Nufarm recovers with markets and performance improvement

Agricultural chemical manufacturer Nufarm has reported sharply better conditions in the first half FY21 as markets recovered across the globe and the company benefitted from its ongoing performance improvement program. The Melbourne company reported revenues up 20 per cent on the previous corresponding period to $1.65 billion, reflecting revenue growth in Australia, Asia Pacific and…

Vaulta to develop products with Canadian battery makers

Brisbane battery casing technology company Battery Graphene Corp, also known as Vaulta, is to develop new battery products with three Canadian companies specialising in high performance lithium ion batteries. Vaulta has signed a memorandum of understanding with Braille Energy Systems, Focus Graphite and Grafoid to conduct market analysis on co-developed projects. Braille produces batteries used…

Celebrating Australian Made – sustaining and growing Opal Australian Paper

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – steps up a gear. With Australian Made week getting underway on Monday, Peter Roberts looks at the benefits an overseas owner can bring to manufacturing, in this case to Opal Australian Paper, makers of Reflex copy paper. Often when an overseas company buys an Australian manufacturer…

Ainsworth profits as gaming recovers from Codid-19 pandemic

Gaming machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology is experiencing improved conditions in its slot machine and online businesses, with the company reporting net profit before tax of $1 million for the second half of the financial year. In line with improved business conditions reported by Aristocrat Leisure, as gaming emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, Ainsworth now…

James Bradley from Diffuse Energy is our latest 2021 READERS SURVEY PRIZE WINNER

James Bradley is another lucky winner drawn from readers who have replied to our 2021 @AuManufacturing reader survey (see here). James, from Diffuse Energy in Newcastle, wins a beautiful Australian-made A5 journal (pictured) from local designers and manufacturers Corban & Blair. Corban & Blair recently onshored the manufacture of its A5 journals, which are made…