Chair of building products company CSR has said Australian manufacturers were paying gas prices similar to or greater than those in gas-poor Asian countries, and that this could end up sending companies offshore.
Number of Australian automotive manufacturers up since 2015, “positive signs are emerging,” says new report
An investigation into automotive manufacturing in Australia by ACA Research has found the number of companies increased from 260 to 300, employing 9,800, and with a combined value of $4 billion.
Canberra-based Xtek (ASX: XTE) has earned a $1 million Sovereign Industry Capability Priority grant, which will assist the company in establishing a composites manufacturing facility for its combat armour products.
An 18-month Melbourne trial of 200 railway sleepers, made by Integrated Recycling of Mildura, began today.
The NSW and Victorian governments should be following the Queensland government’s lead and opening up new gas supplies for industrial users, according to Manufacturing Australia.
A sale of Casella Family Brands, best known for its Yellow Tail range of wines, is reportedly being considered.
The Australian Made Campaign has announced that the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo has become a registered trademark in Hong Kong, the sixth-biggest buyer of Australian merchandise exports.
The University of Sydney-led Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and their applications (CUAVA) has been officially opened this week, aiming to increase skills relevant to Australia’s space industry.
Researchers at the USA’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new single-step production technique that can produce wire, rod and tube parts directly from aluminium powder, and which they say could be useful in the automotive industry.
Manufacturing optimism has picked up following the election, but an overall loss of momentum beginning mid-2018 persists, according to the long-running Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends.