Australia’s niche champions – taking back local manufacturing by SMC Corporation

In this sponsored article in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, William Lebihan of SMC Corporation looks at the trend towards reshoring, and some of the support available from global technology leaders. One of the many learnings over the past few months is that of self-sufficiency. In the past, Australia, like many other countries, gradually outsourced a large…

DroneShield sells to two European customers

Drone counter-measure company DroneShield Ltd has received orders from government agencies of two separate European countries for its products. The first order is for the Company’s DroneSentinel multi-sensor detection system, controlled by the DroneShieldComplete Command-and-Control (“C2”) engine. The order also includes its DroneGun Tactical portable counterdrone equipment. The second order is from the Ministry of…

Cochlear’s China plant takes shape

Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear is pressing ahead with construction of its first Chinese manufacturing plant in Chengdu in Sichuan province (pictured). The $90 million investment was announced in 2017 ‘to facilitate local market growth and provide additional manufacturing support for products in China and emerging markets’, according to the company. It is believed the plant…