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CSL finalises purchase of Vifor Pharma Australian biotech and vaccine manufacturer CSL has finalised all regulatory clearances for its $17.2 billion all cash takeover of a complementary healthcare business, Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Vifor. Completion of the acquisition, announced in December will now take place by 9 August. CSL CEO Paul Perreault said the Vifor business…

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Boss company in 3D printing factory for construction

Family-owned building products manufacturer Boss Products has transitioned from its traditional manufacturing processes to the launch a new 3D printing offering for the building and construction industry. Boss’s concrete 3D printing factory in Melbourne is focused on commercial and domestic sectors including supplying planter boxes and retaining walls. Boss Products CEO Michael Boss said: “We…

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Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions produces their first artillery projectiles

Defence manufacturer Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions has manufactured the first artillery projectile from the joint venture’s new Maryborough, regional Queensland plant. The completion of the first batch of projectiles comes a little over two years after construction began on the greenfield site in the Moonaboola Industrial Estate, with a ramp up of production to follow. When…

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