Carbon Revolution signs contract with unnamed SUV company

Geelong-based one-piece carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution has announced a contract with an unnamed global maker of sport utility vehicles (SUVs).   CEO Jake Dingle said the deal meant there were now five global automotive manufacturers using his company’s high-performance wheels.    “SUVs represent a very important new segment of the market for Carbon…

Orica and BHP create the world’s biggest blast – video

Explosives business Orica (ASX: ORI) has teamed up with miner BHP to create the world’s biggest wireless mine blast at a site in Central Queensland. The competion of a third blast in a series testing industry-leading ORICA WebGen technology has given BHP Mitsui Coal’s Poitrel Mine the title of world’s largest blast using wireless technology.…

IMCRC powers manufacturing transformation

The Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre is living up to its promise of driving industrial transformation, reporting $140 million worth of manufacturing research underway by June 30 this year. In its annual yearly highlights just released, CEO David Chuter reported a further $23 million of government cash had been invested alongside industry to create new…

Local manufacturer Trendpac inducted into the Family Business Australia’s Hall of Fame

Berkeley Vale manufacturer, TrendPac has been inducted into the Family Business Australia NSW/ACT Hall of Fame. The second-generation company shared the prestigious honour alongside Ella Bache and joins former NSW inductees, including Raine & Horne, Akubra Hats, Kennards Hire, Scenic World, and another Central Coast family business, Sharpe Bros., who were inducted in 2008.

Manufacturing decline leaves Australia in the third world of exporters

Analysis by Peter Roberts It is now official. Australia now has the economic diversity and export profile of a typical third world nation. Our antipathy to value-adding activities such as manufacturing in favour of industries that require little more than digging it up and shipping it out, has left us dangerously dependent on quarrying. According…