Building products group Boral has rejected a formal takeover offer from Seven Group which values the company at $8 billion. The company, which has been struggling to sell assets following a disastrous foray into the North American market, rejected the $6.50 a share offer which offered shareholders no premium over the latest market price. Seven…Details
Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at BusTech Group which saw opportunity where others hesitated, investing in human capital to create a new national automotive manufacturing group. It is not every day that you hear about a capital company that sees opportunity in investing in Australian manufacturing. And it is even…Details
Perth international shipbuilder Austal has delivered its tenth Guardian-class Patrol Boat to the Department of Defence for gifting to the Solomon Islands Government. The RSIPV Taro (pictured), built at Austal’s Henderson shipyard, is the second Guardian-class Patrol Boat to be delivered to the Solomon Islands under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, part of Australia’s…Details
Rove Concepts has completed the first pre-production prototype of a new wheelchair which uses 3D printed titanium lugs and carbon fibre tubes to deliver weight savings and superior performance. “We aim to bring a high-level of chair quality to the masses, rather than to just elite athletes,” said Ryan Tilley, co-founder of Rove. Tilley is…Details
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St Marys-based Baker & Provan will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday. The Western Sydney company specialises in heavy fabrication, machining and on-site support, with customers including in the defence, rail and heavy industry sectors. It employs over 50 at three sites, including six apprentices. Madeline Baker, granddaughter of co-founder Arthur Baker, said in a…Details
Fertiliser and explosives group Incitec Pivot’s trouble-plagued Waggaman ammonia plant in the US (pictured) has failed yet again, this time twice in only a matter of weeks. Last month @AuManufacturing reported that the plant broke down on March 17 ‘as a result of a dry gas seal failure and vibrations in the turbine on the…Details
By Brent Balinski As has been said many times before, the pandemic has driven home the importance of local manufacturing. Consumers and others have responded. According to Roy Morgan research carried out in June last year for Australian Made, just over half of respondents had a higher preference for locally-made goods since Covid emerged, and…Details