Manufacturers' Monthly http://www.manmonthly.com.au Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:04:49 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 VIC manufacturer targeting Japanese cancer treatment http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/vic-manufacturer-targeting-japanese-cancer-treatment/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/vic-manufacturer-targeting-japanese-cancer-treatment/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:06:58 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=73375 Melbourne medical manufacturer Telix Pharmaceuticals has partnered with a major Japanese engineering company to market its TLX-250 imaging program for cancer patients. JFE Engineering is an expert of cyclotron infrastructure and radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, and has received clinical interest around the prospect for domestic production of new medical isotopes. Telix develops diagnostic and therapeutic products for … Continue reading VIC manufacturer targeting Japanese cancer treatment

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Melbourne medical manufacturer Telix Pharmaceuticals has partnered with a major Japanese engineering company to market its TLX-250 imaging program for cancer patients.

JFE Engineering is an expert of cyclotron infrastructure and radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, and has received clinical interest around the prospect for domestic production of new medical isotopes.

Telix develops diagnostic and therapeutic products for molecularly-targeted radiation (MTR), addressing medical needs for renal, prostate and brain cancers.

“Japan generally represents potentially the second-largest market for our imaging products after the United States,” said Telix CEO Christian Behrenbruch.

“This agreement with JFE paves the way to making our products available to Japanese cancer patients.

“JFE’s tremendous experience and operational capability is a real asset to our commercial plans in Japan.”

The exclusive agreement will focus initially on technology transfer and a feasibility assessment for producing the TLX-250 for the Japanese market.

Both companies will work together to conduct initial pilot studies at several key Japanese nuclear medicine centres.

They will also liaise with the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) to extend Telix’s operational activity beyond Europe and the US.

“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Telix to develop a manufacturing and market-access strategy for Japan,” said Shigeki Yamazaki, JFE’s medical director.

“The unique geographical and regulatory requirements of the Japanese radiopharmaceutical industry means that centralised manufacturing of novel radiopharmaceutical products is a significant commercial opportunity that can deliver important benefits to patients.”

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Consumer law proposal for car manufacturers in Australia http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/consumer-law-proposal-car-manufacturers-australia/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/consumer-law-proposal-car-manufacturers-australia/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:15:05 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=73373 Recommendations have been tabled for changes to Australia’s new car retailing industry, insisting manufacturers need to be more transparent with new buyers around repair claims and car emissions. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the final report from its 18-month market study, which investigated the automotive industry’s consumer relations. It states that car manufacturers need … Continue reading Consumer law proposal for car manufacturers in Australia

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Recommendations have been tabled for changes to Australia’s new car retailing industry, insisting manufacturers need to be more transparent with new buyers around repair claims and car emissions.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the final report from its 18-month market study, which investigated the automotive industry’s consumer relations.

It states that car manufacturers need to update their complaint handling systems and improve their approach to the handling of consumer guarantee claims.

The report proposes that manufacturers should adhere to a mandatory scheme whereby technical information with independent repairers is shared, providing new buyers “more accurate” information including a car’s fuel consumption and emissions.

“The ACCC recommends several reforms to improve the new car retailing industry, which should lead to better outcomes for consumers,” said ACCC Chairman Rod Sims.

“Some will require industry led change and others, we consider, require regulation.”

The ACCC has reviewed a range of “dealer agreements”, which are commercial arrangements between car manufacturers and dealers.

As it stands, information available to the ACCC indicates that dealers respond to consumer guarantee claims within the framework of the policies and procedures set by manufacturers.

“If manufacturers’ policies and procedures don’t adequately recognise consumer guarantee rights, this can influence the behaviour of dealers in responding to complaints,” Sims continued.

“We recommend that car manufacturers update their complaint handling systems to ensure consumer law is front and centre of relevant systems, policies and procedures.

“Conditions or obligations under the manufacturer’s warranty must not exclude or limit consumers’ rights.

“We are concerned that some manufacturers impose unnecessarily complex warranty claim processes, leaving dealers inadequately compensated for repairs or remedies provided to consumers,” he added.

Dealers have direct responsibility to provide remedies to consumers, according to the ACCC, but they also have a right under the Australian Consumer Law to recover the reasonable costs of providing these from the car manufacturers when the manufacturer is at fault.

“We will take action if a manufacturer prevents a dealer from fulfilling their legal obligations under consumer law,” Sims said.

The ACCC recommends that the Federal Government introduces more realistic laboratory tests for fuel consumption and emissions, and an on-road ‘real driving emissions’ test to give new car buyers more accurate information.

“Our research shows fuel consumption is the third most significant purchasing factor for consumers after price and model,” Sims said.

“We are concerned that new car buyers are not receiving accurate information about fuel consumption or emissions performance.

