• Metals manufacturer consolidates

    Sunshine, Vic. based business RMD Press Co has completed a major company reorganisation to consolidate its metals manufacturing and develop its product related trading subsidiaries under the new banner of RMD Industries.

    March 9, 2009 0 comment

  • It’s a wrap – helicopters packaged ready for return trip to the US

    INTEGRA Packaging has just completed the packaging of ten Super Seasprite military helicopters and their components so that they can be shipped back to the US.

    February 23, 2009 0 comment

  • Bulk handling – local sourcing stabilises cost factor

    IF you take into account mining, agriculture, the building and construction sector, food processing, general manufacturing, sand and salt mining other general large-scale production, Australia appears to have disproportionately high requirement in materials handling systems compared to other, more populated countries.

    February 18, 2009 0 comment

  • Business reviews helping SMEs make connections

    THE Enterprise Connect network set up by the Commonwealth government has passed the figure of 770 reviews of businesses in the manufacturing sector, from over 1330 applications.

    February 16, 2009 0 comment

  • Industry has no money tree

    AT the start of 2009, Australian manufacturers are confronting very different risks from those they faced at the beginning of last year.

    February 4, 2009 0 comment

  • War on waste brings big results

    IN the current economic downturn, waste management programs are providing outstanding results in some diverse areas of Australian manufacturing.

    February 4, 2009 0 comment

  • Bulk handling company awarded supplier of the year

    The recent (third annual) Australian Bulk Handling Awards named specialist conveyor component company, Kinder & Co, as Supplier of the Year, in recognition of this privately owned company’s service, performance and customer commitment in the bulk handling sector.

    January 22, 2009 0 comment

  • Manufacturing -a rocky ride ahead

    2009 won’t be for the faint hearted as Australia’s manufacturing industry looks set for another challenging year ahead. Katherine Crichton reports.

    January 22, 2009 0 comment

  • Outsourcing ends progress

    THE demise of the instrumentation technician in Australia began over 20 years ago when formal training in this area ceased.

    December 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Shrink-wrap keeps helicopters protected for sea voyage

    INTEGRA Packaging has just completed the packaging of ten Super Seasprite military helicopters and their components so that they can be shipped back to the US.

    November 26, 2008 0 comment

  • Workplace fatalities on the decline

    THE Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) Chairman, Bill Scales AO, has recently announced the release of two reports on workplace fatalities.

    November 25, 2008 0 comment

  • Fuel system proven to cut pollution and bills

    FUEL saving system proven internationally to also cut engine wear and reduce environmental emissions from mobile and stationary diesel engines is being introduced to Australia by FuelSave Australia.

    November 24, 2008 0 comment

  • 2008 ASCL Award winners announced

    The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) partnered to present the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Awards 2008 on Thursday the 13th of November at the Sofitel Brisbane.

    November 20, 2008 0 comment

  • LaserBond to expand operations

    DIRECTORS from reclamation and service engineering company LaserBond, have announced the company has entered into a Share Sale Deed for the acquisition of Peachey’s Engineering located in Gladstone, Queensland.

    November 17, 2008 0 comment

  • SA powers up with new wind farm

    ONE of Australia’s biggest wind farms has been launched in South Australia, bringing the total wind power in the State to 740 megawatts – or 58% of the nation’s total wind-generated power.

    November 6, 2008 0 comment

  • Axed Mitsubishi workers secure new jobs

    FIVE hundred former Mitsubishi workers have secured new jobs within six months of the company’s South Australian plant being shut down.

    October 30, 2008 1 comment

  • Innovative robot technology at Qman

    ADVANCED Robotic Technologies (ART) will feature an innovative award-winning aluminium cutting router on Stand 1000 during the 2008 Queensland Manufacturing Technology Exhibition (QMan), which will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 21 to 23.

    October 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Innovative hearing protection launched at Safe Work Australia Week

    NOISE Induced Hearing Loss is the world’s most common occupational illness and the primary cause of hearing loss which inflicts one out of six Australians.

    October 20, 2008 0 comment

  • Toyota program “skilling up” younger workers

    The mass retirement of a large section of Japan’s workforce has begun and business is striving to capture the combined knowledge and skills of this ageing group. Carole Goldsmith visited one of Japan’s leading companies, Toyota, to find out what it is doing to manage the change.

    October 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Manufacturing continues downward slide

    MANUFACTURING activity fell for a fourth successive month in September, impacted by a weakening world economy and a decline in new orders affected by higher official and commercial interest rates which continue to squeeze consumer demand.

    October 1, 2008 0 comment