Austal wins US contract, joins missile corporation

Perth international shipbuilder Austal has announced new defence contracts in the United States and a move into the guided weapons space, joining other Australian companies in the Australian Missile Corporation AMC) consortium. The company said it would join other Australian businesses which have responded to the federal government’s call for expressions of interest in establishing…

Rotary kiln arrives at Coldrey coal technology demonstration site

Industrial technology group Environmental Clean Technologies has received a rotary kiln (pictured), a key component of its Coldrey technology small-scale commercial demonstration plant at Baccus Marsh in Victoria. The kiln, manufactured in Western Australia, was transported 3,600 kilometres to the site where it forms the heart of the process to dry lignite coal without CO2…

Marketing for manufacturers – How Colorbond succeeds, in depth

Our editorial series Marketing for manufacturers looks at a marketing success story – BlueScope steel’s Colorbond. We talk to Antony Schillaci (pictured below), Group Marketing Manager. @AuManufacturing: Colorbond is one of the great success stories of manufacturing marketing. Colorbond is widely seen to be a luxury, high-end product associated with excellent architecture in Australia, whereas…

11 firms receive defence industrial capability grants

The federal government today announced more than $8 million in support to 11 Australian businesses through the latest round of Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grants. Minister for defence industry Melissa Price said: “These grant recipients are making crucial investments to improve their manufacturing capabilities, which is supporting Australia’s sovereign industrial base.” The grants are…