Orica takes lead in Latin American explosives market

Chemicals and explosives group Orica will take the lead in the Latin American explosives market buying Exsa, Peru’s leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial explosives. Orica will pay $302 million to penetrate the region’s fastest growing market and create a step-change in the company’s manufacturing footprint. As part of the deal Orica will integrate into…

Vale Holden: how America’s General Motors sold us the Australian dream

Jack Fahey, La Trobe University General Motors has announced the Holden brand will be “retired” in 2021. This week’s announcement has been a long time coming. The Holden brand has been in a state of terminal decline since General Motors ceased local manufacturing in October 2017. A once-dominant presence in the everyday life of Australians,…