• Hoshizaki heats-up at the awards

    July 1, 2011 0 comment

    AN ADELAIDE-based manufacturer specialising in professional food service refrigeration units and heat recovery systems, Hoshizaki Lancer, has taken this year’s trophy for the Australian Industrial Product of the Year for its Lancer Ecco Heat system.

  • Adjusting to the new business climate

    June 16, 2011 0 comment

    The May release of the Sage SME Business Sentiment Index 2011 highlighted a shift in the focus of Australia’s manufacturers. Where rising prices and other financially-oriented issues dominated concerns in 2010, new challenges are emerging as manufacturers adjust to a lower-growth business environment.

  • Adjusting to the new business climate

    June 16, 2011 0 comment

    The May release of the Sage SME Business Sentiment Index 2011 highlighted a shift in the focus of Australia’s manufacturers. Where rising prices and other financially-oriented issues dominated concerns in 2010, new challenges are emerging as manufacturers adjust to a lower-growth business environment.

  • Manufacturing made love, not war in the 1960s

    April 1, 2011 0 comment

    PROBABLY better known as the ‘make love not war decade’, the 1960s were in fact the peak decade for Australia’s manufacturing industry. Alan Johnson reports.

  • Manufacturing in the 1970s: recession and recovery

    April 1, 2011 0 comment

    By the 1970s the world economic environment had changed dramatically. The ‘stagflation’ of the Australian economy reflected the greater world recession, triggered by oil price rises in 1973-74. Alan Johnson writes.