ABECK Group onshores steel grating manufacture – by Peter Angelico

Australian Manufacturing Forum member Peter Angelico (pictured below) explains why his ABECK Group, a supplier to infrastructure, construction and manufacturing companies, has onshored manufacture of steel gratings previously imported from overseas. As the Covid pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the Australian economy, ordering from an overseas supplier comes with increased risk. There are minimum…

Woolworths adopts data-rich 2DBarcodes

Australian retailers are adopting data-rich 2DBarcodes supplied by non-profit group GS1 Australia to replace traditional barcodes which utilise only Variable Measure Numbers (VMN). Woolworths has adopted the content-rich codes on fresh foods beginning with meat and poultry, providing information on product batch and lot numbers, serial numbers, best before dates, use-by dates, pack dates and…

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PMB Defence to export submarine batteries

PMB Defence (PMB) has won a contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines. The Adelaide manufacturer, formerly known as Pacific Marine Batteries, will manufacture the lead-acid battery systems at its state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities adjacent to the Osborne Naval Shipyard. Built in 2020,…