Bartlett to supply canvas products to defence

Ballarat based Bartlett Manufacturing is to supply its hand-sewn canvas tarps to the Australian Defence Force. The company, a manufacturer of woven synthetic fabrics including tarps and blinds, has been awarded ‘a significant contract’ – highlighting the company’s industry leading capabilities and quality workmanship according to a statement. The final contract was executed recently via…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Calix’s strong profit during technology expansion Industrial technology company Calix has boosted revenues and margins as it pushes ahead with major expansions of its technology development and commercialisation programs. The company reported 39 per cent growth in product sales led by its US water treatment businesses which is undergoing expansion. Total revenue was up 22…

The digital path to growth – Sleep Corp shows how the TCF sector can prosper

The textile, clothing and footwear sector is widely seen as all but extinct in Australia, but this is far from true. Here @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – the digital path to growth – looks at Sleep Corp, a company which is deploying advanced technology to prosper making top-of-bed products. Considered threatened in the 1980s and 1990s,…

The digital path to growth – robotic process automation by Sebastian Seutter

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – the digital path to growth – looks at the role of robotic process automation in the manufacturing value chain. Here Sebastian Seutter explains how the nature of automation has changed with robotic process automation. The drive towards automation in the manufacturing industry is very simple. Automation emulates human work, meaning…

ICN’s new gateway aids finding new business – by Warren Jansen

Industry Capability Network’s (ICN) flagship product for online procurement and supply chain system, ICN Gateway, has officially relaunched. The new ICN Gateway will make it even easier for project owners to promote their projects and suppliers to find work and promote their capabilities. By Warren Jansen Industry Capability Network (ICN) is a business network helping…