The Queensland government has opened-up a stretch of the Surat Basin gasfields, with all gas produced to be supplied to manufacturers. State energy minister Anthony Lynham announced on Thursday that tenders were open for an 18-square-kilometre block of the gasfields, located 22 km south west of Chinchilla. Conditions have been attached that any gas produced … Continue reading Qld gov opens-up Surat Basin gas for manufacturers
Over 100 of Queensland’s manufacturers attended an industry showcase event at Parliament House last night, as the state government promoted its plans to bring the region into the fourth industrial revolution. Exhibitors at the Invested in Queensland Manufacturing showcase event included Ballistic Beer Co, Evolve Group, HeliMods, Packer Leather, Pixie Ice Cream, RF Technologies, Urban … Continue reading Qld manufacturing showcase promotes Industry 4.0
Former vice-chancellor of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), emeritus professor Peter Coaldrake, has been appointed as chair of Jobs Queensland, the state’s workforce and skills advisory board. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the appointment of professor Coaldrake on Saturday, saying he brought a wealth of knowledge to the position, including an interest in the changing nature … Continue reading Former QUT vice-chancellor appointed chair of Jobs Queensland
The South Queensland Defence Advisory Board met for the first time in Brisbane this week to develop strategies to accelerate local defence industry growth. The board meeting, hosted at Volvo Group’s Wacol headquarters, brought together industry leaders who advise the government on growing South Queensland’s defence industry and supply chain. The board’s chair, Jane Hunter, … Continue reading South Qld defence industry advisory board meets
The Queensland Government has opened the third round of its popular Small Business Digital Grants, providing up to $10,000 in matched funding to operators keen to embrace new technology. Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said 403 Queensland small businesses have already shared in more than $2 million in funding under the first two rounds of the program – generating growth … Continue reading New round of QLD government small business grants
Last week, Toyota Australia reported that its last Toyota Aurion has rolled off the line at Toyota Australia’s Altona manufacturing base after 11 successful years, racking up over 110,000 sales domestically, as well as 70,000 that were built for the export market. It was Toyota’s answer to the big-Aussie V6 family sedan that broke cover … Continue reading Last Toyota Aurion rolls off the line
Last month, the Queensland Productivity Commission released its draft report, targeting costs, productivity and government programs – essentially putting forward a plan of action to make the state’s manufacturing sector more productive and competitive. Principal Commissioner Kim Wood said the Queensland Government had asked him for policies that would support the strong and diverse manufacturing … Continue reading Action plan to ramp up productivity and competition for QLD manufacturing
Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with roughly 130 jobs in local communities. The Australian Government is contributing $42.66 million and the Queensland Government … Continue reading 130 jobs created for Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade
Australia’s premier helicopter event, Rotortech 2018 will be all set to lift off at the Sunshine Coast in Brisbane according to a new release by Defence Industries Queensland. The release mentioned that Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation of Australia (AMDFA) and the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) have joined forces for the first time to promote … Continue reading Helicopter industry to be promoted at Rotortech 2018 in Qld
Late last month, Boeing Research and Technology Australia (BR&T–Australia) announced that it has moved its Brisbane-based team into a new centre within The University of Queensland’s (UQ) St Lucia campus. The move is the first time in the Asia-Pacific region that Boeing has co-located research within a university. The BR&T-Australia Technology Centre, at the UQ … Continue reading Boeing opens R&D facility at University of Queensland
According to research by Curtin University, corrosion may be costing the Australian economy more than $30 billion each year. Within industrial environments, exposure to things like water, acid or salt causes corrosion of geared motors. This, in turn, reduces the strength of the corroded parts and inevitably means they have to be replaced. In corrosive … Continue reading Corrosion is eating away at Australian industry
The Queensland government’s gas pilot program provides good template for how gas could be developed on Australia’s eastern seaboard, according to Manufacturing Australia. The program provides a piece of land in the Surat Basin for gas extraction solely by domestic companies and manufacturers. “If gas intensive manufacturing is to continue in Australia we need more … Continue reading Queensland government gas pilot program shows the way
Surdex Steel has installed the latest state-of-the-art Kinetic K5000 plasma processor with a broader range of options for profiling steel plate plus drilling heads for tapping and countersinking. At the same time a K2500 plasma machine has been upgraded to provide even greater capacity with the addition of more plasma cutting heads. Two oxy machines … Continue reading Surdex Steel forges ahead with new installations
Jungheinrich has launched an entry-level range of pallet trucks for low-duty applications. This new range of electric pedestrian trucks is designed for retailers, print shops, workshops or garden centers, or even small to medium-sized businesses that routinely need to move heavy individual items. The range includes EJE M13 (1300kg) and EJE M15 (1500kg) electric pedestrian … Continue reading Pallet trucks for small-to-medium manufacturers
MTPConnect and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in undertaking activities to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector in Australia. Both MTPConnect and AMGC have been established as part of the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centres … Continue reading Collaboration set to boost Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector
Burleigh, Gold Coast-based Bustech hopes that a new grant to develop electric buses will see 100 jobs created over the next 18 months in South Australia.
Highly acclaimed dessert and beverage base manufacturer, Frosty Boy Australia has joined with leading homemade baked goods crew, The Doughnut Bar to produce a soft serve solution to complement the company’s ‘Conuts’ range.
Bundaberg-based aviation engine and part manufacturer CAMit has confirmed its closure.
Heat Treatment Australia applies its expertise to high-value parts for areas including aerospace and defence, making them stronger, lighter and more durable. Brent Balinski spoke to the company about its expansion, which will see it open its new Los Angeles site in October.
Global drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has announced construction has begun on a state-of-the-art facility in Mackay to house its new Heavy Industrial Solutions Service Centre.