Billy Friend

MotorOne Group

Digitalising manufacturing operations in a new facility

Australian automotive aftermarket service provider MotorOne Group has consolidated its manufacturing into a new, purpose-built facility. Manufacturers’ Monthly finds out how a new project will automate and digitalise processes. 
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Australia’s medical manufacturing ecosystem is evolving: Here are the opportunities

Having just participated in the AusMedtech conference, I’m excited by the opportunities for companies in the Australian medical technologies, biotechnologies and pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector to establish and grow manufacturing operations in Australia.
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Innovative leadership building a sustainable future

Saint-Gobain has partnered with Vative to implement Continuous Improvement initiatives across its Australian operations. Manufacturers’ Monthly finds out how forward-thinking and accountability from leadership can transform organisational culture for the better. 
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Land Forces

Land Forces returns in 2022

The Land Forces 2022 International Land Defence Exposition will return to Brisbane in October, supported by the Australian Army and featuring a new training and simulation conference as part of its program of industry engagement.
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Spiral Blue

Seeing over the rainbow

Australian space companies are collating innovative skills and resources to develop a world-first at a new space centre in New South Wales. Manufacturers’ Monthly sat down with Australian SME Spiral Blue to find out what it hopes to achieve from the exciting new project.
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AIP races to assist flood clean-up in Northern Rivers

Several weeks ago, Northern NSW experienced some of the worst flood waters in its history, with the city of Lismore and surrounding areas left to deal with significant infrastructural damage. Communities across the region are slowly beginning to rebuild, largely thanks to the support from local businesses offering services and product wherever possible.
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Black Sky Aerospace

Above the clouds

In 2022, Black Sky Aerospace will launch the first locally manufactured and designed rocket into space from Australian soil. Billy Friend speaks with CEO Blake Nikolic about how the veteran-led company is breaking boundaries to facilitate sovereign capability in space and defence. 
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cyber security

CSIRO launches cyber security program for SMEs

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is helping to tackle the growing threat of cyber attacks facing Australian manufacturing by providing free research and development support to businesses working in the cyber security sector.
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