Orica takes lead in Latin American explosives market

Chemicals and explosives group Orica will take the lead in the Latin American explosives market buying Exsa, Peru’s leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial explosives. Orica will pay $302 million to penetrate the region’s fastest growing market and create a step-change in the company’s manufacturing footprint. As part of the deal Orica will integrate into…

Robert Bosch invests $17 million in Clayton factory

Robert Bosch Australia has begun construction of a new $17 million Melbourne plant to house its Bosch Manufacturing Solutions operation which advises manufacturers on automation strategy and builds automation equipment and special purpose machines The company announced today that the first sod had been turned on the construction which will also house the company’s Rexroth…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

SciDev’s new US order Wastewater chemical company SciDev has received a $2.08 million order for its solids-liquid separation chemistry for use in the minerals, oil and gas sectors. The order from Phoenix Process Equipment Company is three-month supply of the chemistry, which will be manufactured by Nuoer Group. Reece antibiotic aids kidney infections Infections of…