of enthusiasm — but it is not a silver bullet.
In this part of @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, Simon Dawson shares three three points consistently raised in conversations with SMEs, each worth considering in terms of successful niche manufacturing.