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,…
A $2.9 million project led by ASC Shipbuilding will develop “cutting-edge manufacturing technologies” for use on the Future Frigates program.
The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre based in South Australia today announced some of the first projects for the group that brings together more than 100 national and international partners in a $245 million research initiative.
Robert Bosch Australia has begun construction of a new $17 million Melbourne plant to house its Bosch Manufacturing Solutions operation which advises manufacturers on automation strategy and builds automation equipment and special purpose machines The company announced today that the first sod had been turned on the construction which will also house the company’s Rexroth…
Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear today reported strong growth in both implant numbers and sales revenues in the first half of the financial year which did not translate into profit growth, despite a boost from revaluing its portfolio of innovation investments. The Sydney company reported the number of Cochlear implants sold was up 13 per cent…
Composites company XTEK (ASX:XTE) has officially opened its new Adelaide manufacturing facility on Tuesday, enabling commercial quantities of ballistics equipment to be produced for local and international markets.
Monday’s announcement from General Motors, Holden’s US parent, that the brand brand will be “retired” and local design and engineering operations cease is doubtless based on strong financial reasoning, but poor brand management is also part of it.
A new smart compost specially formulated to grow healthier, longer-lasting fruit, vegetables and crops will soon be trialled by an innovative South Australian organics company.
Following weak sales and an apparent backlash from Australian consumers after General Motors Holden ended local manufacture in 2017, GM is ending the Holden brand altogether at the end of the year and closing its Australian design and testing operations.
As the world shifts away from fossil fuels, we will need to produce enormous numbers of wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and batteries. Demand for the materials needed to build them will skyrocket.