Brickworks’ Lindsay Partridge to retire after great achievement

By Peter Roberts Building products group Brickworks has announced the retirement of its long serving Managing Director Lindsay Partridge (pictured). Partridge, who is to be replaced by COO Mark Ellenor, is one of the country’s best respected and most successful manufacturing leaders. A ceramic engineer by training, he worked his way to the top job…

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Electrolux invests in new furnace for oven appliance factory

Global appliance company Electrolux Group has taken a significant step towards net-zero emissions in its remaining Australian factory with the commissioning of a new electric-powered furnace at its Adelaide cooking products plant. Electrolux is the only home appliance company still manufacturing in Australia, employing approximately 450 at Dudley Park who turn out up to 350,000…

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DroneShield R&D to beat anti-drone electronic jamming

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has been awarded a $900,000 R&D contract from a Five-Eyes government to respond to increases in electronic jamming including potentially on the battlefields of Ukraine. The contract aims to leverage the potential of the DroneSentry-X Mk2 and aims to provide a set of software tools to enhance end-user capabilities…

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1414 Degrees demonstrates storage and discharge of industrial process heat

1414 Degrees has announced the completion of the demonstration phase of its $6 million SiBox thermal energy storage project ready for commercialisation. The company, which is developing the SiBox technology in partnership with Woodside Energy Technologies, said the system had delivered continuous process heat at levels needed for industrial use. It defined a cycle of…

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