South Australian companies are ramping up hand sanitiser production to fill local shortages.
I strongly believe manufacturing is an essential service. We now have over 1500 companies that have signed up to the Covid19 National Manufacturing Response. That’s over 1500 Australian manufacturing companies putting their hand up to say “We’re ready, willing and able”.
As teachers across the world grapple with converting to home learning classes, a South Australian Edtech company is stepping in to offer a free Learning at Home course.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim victims around the world, the race is on to produce the right medicines to fight it. This includes developing a vaccine to stop people from falling ill in the first place, testing kits and drugs to treat those that fall ill with COVID-19.
As Australian manufacturers step in to provide enough protective masks during the Covid-19 crisis, imports of faulty personal protective equipment (PPE) are also on the rise, according to a report.
Australian clothing and boot maker RM Williams has announced it will close its Adelaide factory for four weeks due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The manufacturing sector ended four months of contraction in March, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index.
New Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates paint a grim picture of the direct economic costs of public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the need for more government support to cushion the blow.
Adelaide packaging company Detmold Group has reached an agreement with the state and federal governments to supply 145 million respirator and surgical masks, which it says will see it invest over $1 million locally and take on up to 160 extra staff.
Nine female high school teachers are soon to complete a TAFE SA welding course they hope will help inspire more young women to pursue careers in naval shipbuilding.