Swinburne University of Technology’s Industry 4.0 Initiative has been recognised at the 14th Australian Business Awards.
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index released this morning shows the industry returning to overall expansion, but highlights a widening gap in performance between growing and other sectors within Australian manufacturing.
Calix (ASX:CXL) has announced that a project in Belgium trialling its carbon capture technology has completed preliminary test runs, and that this was successfully demonstrated on cement and lime meal.
The lead researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia say by-products created in the breakdown process could also be harnessed as an energy source for microorganisms that the polluting plastics currently plague.
The state’s largest gas distributor, Jemena, has announced the purchase of NSW’s first electrolyser, which will create hydrogen for a five-year trial to introduce hydrogen to the gas grid.
Federal industry minister Karen Andrews will meet with senior manufacturing industry leaders in Canberra today to discuss the future of the sector a decade from now.
Explosives and mine technology group Orica (ASX: ORI) has announced that its 2017 purchase of the GroundProbe business has exceeded expectations with the new division considered a growth engine for the company. GroundProbe, which makes laser and radar monitoring and measurement systems, cost Orica $205 million to buy but has exceeded the company’s original business…
Diversified Perth engineering and construction firm WestStar Industrial (ASX: WSI) has seen a surge in business on the back of strong activity in the WA mining sector. The company announced its largest-ever quarterly sales for the final quarter of 2018-19, with $17.8 million in cash receipts. Its’ SIMPEC division won a $10 million contract during…
A Perth based electrical contracting firm has enjoyed a spectacular increase in sales and productivity, thanks to a shift in business strategy to local manufacturing.
A $855,000 Workplace Training Innovation Fund grant was announced today at casting company A.W Bell, supporting a project with the Chisholm Institute “to develop an Australian-first training course in investment casting and defence manufacturing.”