Australia and Indonesia sign trade deal

Australia and Indonesia have signed the much-delayed Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), opening up new trade opportunities for the two nations. Trade minister, Simon Birmingham, signed the agreement with his Indonesian counterpart, H.E Enggartiasto Lukita, in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday. The agreement has implications for all sectors as 99 per cent of Australian goods by…

Kennards Hire will use Fleet’s nano-satellites to offer new services

Kennards Hire has been named as one of the first launch customers for Adelaide nanosatellite maker, Fleet Space Technology and its industrial internet of things (IoT) satellite services. The national building and handyman hire firm will track the location of its wide range of equipment utilising Fleet’s global array of Centaurti satellites. As reported in…

Quickstep advances new composites technologies

Composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL) has announced two contracts which further commercialise its advanced manufacturing processes. The company is developing its Qure process for manufacturing composites without autoclaving, and its Quickstep lean Production System (QPS). CEO Mark Burgess said in an announcement: “We are continuing to develop our state-of-the-art process technologies to support both…