In a move being mourned by the local community Coca-Cola filled its last bottle of soft drink yesterday at its Adelaide factory. The Thebarton factory operated for 66 years, and was something of a local icon regularly opening its doors to school tour groups. But now South Australia will be supplied from plants in Western…
An Industry Growth Centres showcase at Parliament House yesterday highlighted some of the successful projects from the initiative, and coincided with an announcement from industry minister Karen Andrews of the program’s extension by another two years.
NSW’s Flavourtech, a Griffith-based business making specialised machinery for “aroma recovery, extraction and evaporation solutions”, won the Manufacturing category at last week’s Australian Export Awards. Brent Balinski spoke to Paul Smith, Flavourtech’s Financial Controller, about the company’s expansion, its technology, and its success internationally.
The refusal of car makers to share their technical information and its effect on independent repairers has been in the spotlight lately. There are some similarities to a saga from earlier in the decade, and one which has led to the existence of a company calling itself Australia’s first and only watch manufacturer.
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced today that it will sell its SPC business, following a strategic review launched in August.
Analysis by Peter Roberts. Since the fall of the dollar from its resources-boom highs manufacturing has been on the up with the small and medium size business (SMEs) sector now emerging as a star performer in the economy. Tentatively at first SMEs used up spare capacity, but now leaders such as Adelaide-based REDARC Electronics are…
Packaging maker Orora (ASX: ORA) has become the second company in a week to expand in the United States, citing a better business environment. Orora, which was split off from the giant AMCOR packaging group, will spend $110 million to buy Texas-based Pollock Packaging, beefing up its US operations. The company has 28 packaging plants…
Winners in the 56th Australian Export Awards were named at an event in Canberra last night (Tuesday), with the Australian Exporter of the Year title shared by Aspen Medical and SEAPA.
Production has begun at the Sonnen battery factory in Adelaide, at the site of the former GM Holden plant.
Naval defence procurement is very big business. Nine Hunter-class frigates will cost Australian taxpayers A$35 billion; the 12 submarines to replace the existing Collins-class subs at least A$50 billion.