BAE Systems could be in the box seat to build Australian n-subs

By Peter Roberts BAE Systems and its Australian arm could be the front runner in the supply of nuclear-powered submarines to the Royal Australian Navy under the AUKUS agreement, according to UK media reports. The London Sun reported that senior ministers were open to the idea of supplying partly-constructed Astute class submarines (pictured) to Australia…

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Global Road Technology gets distribution deal with TotalEnergies

Queensland engineering technology company Global Road Technology has announced a new partnership with TotalEnergies Marketing Australia, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies SE. TotalEnergies’ will become exclusive distributor of GRT’s suite of dust suppression products, designed to stabilise soil while stopping the spread of airborne particulate pollution at mine sites. GRT manufactures a wide range of dust…

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Trajan expands with US software acquisition

Global analytical science and device company Trajan Group Holdings has made another acquisition, this time of a specialised software business from California-based Sierra Analytics. The Ringwood, Victoria company’s US subsidiary has entered into an agreement to buy Sierra’s HDExaminer software operations for $623,000. The software is used in Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry (HDX-MS) which…

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“Fast furniture” detrimental to local industry, environment, says Australian Furniture Association

Cheap, imported furniture is on the rise and creating “an untenable problem for the future.” according to the nation’s peak association for the furnishing sector’s supply chain. In a statement on Monday, the Australian Furniture Association said “thousands of tonnes” of Christmas sale furniture were headed for nature strips and ultimately landfill “in a tragic…

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Corvus to boost precision manufacture with MMI funds

Melbourne-based Corvus Technology Solutions will install high precision machinery at its’ defence manufacturing facility in Victoria, utilising recently announced funding in the first round of the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). This will enable Corvus to produce a large number of precision parts and tooling with very high accuracy and consistency for the defence,…

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