- Autodom doesn’t equal doom
As a magazine covering Australian manufacturing, we note the occasional opinion piece predicting the industry’s demise.
- Changes at the chocolate factory
New general manager Klark Quinn talks about getting iconic confectionary brand Darrell Lea performing strongly again. Brent Balinski reports.
- Tariff Wars
A proposed tariff on imported steel has reignited the tariff debate.
- Food for thought
Despite pessimism and gloom in the market, the food and beverage manufacturing sector has a bright future. Brent Balinski reports.
- Global Gold Mines and Deposits Rankings 2012 [Infographic]
Visual Capitalists have put together a stunning infographic on the state of gold.
- Sherrin recalls Auskick balls, ends child labour
As more Australian manufacturing moves offshore, can you really know who is making your product? Hetaal Badiyani reports.
- Driving down energy costs
With the carbon tax biting, many manufacturers are looking at any way they can cut down energy use.
- Growing your footprint in Australia and overseas
For some companies, staying sustainable means moving offshore. Brent Balinski speaks to Blundstone and asks why it has moved offshore.
Cheaper imports are stepping on Australian manufacturers.
- Pharmaceuticals are the future
As the Australian medicine industry’s exports hold up against a challenging global economy will this be manufacturing’s new heart? Hetaal Badiyani reports.
- Some big ideas for manufacturing, but will they happen?
The University of Western Australia’s Tim Mazzarol asks whether the Government can effect change following the release of the Manufacturing Task Force’s report.
- Gov releases manufacturing taskforce report
The Government has released its Manufacturing Taskforce report, which has a five point policy designed to get the manufacturing industry moving again.
- Academic warns against repeating R&D tax incentive mistakes
Adjusting the tax concession on research and development could have a significant impact on university and industry partnerships, say academics, in what could be a repeat of the 1996 reduction that hit collaboration hard
- Finding a unique path for Australia’s manufacturing future
As the manufacturing landscape shifts in response to new economic and social pressures, Australia is looking for an answer to the question: What does the future look like for Australian manufacturing, the CSIRO’s Swee Mak asks.
- Health claims on food products: ministers put marketers in control
Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food regulation last week bowed to lobbying from processed food manufacturers and agreed to permit them to market products with general level health claims without requiring pre-market or independent verification.
- Manufacturing matters: why it is important for an economy to have a manufacturing base
The recent loss of 440 manufacturing jobs at Ford Australia has generated a lot of debate about the long-term viability of the Australian car industry, and manufacturing in general.
- Australia’s choice: pay for a car industry, or live with the consequences
Ford’s announcement on Tuesday of 440 job cuts is the culmination of almost 40 years of automotive industry policy failure.
- Is Australia ready for direct-digital manufacturing?
Should you consider direct-digital manufacturing (DDM)? The answer is definitely ‘yes’.
- Toyota case study: Fighting fires at Altona
Fire protection systems need to be connected to a site’s control system to effectively decrease the risk of property damage, downtime and even death. Sarah Falson reports.
- Driving down costs with motors and drives
Escalating demands to save energy have lead suppliers to develop new, more efficient motor and drive systems. Sarah Falson investigates.
- Metal manufacturers surviving troubled waters
With the rise of low-cost economies and their continued improvements in quality and lead time, Australian sheetmetal manufacturers are forced to rethink and modernise in order to survive. Annie Dang writes.