German shipbuilder Lurssen hopes to create an Australian manufacturing base to export navy ships around the region. Lurssen chief Peter Lurssen will today present a proposal to partner with Adelaide-based ASC and WA-based Civmec/Forgacs to build 12 offshore patrol vessels. The company intends to establish the base in Perth, however work on its export projects … Continue reading Shipbuilder wants to establish WA manufacturing and export hub
Australian shipbuilders have expressed fears that Australia will have minimal involvement in the building and maintenance of the nation’s future submarines and warships. South Australia should expect to see only a fraction of the benefits from the $89 billion Future Submarines and shipbuilding defence construction, according to Defence SA. The organisation claims there is a … Continue reading Fears for Australia’s shipbuilding industry
A $1 billion solar farm and battery storage project is soon to be built in South Australia’s Riverland region. The system will include 3.4 million solar panels and 1.1 million batteries, making it the biggest of its kind, according to battery storage developer Lyon Group. Construction is due to begin in the next few months, … Continue reading SA to house world’s biggest solar farm and battery storage project
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has criticised the announcement that 130 workers would be made redundant at ASC, arguing for more work to be brought into the shipyard.
American global accelerator Techstars will be opening its first Asia-Pacific branch in Adelaide, singling out the city as a future manufacturing start-up hub.
The benefits of a lower dollar have helped see South Australia’s manufacturing sector add nearly 10,000 new jobs in the last 12 months, but a workforce expert believes the state needs to address employment problems, including Holden’s looming closure.
The supply of infant and adult milk powder into Asia has received a boost following the opening of a Chinese-owned processing plant in South Australia.
The ultra-fast SABRENet fibre network will be completely connected to 14 Adelaide business precincts by the middle of the year, according to the South Australian government.
South Australia is fighting to remain the frontrunner location for the federal government’s $5 billion army vehicle tender.
ASC told workers yesterday that 130 positions would be cut by the end of next month, as work on the Air Warfare Destroyer project winds down.
RS Components (RS) has announced availability of two connectors from Amphenol that are designed to meet the rigorous demands of use in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). Key applications for the new MSD and mini-MSD connectors include high-energy storage systems for the battery Manual Service Disconnect (MSD) used for servicing plug-in HEV (PHEV) systems. The Amphenol MSD … Continue reading Hybrid vehicle servicing connectors now available
Jungheinrich has launched an entry-level range of pallet trucks for low-duty applications. This new range of electric pedestrian trucks is designed for retailers, print shops, workshops or garden centers, or even small to medium-sized businesses that routinely need to move heavy individual items. The range includes EJE M13 (1300kg) and EJE M15 (1500kg) electric pedestrian … Continue reading Pallet trucks for small-to-medium manufacturers
South Australia has opened a new manufacturing technologies centre to help businesses grow by providing access to the state’s best researchers, financial institutions and global supply chains. The $1.2 million centre, situated in Adelaide’s northern suburbs at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus, will help businesses identify methods by which they can adopt … Continue reading New tech hub opened in South Australia
Specialist pipe fittings and valves manufacturer Philmac will soon ship out its first export order to Germany with its products bound for use across the country’s water utility sector and beyond.
Burleigh, Gold Coast-based Bustech hopes that a new grant to develop electric buses will see 100 jobs created over the next 18 months in South Australia.
Australia risks being “increasingly uncompetitive” due to its current company tax rate, the local chairman of BAE Systems has said.
Boral has entered into a binding agreement to acquire US building products maker Headwaters. The US$2.6 billion deal is subject to shareholder approval and regulatory approval, and is expected to complete in mid-2017. Based in Utah, Headwaters is a leading manufacturer of building products and one of the largest marketers of fly ash in the … Continue reading Boral cements its acquisition of US building products maker
Two South Australian companies are proving the strength that comes with combining forces, teaming up to win a contract that will see them help develop the future of Australia’s land defence force.
South Australian businesses, including miner BHP Billiton and a number of the state’s manufacturers, have urged government action in response to high electricity prices.
The second and final stage of bidding for Arrium Australia has seen the field narrowed to four, including South Korean steelmaker Posco through its venture capital arm.