Jack Fahey, La Trobe University General Motors has announced the Holden brand will be “retired” in 2021. This week’s announcement has been a long time coming. The Holden brand has been in a state of terminal decline since General Motors ceased local manufacturing in October 2017. A once-dominant presence in the everyday life of Australians,…
A $2.9 million project led by ASC Shipbuilding will develop “cutting-edge manufacturing technologies” for use on the Future Frigates program.
The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre based in South Australia today announced some of the first projects for the group that brings together more than 100 national and international partners in a $245 million research initiative.
Composites company XTEK (ASX:XTE) has officially opened its new Adelaide manufacturing facility on Tuesday, enabling commercial quantities of ballistics equipment to be produced for local and international markets.
Monday’s announcement from General Motors, Holden’s US parent, that the brand brand will be “retired” and local design and engineering operations cease is doubtless based on strong financial reasoning, but poor brand management is also part of it.
A new smart compost specially formulated to grow healthier, longer-lasting fruit, vegetables and crops will soon be trialled by an innovative South Australian organics company.
Following weak sales and an apparent backlash from Australian consumers after General Motors Holden ended local manufacture in 2017, GM is ending the Holden brand altogether at the end of the year and closing its Australian design and testing operations.
As the world shifts away from fossil fuels, we will need to produce enormous numbers of wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and batteries. Demand for the materials needed to build them will skyrocket.
The first elements of the new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in southeast Queensland will be handed over to Rheinmetall Defence Australia on Monday, ahead of the planned official launch of the site in July.
There are now more than 45,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, and the disease has caused at least 1,115 deaths. The impact of the virus is now reaching way beyond public health: China is at the heart of global manufacturing, and as supply chains suffer, panic is beginning to set in.