Gupta’s Liberty steel play – BHP Steel writ large

Comment by Peter Roberts British businessman Sanjeev Gupta has announced a restructuring of his iron and steel making empire, using the very same strategy employed to build Australia’s steel industry, but on a global stage. As reported by @AuManufacturing, Gupta’s GFC Alliance is restructuring its UK steel and engineering assets, the Liberty Primary Steel works…

Billion dollar battery factory closer to reality

Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX: MNS) has reported positive progress by Imperium3 Townsville (iM3 TSV) developing a business case for a $2 billion lithium-ion battery cell gigafactory in Townsville. Magnis is one third owner of Imperium which said findings supported the radid development in both the business case and technical solution for a 12 GWh production…

How the election can be a positive for manufacturing

Comment by Peter Roberts No-one expects the coming federal election to be decided on the fundamental challenges facing Australia’s economy and manufacturing sector. But there are signs of a more progressive attitude towards industry policy and some understanding of the massive changes being wrought by innovation in product and production processes. To my mind, one…