BlueScope results reflect Covid impact

BlueScope Steel has revealed a strong result for the 2020 financial year with its results in the 18 countries where it operates reflecting local fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Business was disrupted by compulsory industry closures in some markets such as Malaysia and the United States, China is recovering strongly and the company is reviewing…

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Respiri secures global sales and distribution agreement Asthma management system developer Respiri has signed an exclusive agreement with pharmaceutical firm Cipla to sell its Wheezo asthma management device. Cipla will initially market Wheezo in Australia and New Zealand, with further territories including the United States, Europe and India also on Cipla’s radar. Initial minimum sales…

Canberra signals support for Orbital UAV

Defence minister Linda Reynolds has signaled support for Australian involvement in future purchases of unmanned aerial vehicles for the army with a surprise visit to Orbital UAV in Perth. Coming so soon after the release of an updated Force Structure Plan which foreshadowed new spending on unmanned military systems, the visit to UAV engine manufacturer…

Elexon Electronics launches new advanced facility

Brisbane electronics manufacturer Elexon Electronics has opened a new state of the art ‘intelligent factory’ to help it enter new markets in defence and aerospace. State government politicians including manufacturing minister Glenn Butcher (pictured, at right) launched our the new facility along with CEO Frank Faller (left). The government supported the investment in automated surface-mount…