WestStar buys Alltype Engineering to boost fabrication capabilities

Engineering and industrial services group WestStar Industrial (ASX: WSI) has extended its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of Alltype Engineering in an all-scrip deal. No cash is changing hands. Alltype operates a 7,000 square metre fabrication shop (pictured) employing 120 at Naval Base, Western Australia and services customers in the Oil & Gas, Water, Power…

Eilbeck delivers Melbourne Metro cranes

Eilbeck Cranes has successfully delivered a specialised 105 tonne portal crane for Melbourne’s largest infrastructure project, the Melbourne Metro. It is the latest in many cranes the company has designed and manufactured for the $10 billion project. including the recent delivery of three tunnel works cranes for John Holland (below). Owner Tom Eilbeck said: “We…

gTET commissions Australia’s only geothermal power station

Green thermal energy technology company gTET has commissioned Australia’s only geothermal power station at Winton in outback Queensland. The Melbourne company was responsible for a turn-key installation including integration of two of its ORC generators. ORC Generators convert heat energy into electrical power using the Organic Rankine Cycle, in this case based on hot water…

Is Industry 4.0 the most important economic and social topic for Australia?

Today I spoke at the National Press Club on a topic close to my heart: Industry 4.0.
I opened by saying that the most important topic the nation can focus on is preparing for the 4th industrial revolution – or as the Germans call it, Industrie 4.0.

Suba Engineering ships first laser marker

Sydney’s Suba Engineering has taken another step in its journey from importer to fully fledged product developer and manufacturer with the delivery of its first SubaLaser industrial marker. Suba’s owner Heinz Zimmerman showed off the locally developed marker at his Melbourne office this week (pictured). Zimmerman said: “We showed our SubaLaser marker prototype just over…