• Calls for carbon scheme delay

    December 12, 2008 0 comment

    Heather Ridout, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group, is calling on the Rudd government to delay or water down the introduction ot the government’s soon to be announced Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).

  • Car plan is not just for struggling US automotive giants – Carr

    November 12, 2008 0 comment

    Industry minister Kim Carr says the federal government’s new $6.2bn automotive industry plan will not be used just to prop up struggling overseas car makers.

  • Poor start to the year for Australian manufacturers

    March 5, 2008 0 comment

    GLOBAL market turbulence contributed to a weak start to the year for Australian manufacturers with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) falling by 8.4 points in the month to 49.2 (falling below the key 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction).

  • Troubleshooting motors and drives

    September 13, 2007 0 comment

    MANUFACTURING facilities need to get maximum life out of their motors, because both parts and labour are expensive to replace. There are three tests that technicians can use to troubleshoot motors, drives, and associated electrical panels.

  • Streamlining product certification

    September 11, 2007 0 comment

    IN a tight market, the capacity for manufacturers to bring new products on-stream can literally make the difference between survival and profitability. John Mills reports.