The effects of the current pandemic have become apparent, with Australian manufacturing recording its biggest month-to-month fall in the history of the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index for April, following a rebound in March.
By Elizabeth Thurbon, UNSW; Hao Tan, University of Newcastle; John Mathews, Macquarie University, and Sung-Young Kim, Macquarie University The chaos of COVID-19 has now hit global energy markets, creating an outcome unheard of in industrial history: negative oil prices. With the world’s largest economies largely in lockdown, demand for oil has stagnated. Essentially, the…
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is calling for submissions to inform its Renewable Energy Roadmap, with a deadline in late-May.
ANCA CNC Machines has announced that it is part of the Grey Innovation-led consortium of Australian manufacturers working to produce invasive ventilators
Sussex Taps has not been greatly impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Brent Balinski spoke to the second-generation manufacturer’s director Vanessa Katsanevakis about a growing preference for locally-made goods, and why she expects this to continue.
Hospitality, event and medical supplier Clets Linen & Co has earned a contract to produce disposable isolation gowns for the National Medical Stockpile.
Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 moves onwards. Alex Kingsbury discusses how our advanced manufacturers have responded to necessity in the current crisis, and how we can encourage a flexible and sophisticated manufacturing sector into the future.
March crude steel production figures have highlighted the impact of the Covid-19 across the world, with production for the month down 6 per cent compared to 2019.
By James Riley When President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act as a response to coronavirus in early April it provided a stark acknowledgement of supply-chain gaps not only in the United States, but within the supply chains of its good mate Australia as well. Through a frantic and co-ordinated period of action, both countries…
The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to revive Australia’s manufacturing capabilities and reduce the nation’s reliance on global supply chains, according to leading industry players at the heart of Australia’s defence manufacturing sector.