Keytone Dairy expands in Australia and NZ

Fast-growing trans-Tasman dairy group Keytone Dairy has reported strong growth and diversification in the past year with the company now operating from five manufacturing facilities in Australia and New Zealand. The manufacturer of formulated dairy and health and wellness products reported a loss of $7.45 million for the year to 31 March on turnover of…

The new deal plan for manufacturing – summary and recommendations

The @AuManufacturing new deal plan for manufacturing, crowd sourced from readers and members of the Australian Manufacturing Forum LInkedin group, is released today after two months work. Here we present the plan’s executive summary and core recommendations. The full plan may be downloaded here. After close to three decades of economic growth Australia’s luck has…

Maggie Beer steps up online sales

Listed food manufacturer Longtable, which makes the Maggie Beer range of luxury products, has stepped up its online business as Covid-19 lockdowns and restaurant closures affected sales growth, with the downturn especially apparent in April. The Barossa Valley company told investors that its St David Dairy and Paris Creek dairy businesses had been hit by…

Williamtown to be defence and aerospace hub

The New South Wales government has announced the area around Williamtown air force base will be the state’s fifth special business activation precinct. Deputy premier John Barilaro said the area will turbocharge the region’s growth as a national and international defence and aerospace hub. The NSW Government will define 10,000 hectares around the Port Stephens…

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS TO DELIVER PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Three University of Wollongong-led research projects have been awarded close to $1 million funding to develop blockchain and electric powertrain technologies. The grants, through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme, are designed to bring university researchers together with industry partners. Professor Willy Susilo of UOW’s School of Computing and Information Technology received $199,857 for…