• Understanding height access systems

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    Di Beauchamp outlines the steps necessary to protect staff working at height.

  • Some manufacturers misleading consumers

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    GOOD Environmental Choice – Australia GECA) has warned manufacturers not to make unsubstantiated claims about their compliance or otherwise to GECA standards without having undergone a thorough independent assessment.

  • Alliance brings benefits for manufacturers

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced yesterday that it and Solution Provider Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) will work together globally to provide the Automotive industry with solutions in the Production Management area.

  • ASCC meets in Canberra to review national OH&S standards

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    THE AUSTRALIAN Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) met in the National Capital yesterday to disucss key issues concerning the safety and wellbeing of employees at work.

  • Interest rates may slow industrial owner occupier demand

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    THE RECENT interest rate rise may begin to put price ceilings on owner occupiers in the industrial sales market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s National head of industrial, Jeff Pond, though the market remains buoyant overall.

  • Business Expenditure on R&D soars

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    Business Expenditure on Research and Development (BERD) rose to a record $10.1 billion in 2005-06, the seventh successive year-on-year rise, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced yesterday.

  • Images from the 2007 Endeavour Awards

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    THIS year’s Endeavour Awards were a great success and once again demonstrated that manufacturing in Australia is alive and well.
    Below are a selection of images from the 2007 awards ceremony, which was held on August 2, at Doltone House, Sydney.

  • CalAir wins innovative industrial product of the year

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    THE 2007 Endeavour Award’s Australian Product of the Year – Industrial, was awarded to CalAir Pipe Systems at a gala function held in Sydney on August 2, with Kanga Loaders and Speedshield highly commended.

  • Production Parts linking with the rest of the world

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    AT the 2007 Endeavour Award’s ceremony held in Sydney earlier this month, the first winner of the newly established Global Integration Award was announced, with Production Parts awarded top honours and global packaging company tna, highly commended.

  • Young manufacturers strive for excellence

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    AT this year’s Endeavour Awards, Tate McFarlane from Bomac Engineering took out 2007 Young Manufacturer of the Year, with Prue Morgan from Gippsland Aeronautics and Christopher Rowbottom of Andromeda Industries awarded Highly Commended.

  • Chess takes out PM’s award

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    CHESS Engineering, the Padstow-based general engineers, has won the NSW leg of this year’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships.

  • Drive-In rack storage system

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    THE structural design team at Dematic has created a new Drive-In rack system. According to Dematic, the new Drive-In system is the lowest cost solution for high density storage on the market.

  • Fuel-cell forklifts operating

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    CANADIAN companies, LiftOne and Engineered Solutions, have unveiled two hydrogen-powered fuel cell lift trucks.

  • Systems technology agreement

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analogue signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication.

  • Climate neutral products

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    INTERFACEFLOR is said to be Australia’s first manufacturing company to have 100% of its products climate neutral.

  • ANCA takes out technology award

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    The winner of this year’s Technology Application award was ANCA, with highly commended going to Steinhoff Furniture and packaging group Portavin.

  • CSBP provides the environmental solution

    August 21, 2007 12 comments

    And the winner is – CSBP for Environmental Solution of the Year; with highly commended awarded to packaging company Amcor and Davey Water Products.

  • ANSTO creates a workplace safety culture

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    SAFETY in the workplace should be a top priority for all businesses, and ANSTO proved OH&S is a prime focus for the organisation by taking out the Safety Scheme of the Year award. Penfold Buscombe followed closely with highly commended.

  • Production Parts exports to the world

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    AT the 2007 Endeavour Awards, Exporter of the Year went to Victorian company Production Parts, with highly commended going to Eye Catcher Innovations from SA and Seawind Catamarans from NSW.

  • Cleaner workplace air

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    DONALDSON Australasia has compiled a study on specially developed technologies that replace commodity filter media to achieve better workplace air. This is an abridged version of its white paper.