Austin Engineering strengthens North America operations

A new partnership between mining equipment manufacturer Austin Engineering and a Mexican manufacturer is set to strengthen the company’s market position in the United States and central and northern South American markets. The partnership, part of a new ‘hub-and-spoke’ market strategy adopted by Austin after a strategic review, will see Mexico’s Melter manufacture Austin heavy-haul…

How the industry department agencies and programs will be split up

By Denham Sadler Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price will take control of the CSIRO and the Australian Space Agency while Energy Minister Angus Taylor will oversee the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative under their new roles following this month’s reshuffle. Last week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the position of Minister for Industry, Science and…

CSL to complete contracted manufacture of AstraZeneca vaccines in 2022

CSL has confirmed it will continue manufacturing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine into next year, following reports it would cease production early due to local preferences for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The full contract with the federal government to produce approximately 50 million doses of Vaxzevria will be met, with any unused doses donated to countries…

Seeley wins major meat works air con project

Australia’s largest air-conditioning manufacturer, Seeley International, will utilise its unique indirect evaporative cooling products to provide the HVAC system for Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge meat-processing facility in South Australia which will replace one destroyed by fire. Seeley will provide its Climate Wizard indirect evaporative cooling systems (IEC, below) for the project which are…

EOS to launch first four optical relay satellites

Space, communications and defence systems manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has selected a manufacturer to produce the first four of a planned global system of linked optical relay communications satellites. The Canberra company’s US subsidiary, SpaceLink Corporation has selected leading satellite manufacturer OHB Systems AG as the preferred tenderer for the initial constellation of four high…