Manufacturing facilities come small and large. Miri Schroeter talks to watchmaker Josh Hacko about a quaint business that reaches far beyond a clock face. Nicholas Hacko came to Australia in 1991 as a refugee from Croatia during the Yugoslav Wars. A watchmaker by trade, he had expertise in the design, repair and assembly of watches. … Continue reading Family business takes Australian-made to watch industry
Australian manufacturers could save up to 50 per cent of their energy costs by switching to renewable electricity, according to a new report released today. The Electrifying Industry report, by Beyond Zero Emissions – an Australia-based, not-for-profit organisation focused on climate change solutions – also shows how Australian companies could become world leaders in energy-intensive industries such … Continue reading Switching to renewable electricity could revive manufacturing, says report
Australian manufacturers and distributors have reportedly been threatened to be dropped by retailers if they start trading through Amazon. With Amazon’s Australian debut looming, there has been widespread criticism from Australian retailers, who fear that they will be driven out of business by the online superstore. According to Channel News, manufacturers and distributors of consumer electronics … Continue reading Australian manufacturers threatened not to work with Amazon
Australian manufacturers have cast doubt on prime minister Turnbull’s gas plan to pressure gas producers to reserve local gas. They say that they have only vague assurances that they will get any new gas in the short term, according to the AFR. Gas producer Santos said that it is looking at freeing up gas for … Continue reading Full of hot air: manufacturers doubt PM’s gas plan
Negative press comments on Australia’s manufacturing industry have been affecting the confidence levels amongst Australian manufacturers.