• Aussie company accredited, ensures manufacturing standards

    October 19, 2012 0 comment

    Wilderness Wear, 100 per cent Australian owned and Australian made outdoor clothing manufacturer, has been accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA), Australia’s accreditation organisation for the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Industry.

  • Swan brewery to close

    October 18, 2012 0 comment

    James Brindley, managing director of Lion Beer, Spirits & Wine Australia, has announced that its Swan brewery at Canning Vale in WA will shut its doors by early next March, and relocate its production units to SA.

  • AMWU visits manufacturing factory

    October 17, 2012 11 comments

    Union national secretary Paul Bastian will visit Newcastle’s oldest and most advanced manufacturing and engineering company, Varley Engineering factory today, to discuss the challenges facing the local manufacturers and the industry, the Australian reports.

  • IPG acquires Amcor plants

    October 17, 2012 0 comment

    Plastic and paper packaging manufacturing giant Amcor, announced that it has sold three non-core flexible packaging plants in Cheltenham, Chester Hill and Kirrawee to Integrated Packaging Group (IPG), Australia’s largest specialist manufacturer and distributor of stretch film wrap and associated products, for A$22 million.

  • Government grants $1m for advanced manufacturing

    October 16, 2012 0 comment

    The South Australian (SA) government has announced of a new grant scheme in advanced manufacturing for companies to collaborate with established research bodies.