McWilliam’s goes into liquidation after 141 years

KPMG has been appointed as administrators of the venerable McWilliam’s Wines Group which has failed after 141 years of continuous operation. Gayle Dickerson, Ryan Eagle and Tim Mableson of KPMG were appointed administrators of McWilliam’s Wines and Mount Pleasant Wines and are undertaking a review of the company’s Griffith and Hunter Valley winemaking assets. They…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you may have missed

Ellex cashes in on medical lasers Ellex Medical Lasers (ASX: ELX) has sold its opthalmic laser (pictured) and ultrasound businesses to London’s Lumibird Grouyp SA for $100 million. The company will return cash to shareholders and focus its business on devices to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration, both fast-growing areas. The company’s Adelaide factory has…

Eden conquers US concrete market

Carbon nanotube concrete additive developer, Eden Innovations (ASX: EDE) begins 2020 the way it ended the previous year – with the announcement that another American state had approved the use of its innovative products. The company announced that North Carolina Department of Transportation had approved the use of EdenCrete PZ after extensive trials. This brings…

Merry Australian made Christmas

Merry Australian Made Christmas to all at the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin group and @AuManufacturing news. It has been a hectic year and a bit since we launched the Forum’s @AuManufacturing news site, so we are taking a break. We hope you have enjoyed our brand of ethical manufacturing journalism. We aim to bring you…

9 South Australian manufacturers to add to your Christmas shopping list

I was so impressed by Shay Chalmers @AuManufacturing story yesterday of nine Christmas-ready Queensland manufactured products, that I couldn’t help but compile my own list. Mine is of manufactures from my own home state of South Australia that belong in any festive stocking, celebration table or for that special indulgence. As Shay said, these companies…

Airspeed and Naval Group to enter composites design competition

Submarine builder Naval Group and composites manufacturer Airspeed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter a design competition organised by Lockheed Martin Australia. Lockheed is a major contractor for systems for the Attack Class submarine which will be built in Adelaide by Naval Group itself. The two companies, strangely including the submarine builder…