The ACCC will review the sale of Ellex Lasers and Ultrasound to Lumibird Group SA following the sale’s approval by shareholders. While many of the conditions for the sale, announced in December, have been satisfied, Ellex and Lumibird are continuing to work on the remaining conditions. Under the sale agreement Lumibird will purchase Ellex Medical…
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Clever products and reshoring are interesting, but they need to make commercial sense. Brent Balinski spoke to Alan Lipman, CEO of Romar Engineering, about the company’s recent work, the impact of covid-19 on bringing manufacturing home, and more.
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.
Robern Menz, the Adelaide confectioner which re-introduced the Violet Crumble chocolate bar to Australia, is set to bring back another icon – the Polly Waffle. The company bought the rights to make both chocolate bars from Nestle, and immediately re-worked its existing honeycomb production lines to make the Violet Crumble. Now the federal government has…
Ford Australia announced on Wednesday that it is making and donating PPE for healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to advance its space tactical sensor system for the Australian Defence Force.
An emergency bed project linking US Fortune 500 US company Stryker with four Australian manufacturers has highlighted the strength and adaptability of the local sector, according to those involved.
ANCA CNC Machines has announced that it is part of the Grey Innovation-led consortium of Australian manufacturers working to produce invasive ventilators
In the wake of COVID-19, we’re seeing intense international competition for urgently-needed supplies including personal protection equipment and ventilators. In Australia, this could extend to other critical imports such as pharmaceuticals and medicines. And when our manufacturing sector can’t fill unexpected breaks in supply chains, we all face risk.
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.