Austal results show the profit power of Australia’s niche champions

As @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series continues today with a profile of Seeley International, shipbuilder Austal is showing the power of competing in a global marketplace. The Perth company today reported record revenues and profits as its leadership in global aluminium ship construction and geographic and product diversification pay dividends. In the 2020 financial year…

NSW imports trains that don’t fit tunnels, now ferries that won’t go under bridges

By Peter Roberts The New South Wales government’s obsession with buying overseas has reached new lows with news that it is importing ferries that won’t fit under its Parramatta River bridges with passengers sitting on the top deck. The fiasco mirrors its buy from overseas of intercity trains that wouldn’t fit through the tunnels in…

Australia’s niche champions – Seeley International goes cold on its niche

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series has highlighted the well established and the emerging niche leaders in Australian industry. Today Peter Roberts talks with Frank Seeley, perhaps Australia’s coolest salesman. The time was 1972 – the year the axe first fell on protectionism with Labor’s Gough Whitlam’s unilateral 25 per cent cut in tariffs scything through…

Orica reports more precise blasting with WebGen

Explosives manufacturer Orica has reported more precise and safer underground ore blastig results with its increasingly automated WebGen blasting system. The Melbourne company said Nexa Resources (Nexa Vazante) had been able to improve safety and ore recovery with a single WebGen blast at its Brazilian mine. The fully wireless blast initiation system significantly reduced ore…

Australia’s niche champions – tna Solutions innovates to success

Our Australia’s niche champions series continues today with Alf Taylor, co-founder of global food processing and packaging machine manufacturer, tna Solutions. Here Alf reveals the key to global strength. Innovation is at the core of tna’s manufacturing philosophy. At the heart of our business, is a team of passionate individuals who continue to drive tna’s…