With the manufacturing industry struggling and the mining sector continuing to thrive, factory workers in the coal mining community of Muswellbrook, NSW have managed to capitalise on the boom.
While news of manufacturing plants going offshore or closing down is all too common in this volatile market, a 78-year-old Victorian foundry is bucking the trend, utilising a $3 million equipment upgrade to boost its steel castings business both at home and abroad.
Hydraulic and industrial hose products and services provider Pirtek has opened a new service and supply centre in the Latrobe Valley.
Norsk Hydro has announced plans to close its Kurri Kurri smelting operation, as a result of weak earnings and an uncertain outlook for the future of the business.
Australian-owned brake parts manufacturer Bendix is building a $3.5 million moulding press in Ballarat to cater for growing export demand.
Manufacturing unions are reeling at Qantas’s decision to sack hundreds of maintenance workers, claiming it is ‘short sighted’ and will decimate Australia’s manufacturing and engineering capacities – not to mention the country’s national security.
Swiss company Geobrugg AG has established a manufacturing plant in Perth for the supply of steel wire mesh to the local mining and civil engineering industries.
Australia’s once vibrant automotive parts industry is now under threat.
Corning Cable Systems Australia has begun manufacturing Altos Loose Tube Ribbon Cable at its Clayton, Victoria facilities; the cables are a crucial element of the forthcoming National Broadband Network (NBN) due to be rolled-out across the country.
Advanced manufacturing techniques helped Holden Australia make a profit for the second consecutive year in 2011, despite reports that the local car industry is on the skids.
Sandvik Mining has opened its $50m Hunter Valley Site facility for the manufacture, assembly and support of surface and underground coal equipment.
Style Limited, a publicly-listed ‘green’ building products manufacturer, has been placed in voluntary administration following a decline in the housing construction market.
Twelve sacked Toyota workers have filed legal action against their former employer, claiming they were made redundant because of their union activities.
Toyota Australia has begun shedding workers from its Altona, Victoria manufacturing plant, due to “unprecedented operating conditions”.
Sandvik Mining has opened its $50 million Hunter Valley Site facility for the manufacture, assembly and support of surface and underground coal equipment.
After 25 years in the heart of Blackburn, Rockwell Automation has moved its South Pacific headquarters to Mountain Highway in Bayswater, Victoria.
Knights Apparel chief executive Joe Bozich will speak about ethical manufacturing at a public event today, hosted by the NSW Government and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Manufacturing employment rose in February 2012, proving that Australia’s manufacturing industry is continuing to fight against the pressures of the two-speed economy and the high Australian dollar.
OneSteel will close its Kembla Grange Oil and Gas Pipe (OGP) manufacturing business on 31 May 2012, in an effort to cut costs in its steel processing business.
DHL today announced that it will construct a new purpose-built A$15m facility, which will include a processing Gateway and offices, at Brisbane Airport. The investment is part of DHL’s 10-year strategic initiative to invest in growth in the Queensland state.