Last month I learned a lot about manufacturing and Industry 4.0 in Australia. I thought I would use this opportunity to share my observations around National Manufacturing Week.
German-based glass and glass ceramics technology company Schott has announced that it will acquire Australian engineering company MiniFAB, in a deal the companies described as linking highly complementary sets of expertise.
With all the talk in business and government about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups these days, what about quality?
Thomas Foods International will invest several hundred million dollars in a new state-of-the-art abattoir at Murray Bridge, almost 18 months since its previous plant was destroyed by fire.
Bioastronautics company Human Aerospace has been established to solve medical and life science issues in space in a bid to improve life on earth.
Incitec Pivot announced yesterday that its Gibson Island ammonia factory will continue running, and that gas supply had been secured through until the end of 2022.
Chemicals and explosives manufacturer Orica (ASX: ORI) has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology called FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device is part of the company’s BlastIQ digital blast technologies suite used to control blasting in mines worldwide. FRAGTrack uses binocular cameras and a 2D/3D image processing algorithm to capture real-time fragmentation measurement…
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the sale of its SPC fruit cannery business to a Melbourne-based joint venture for $40 million.
Trans-tasman mobile crane manufacturer, TRT has launched its newest crane, the TIDD PC28 pick and carry crane on the Australian market. The Kiwi-based company, which also manufactures at Murarrie in Brisbane, launched the TIDD PC28 to 100 government and industry representatives gathered at its Brisbane site. Lawrence Baker, TRT’s COO said the company was proud…
The Australian manufacturing sector continued to grow during May’s federal election month, recording its 33rd straight month of stable or growth results according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index.