 

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Holden sells renamed Lionsgate manufacturing plant http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-sells-renamed-lionsgate-manufacturing-plant/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/holden-sells-renamed-lionsgate-manufacturing-plant/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:47:04 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=73369 Australian car importer Holden has confirmed the sale of its former manufacturing plant in Adelaide, less than two months after closing its assembly operations. The Melbourne-based developer, Pelligra Group, has bought the Elizabeth site for an undisclosed fee and will turn it into a business park, though it has been reported that the plant could … Continue reading Holden sells renamed Lionsgate manufacturing plant

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Australian car importer Holden has confirmed the sale of its former manufacturing plant in Adelaide, less than two months after closing its assembly operations.

The Melbourne-based developer, Pelligra Group, has bought the Elizabeth site for an undisclosed fee and will turn it into a business park, though it has been reported that the plant could remain vacant for another 18 months.

Paying homage to Holden’s lion logo, the site will be renamed Lionsgate Business Park. It will be used for a variety of services, including construction, engineering, manufacturing and automotive.

“Our wish for the future has always been that it continues to create jobs for Elizabeth and the surrounding area and we believe that Pelligra’s master plan for the site is positioned to achieve this,” said Holden’s director of manufacturing engineering and facilities, Matthew Goodwins

Holden, which will continue some operations at the site, is carrying out a contamination assessment of the site which should be completed in November next year, ahead of the handover.

“South Australia has an exciting future based on its major role in the defence industry, its significant mining and resources portfolio, its strength in food and agriculture, its geographically central location, advanced renewable energy position and its affordability,” said Pelligra Group chairman Ross Pelligra

“We see enormous potential in the Holden site based on partnering with businesses operating in these sectors but also in keeping the site’s automotive heritage alive through the development of a cluster of complementary industries.”

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CIMIC companies get BSI certifications http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/cimic-companies-get-bsi-certifications/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/cimic-companies-get-bsi-certifications/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:41:02 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=73368 CIMIC Group companies, CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, UGL, Sedgman, Pacific Partnerships and EIC Activities, are the first Australasian companies to achieve Kitemark certification for excellence in Building Information Modelling (BIM) in design and construction from the international standards leader, British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI certification is the international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and … Continue reading CIMIC companies get BSI certifications

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CIMIC Group companies, CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia, UGL, Sedgman, Pacific Partnerships and EIC Activities, are the first Australasian companies to achieve Kitemark certification for excellence in Building Information Modelling (BIM) in design and construction from the international standards leader, British Standards Institution (BSI).

BSI certification is the international benchmark for excellence in digital engineering and project delivery.

CIMIC Group’s companies integrate digital information with decision-making by efficiently connecting, testing and addressing all inputs from project stakeholders including clients, city authorities and wider communities.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “The BSI certification is an exciting recognition of our companies’ leading digital engineering capability that takes a fully integrated approach to Information Management, BIM, Quality Assurance and Asset Management across the lifecycle of a project.

“Digital engineering, such as BIM, is a critical capability that improves value for clients and end users. It creates greater certainty during project delivery and greater efficiency during the operation and maintenance of the ultimate assets. At the completion of construction, clients gain a user-friendly and high quality digital asset that truly complements the quality of the built asset. Advanced use of BIM also better positions our clients to leverage technology in the management of their assets.”

Internationally, BSI is the governing body that creates digital engineering and BIM standards in design. BSI’s assessment and certification recognises and endorses all nominated CIMIC Group companies for digital engineering compliance, to the specific standards PAS 1192-2, BS 1192-2 and BS 1192-4 with BSI Kitemark certification, being the highest certification of excellence to those standards.

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Australian companies sought for Future Submarines review http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/australian-companies-sought-future-submarines-review/ http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/australian-companies-sought-future-submarines-review/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:51:20 +0000 http://www.manmonthly.com.au/?p=73347 Naval Group has released expressions of interest and requests for information to help get Australian industry involved in the country’s $50-billion Future Submarines Program. So far, around 130 companies have been pre-qualified by Naval Group to be part of the program, which is expected to generate an annual average of 2,800 jobs. Opportunities exist for … Continue reading Australian companies sought for Future Submarines review

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Naval Group has released expressions of interest and requests for information to help get Australian industry involved in the country’s $50-billion Future Submarines Program.

So far, around 130 companies have been pre-qualified by Naval Group to be part of the program, which is expected to generate an annual average of 2,800 jobs.

Opportunities exist for Australian industry to provide everything from electrical, mechanical, heating and air conditioning equipment, to castings, steel and titanium products.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to a sovereign naval shipbuilding capability and this includes 12 regionally superior submarines for our Navy,” said Defence Industry minister Christopher Pyne.

“These submarines will be built in Australia, by Australians, which will maximise local industry involvement in all phases of the Program.”

The survey aims to collect industry know-how to supply products and technologies required to manufacture and sustain the Future Submarines in Australia.

“These are the first major equipment information requests released by Naval Group, with more scheduled for release progressively throughout 2018, and complemented by the continuation of industry briefing days,” Pyne added.

Interested parties have until January 5, 2018, to respond via the Future Submarine Industry Capability Network Gateway.

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