Brickworks joins forces with FBR

Leading brick manufacturer Brickworks Building Products (ASX: BKW) has joined forces with robotics company FBR (ASX: FBR) to automate bricklaying operations. The two companies have annouced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture, Fastbrick Australia Pty Ltd, to provide ‘Wall as a Service’ (WaaS) services to the construction market. Fastbrick will charge…

Tritium readies for North American expansion

Brisbane electric vehicle charger manufacturer, Tritium is preparing to expand in the Americaswith the appointment of a high powered regional president. Tritium, which makes a DC fast charger station, has appointed cleantech leader Jeff Wolfe to the newly created role accelerate market penetration. His appointment will help to navigate a diverse and complex regulatory environment…

EOS joins the big league

Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has joined the list of Australia’s top 40 defence contractors published by the prestigious Australian Defence Magazine. The company, which makes laser systems to track space debris, optical telescopes, and remotely operated weapons (ROW) systems, is the country’s third largest SME defence business. EOS Defence CEO Grant Sanderson told…

Austal massively increases revenue forecast

Perth shipbuilder Austal (ASX: AST) has massively increased its earnings guidance for this financial year. In an announcement to the exchange it dramatically upped sales guidance from $1.3 billion for the year to $ 1.9 billion. @AuManufacturing reported earlier this month that the company was building a major sustainment business for the ships it was…

CSL – the star performer in manufacturing

Analysis by Peter Roberts Blood and vaccine product company CSL (ASX: CSL) is living proof that manufacturing can not only prosper from an Australian base, but can find support among Australian investors. The company along with medical device makers, Cochlear and ResMed, stands alone in an investment landscape that otherwise is patchy in its support…