Manufacturers may be called up to defeat virus

The federal government has reached out to the manufacturing sector to help defeat the coronavirus now threatening Australia. The government has issued a request for information from companies capable of supplying medical personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes surgical gowns, gloves, goggles, hand sanitisers, clinical waste bags, waste bag closure devices (ties), blood and fluid…

Profiles of success: the regional electronics manufacturer that listens to trees

Award-winning electronics business ICT International launched its new production facility in Armidale last week. Brent Balinski spoke to co-founder and CEO Susan Cull about keeping customers in 55 countries happy while operating from “a small country town”.

Thou shalt not steal

By Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre The wine industry is plagued by knockoffs. Piracy tactics range from mis-labelled bottles, over diluting of products to using similar-but-different brands – a glass of Benfolds, anyone? You can talk about “the sincerest form of flattery”, but don’t do it around Treasury Wine Estates. We can’t be sure of…

Redarc’s big step forward in defence industry

Adelaide’s Redarc Defence Systems has demonstrated the wisdom of its growth from automotive supplier to defence contractor with a new order from Norwegian contractor, Kongsberg Defence Australia. The company has selected Redarc Defence to supply electro-mechanical components for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability for the Australian Army. Redarc, which has…