German welding manufacturer Lorch Schweißtechnik will launch to the Australian market during National Manufacturing Week (NMW), from 14 to 17 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year’s NMW theme is ‘Industrial Evolution’ with the conference program and exhibition floor highlighting the industry’s transition into adopting high-tech solutions and integration of high-level engineering … Continue reading Lorch makes Australian debut at National Manufacturing Week
Finding suitable staff to fill positions in manufacturing is becoming increasingly harder for some companies who are expressing concern over a young workforce that is steering clear of the industry. Speaking at the AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference, held on March 26-27 in Melbourne, a panel discussed a lack of interest from younger generations in … Continue reading Younger generations need support in industry to take up manufacturing roles
Manufacturing entered 2019 with a lot of momentum built up over the past 2-3 years. 85,000 jobs were created by the industry in 2018, among the highest of any sector according to the ABS. It has been a period of growth with change, as a new model of manufacturing success emerges from the twin currents … Continue reading This Year’s Model: Priorities for Australian Manufacturing in 2019
Australia’s largest manufacturing exhibition and conference returns in 2019, with the 20th edition of National Manufacturing Week to be held from May 14-17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. National Manufacturing Week in 2019 will be about driving further innovation in local manufacturing, continuing the evolution of the industry advanced technology solutions, sharing insights … Continue reading NMW 2019 to feature transition to high tech solutions
National Manufacturing Week will bring the manufacturing community together to be inspired and connect across four days from May 14 to 17 in Melbourne. This year’s theme, Industrial Evolution, represents the transformation of Australia’s manufacturing sector into a highly integrated, skills-based, and collaborative environment. National Manufacturing Week exhibition director Robby Clark said the 20th edition … Continue reading National Manufacturing Week returns with a new vision
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) recovered by 2.5 points to 52.5 in January 2019. This indicates that manufacturing conditions turned mildly positive again in January, after a flat result in December 2018 ended 26 months of continuous expansion (readings above 50 points indicate expansion in activity, with the distance … Continue reading Australian manufacturing sees slow but positive start to 2019
From blockchain to digital twinning: technologies that can revolutionise business models in manufacturing. By Terri Hiskey, Vice President Product Marketing, Manufacturing, Epicor Software. In the future, the success factors that define winners from losers in an increasingly competitive manufacturing landscape will extend far beyond the ability to manufacture products. With the appropriate infrastructure in place, manufacturers … Continue reading Technologies that can revolutionise business models in manufacturing
The manufacturing sector showed healthy signs during 2018, but does that mean a full recovery from the slowdown in recent years? Tara Hamid speaks to experts and business-owners to find out more. The year 2018 reaffirmed for many trend observers that the manufacturing sector in Australia is not dying, but simply going through a transition. … Continue reading Tackling the challenges of manufacturing in a time of change
Manufacturing Australia has welcomed the government’s new energy plan, saying it is right to focus on affordability and reliability alongside emissions reduction. In a statement, the group’s executive director Ben Eade said the move would encourage all parties to make a “clear eyed assessment” of the plan and that the Finkel energy review, which was scrapped by the Turnbull government … Continue reading Manufacturing Australia welcomes revised energy plan
Manufacturing Australia (MA) has appointed James Fazzino to replace departing chairman Mark Chellew, who is stepping down after leading the organisation since early 2015. Under Chellew’s leadership, Manufacturing Australia has been a respected and influential advocate for Australia’s large enterprise manufacturing sector, and led debate about the policy and market reforms needed to secure the … Continue reading Manufacturing Australia appoints new chairman
The Queensland government’s gas pilot program provides good template for how gas could be developed on Australia’s eastern seaboard, according to Manufacturing Australia. The program provides a piece of land in the Surat Basin for gas extraction solely by domestic companies and manufacturers. “If gas intensive manufacturing is to continue in Australia we need more … Continue reading Queensland government gas pilot program shows the way
Australian industrial gas users are seeing prices doubling – if they can get contracts at all – with the next two years cited by Manufacturing Australia as a “crunch point” for customers.
Major gas producers Santos and Origin have rejected calls by manufacturing lobbyists to reserve gas for domestic use.
Dick Warburton, chairman of Manufacturing Australia, recommended that the government cut the company tax rate to make Australian companies more competitive, The Australian reports.
Taking smart, bold steps sees Australian manufacturers large and small winners at Manufacturers’ Monthly 2012 Endeavour Awards. Annie Dang reports.
A group of CEOs has developed plans to reverse manufacturing’s demise, but who is listening?