Capral acquires EDGE Architectural Glazing

Aluminium products group Capral Aluminium has acquired EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems from Victorian based aluminium supplier Aluminium Industries of Australia. This will see Capral supply products from the EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems range in Victoria and eventually to other parts of Australia. Capral CEO Tony Dragicevich said: “This is an important acquisition for Capral as…

Celebrating Australian Made – Corban & Blair, from a female economy perspective

@AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series turns today to the value of collaboration in business, and 30 year old design business, Corban & Blair. Here Jade Collins talks with Gillian Corban and Amanda Blair. Q: How are Corban & Blair’s environmental credentials matching the expectations of ethical consumers? A: It has always been our purpose…

Defence unleashes promise of autonomous, underwater vessels

Defence is often criticised for favouring large, traditional naval systems such as submarines and frigates while going slow on the future role of small, autonomous and unmanned underwater systems. Following news last month that defence was in negotiations for a US$100 million co-funded design, development and manufacturing programme for extra large autonomous underwater vehicles (XL-AUVs),…

Defence purchasing need to change to grow local SMEs – Rebecca Humble

Australian defence contractor Nova Systems led a meeting of defence SMEs at the recent Indo Pacific Maritime exposition, to discuss defence industry policy. Here, Rebecca Humble argues that policy settings are not succeeding in growing small SMEs into larger ones, and larger ones to the scale where they can compete against foreign companies and bid…