With reports of manufacturers closing down or culling staff all too common this past year, it is pleasing to hear of one Bendigo-based family company that is ramping-up for global success this year.
The popularity of imported beers and cider is making it increasingly difficult for Australian brewers to stay afloat.
A digital version of Manufacturers’ Monthly December 2011 is now available for free for all newsletter subscribers.
Perth’s Quickstep Holdings has teamed-up with car manufacturer Audi and the German government to develop cost-effective solutions for high-volume automotive composite parts production.
Toyota Australia’s locally-built, seventh-generation Camry is now available in auto showrooms around Australia, with the new model expected to become ‘Australia’s best-selling mid-size car’.
Australia’s steel manufacturing industry could be looking down the road of obscurity, with the country’s two largest steel producers, BlueScope Steel and OneSteel, announcing weak 2011 yearly financials.
Sydney rail and transport manufacturer OEM Technology Solutions has won the major technology export prize at the 2011 NSW ATS Patrons Awards held recently in Sydney.
Australia and the US are part of an historic new trade deal that will see nine countries phase-out import and export tariffs in favour of boosting the global economy through trading.
Prime minister Julia Gillard and federal opposition leader Tony Abbott are finally in agreement on the introduction of a new policy that affects Australian manufacturers: both parties vow they will strengthen Australia’s anti-dumping laws to ensure a level playing field for our suppliers.
The first Australian-designed and made Holden Cruze hatchback models have begun driving off the production lines at the company’s Elizabeth, South Australian assembly plant.
The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has just completed its seventh year. The itch is supposed to begin in the seventh year. The fundamental issue is whether the relationship has been good for both parties.
Perth’s Quickstep Holdings Limited has secured a finance guarantee from the government’s Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC) to help export parts for Lockheed Martin’s US-based F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) defence vehicle project.
Medical device manufacturer Cook Medical Australia has won the Premier of Queensland’s Tom Burns Award for generating $15 million in revenue from its new export business to China and Vietnam.
In this Q&A, Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head of the Manufacturing and Management Division at the University of Cambridge, talks about the changing patterns of global manufacturing, the companies defining this new paradigm and the importance of these trends for Australia.
Is there a legitimate reason for Australian industry to import fabricated steel? We’ve heard the case against it; now let’s hear the case for it.
As Australian manufacturing companies become increasingly pinched by the high Australian dollar and competition from overseas, more training organisations are launching manufacturing-specific training programs to help companies get out of the rut.
Sydney manufacturer of hardware for sliding and folding doors, the Brio Group, has gained a foothold in the lucrative US building market and opened a new subsidiary, Brio USA Inc.
Anti-dumping: one small step for manufacturers, or one giant leap onto the slippery slope of protectionism?
The government’s commitment to improving Australia’s anti-dumping regulations is a welcome act of support for local suppliers doing it tough on the export market. But when teamed with talks of local content mandates in the resources sector, is this beginning to smack of protectionist policy from a government so hell-bent against it?
Holden and GM are deciding whether or not to trash their lucrative Commodore export program as a result of import tax increases in Brazil.
A cable released by Wikileaks shows Ford Australia refused funding from the government to build its export business, amid speculation that Australian car manufacturers are in dire straits after battling with the strong Australian dollar for the best part of a year.