Hills Holdings CEO Ted Petty has used the company’s first-half results to outline a three-year vision that involves steel products becoming a lesser priority.
Brickworks is predicting an increase in its first-half earnings, boosted by the recent sale of joint venture land at Eastern Creek.
Orica has addressed its business strategy and concerns about toxicity tests at its Port Botany site at the company’s AGM.
Window treatment manufacturer Kresta has completed the sale of a factory in Perth for $3.8 million, and plans to use most of the new funds to reduce debt.
A Nike factory south of Jakarta has cancelled its application to hire for less than the minimum wage after reports that workers were being intimidated by soldiers surfaced.
South Australian brewer Coopers has announced a $20 million capital expansion after strong sales in the last half of 2012.
BlueScope Steel’s last remaining working blast furnace has been shut down for maintenance early this morning.
Australia’s apparel manufacturing company KooGa has plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Lautoka, Fiji, before the end of this year.
Interface Australia, a subsidiary of the U.S. based company Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial modular carpet has announced that it will rebuild its manufacturing facility in Sydney after a fire destroyed the company’s Picton factory in July earlier this year.
DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business for Royal DSM, has entered into a biologics contract manufacturing agreement with Paranta Biosciences of Melbourne, Australia.
A Holden factory worker and six other people have been charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of auto parts from the manufacturer’s Elizabeth plant.
Ford Australia will terminate 440 manufacturing jobs by the end of the year, due to reduced demand for the locally-built Falcon.
Electrical engineering and manufacturing company Ampcontrol has opened a new ‘lean’ manufacturing facility in Victoria.
Around 150 workers from the Bucyrus mining machinery plant in Beresfield have been locked out of the factory following a breakdown in pay negotiations.
Quickstep Holdings has secured its second Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Northrop Grumman to manufacture parts for the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, allowing the company to manufacture more complex parts for the aircrafts.
Quickstep Holdings has opened what it claims is the most advanced independent aerospace composites manufacturing facility in the southern hemisphere, in Bankstown, for the manufacture of advanced carbon fibre composites.
Australia’s manufacturing union is reeling at Fairfax’s decision to close two of its newspaper printing presses, claiming workers at the site shouldn’t be punished for the media giant’s “bad decisions”.
Forward-thinking manufacturers flocking to Albury City’s new 450-hectare industrial precinct have set the bar high for new tenants in the area, making sustainability a focus point for plant design.
Deb Group has announced plans to build a $15 million manufacturing facility at Moorebank Business Park in south-west Sydney. The new facility will service the Australian and Southeast Asian markets.
A new CSR Gyprock plant at Yarraville, Victoria, was officially opened in May, securing 160 manufacturing jobs and hiking production by 45%.