Australia’s niche champions – taking back local manufacturing by SMC Corporation

In this sponsored article in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, William Lebihan of SMC Corporation looks at the trend towards reshoring, and some of the support available from global technology leaders. One of the many learnings over the past few months is that of self-sufficiency. In the past, Australia, like many other countries, gradually outsourced a large…

Amaero wins order for automotive components

Metal additive manufacturing company Amaero International has won an order from automotive component manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec for prototype mirror components. SMR Automotive, which makes rear view mirrors and intelligent camera systems, has ordered the components for a new SUV vehicle build. Amaero said: “Additive manufactured prototypes enable the product design to be evaluated for…

Australia’s niche champion Ansell prospers in Covid times

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series has focused on local manufacturers who are export leaders. But there are other business models, such as rubber glove maker Ansell which is a world leader without actually manufacturing in its home market. By Peter Roberts Australian global niche manufacturing champions such as Ansell in rubber gloves and protective clothing…

Australia’s niche champions — LSA avoids the slippery slope of commoditised manufacturing

Today in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series , we look at Liferaft Systems Australia, which specialises in life-saving inflatable structures found on ships all over the world. By Brent Balinski. For close to three decades, Mike Grainger’s company has maintained its focus on doing one thing well. From day one, and its establishment to supply…

Austal results show the profit power of Australia’s niche champions

As @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series continues today with a profile of Seeley International, shipbuilder Austal is showing the power of competing in a global marketplace. The Perth company today reported record revenues and profits as its leadership in global aluminium ship construction and geographic and product diversification pay dividends. In the 2020 financial year…