Industrial equipment supplier Liquip expands in New South Wales.

Manufacturer and distributor of bulk handling and storage equipment, Liquip International has sold its NSW and Victorian service operations to to its Victorian distributor. The distributor, operated by Tracey Hourd and Jeff Borg has established a new dedicated NSW distribution, workshop and service operation, Liquip NSW. The facility, which opened in November, provides ‘solution focused,…

WiseTech Global expands footprint in logistics.

Australian losistics software giant, WiseTech Global (ASX: WTC) has bought Stockholm-based customs and logistics solutions provider, CargoIT. Headquartered in Stockholm, CargoIT offers customs management solutions along with their freight forwarding, warehousing and transport solutions to over 150 customers, which include DHL, Kerry Logistics, SAS Cargo, Clas Ohlson, Mondelez International, Mitsubishi Motors, and Hyundai. The move…

Australians are rich – so let’s make things that fit the market!

Analysis by Peter Roberts. Australians are among the richest people in the world, in fact among the richest people who have ever lived on this planet, but few of us accept this and what it means for manufacturing. The 2018 Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse, shows that Australians are the world’s second richest judged…

@AuManufacturing partners with Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit 2019.

@AuManufacturing and the Australian Manufacturing Forum have teamed up with the third annual Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit which will take place in Sydney on February 26 and 27. Peter Roberts, editor of @AuManufacturing will speak at the event and host the afternoon session on the second day of the two day event. Roberts will speak…

Minister spruiks defence exports but is that enough?

Comment by Peter Roberts. The new defence industry minister, Steven Ciobo is touring South East Asia this week spruiking Australian defence exports, something it is generally hard to fault. He is supporting the 20 companies exhibiting at Indo Defence Expo and Forum 2018 in Indonesia, and having meetings in Singapore to strengthen bilateral defence industry…

Government funds fail to save jobs at Port Pirie smelter.

An financial commitment of $290 million by the SA Government has ensured the survival of one of the world’s largest metals smelters at Port Pirie, but failed to stem job losses. The funding, part of a $660 million upgrade of the giant Nystar lead and silver smelter, was not linked to any job retention guarantees,…

Victorian government commits to directly funding skills.

It what looks like a move timed to coincide with the state election, the Victorian government is to spend $234,700 to boost the skills of a major regional manufacturer. The local member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, announced the funding for the Barker Trailers Regional Workforce Development project through the Government’s Regional Skills Fund. Barker Trailers…