Penfolds ‘respectfully’ acknowledges China dumping inquiries

Treasury Estate Wines which has been exporting its Penfolds prestige wines to China since 1995 has ‘respectfully’ acknowledged anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into Australian wine exports by China’s Ministry of Commerce. Chairman Paul Rayner told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting that the investigations did not change the company’s long-term commitment to China…

Working smarter with data – seizing the opportunity by Sercan Altun

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with electronics engineer Sercan Altun, who maps out the digital transformation challenges on offer in Australia’s transition to an industry 4.0 economy. Manufacturing has always been the essential driver of the wealth and prosperity of nations since the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Green Distillation Technologies doubles size of Warren tyre recycling plant Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies will double the production capacity of their plant at Warren in Western New South Wales with the installation of an additional processing module. Construction of the module, which turns end-of-life tyres into high value oil, carbon and steel, is…

THG enters vanadium redox flow battery business

Strategic metals company TNG Ltd has launched a new vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) business unit as part of the vertical integration of its flagship Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory. The strategy further diversifies the company’s green energy interests and will capitalise on the planned production of high-purity vanadium pentoxide from Mount…

New German-Australian minesite electric vehicle charging station

West Australian mining services supplier Murray Engineering and Siemens have collaborated to develop a high-powered electric vehicle charging station (pictured) for use at mines both below and above ground. The vehicle agnostic charging stations will first be used to power a new light electric vehicle (eLV) being designed and manufactured by Murray Engineering to handle…

Wysiwyg 3D Joins the GoProto Group

Australian 3D scanning and printing businesses Wysiwyg and the GoProto Group have merged to offer a unified laser scanning, 3D printing, prototyping and manufacturing service bureau. The introduction of scanning and digitising expertise into GoProto’s advanced manufacturing network enables a streamlined solution at every stage of the product development cycle, according to the companies. GoProto…

Working smarter with data – Orica gives miners the digital edge

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with a look at chemicals and explosives company, Orica that is digitising its products. Rajkumar Mathiravedu tells Peter Roberts how using data is bringing benefits for the company and its customers. For chemical and explosives company, Orica, digitising the deceptively simple task of packing explosives into…

Working smarter with data – Australia’s first digital apprenticeship

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with the launch of Australia’s first digital apprenticeship. With COVID-19 casting a long shadow on the plans of the nation’s school leavers, industry has teamed up with Skills Lab to launch Australia’s first Digital Engineering Apprenticeship as a pathway to an in-demand career. The new apprenticeship,…