Siemens has announced that Raphaelle Guerineau will be its new CEO for Siemens Mobility in Australia and New Zealand. Now leading the business’s transport operations, Guerineau was previously head of products and operations for ASEAN Pacific at Siemens Mobility. Siemens employs 650 people in Australia, with rail signalling a particular focus. “Siemens Mobility is working … Continue reading Siemens Mobility appoints new CEO for ANZ
Scania Australia will build 340 buses over 10 years for the Metropolitan Adelaide Bus Network. Local bus manufacturer Precision Buses will produce the majority of the buses in Edinburgh, with 29 of the 34 buses each year to be constructed by Precision Buses. Part of the contract also provides for a demonstration hybrid bus to … Continue reading 290 buses to be built in SA over next decade
French multinational Thales and South-Australian small business Micro-X have signed a $10 million agreement to invest in the development of ultra-miniature x-ray systems. The systems, which utilise carbon nanotubes in their x-ray imaging, have potential applications in airports and other high-security environments. A backscattering image processing algorithm, augmented with artificial intelligence, will identify suspicious items. … Continue reading Thales and Australian manufacturer sign agreement on future x-ray systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has opened a new repair facility at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Edinburgh base in South Australia, to provide more efficient in-country support services for the repair and maintenance of laser-based Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems. LAIRCM systems are currently installed on six RAAF aircraft types, 57 aircraft total, with … Continue reading Northrop Grumman opens aircraft repair facility in SA
An Australian start-up wants to mass-produce autonomous electric vehicles, and potentially build a battery gigafactory. CEO of start-up A2emCo, Michael Molitor, has revealed that the company aims to produce almost completely Australian made, fully autonomous vehicles by 2020. According to Molitor, the vehicle’s prototype is already designed, with six evaluation prototypes being built overall. While … Continue reading Start-up aims to mass-produce EVs in Australia
A Victorian vehicle manufacturing start-up aiming to produce the first Australian-made electric vehicles has been given a kick-start thanks to a new funding initiative by CSIRO. CSIRO Kick-Start is an initiative that offers dollar-matched funding of up to $50,000 to enable research projects for start-ups and small businesses that are on their way to becoming Australian success … Continue reading CSIRO backs Victorian electric vehicle manufacturing start-up
The latest State of the Nation Report featured a spotlight on the Australian automotive industry, painting a picture of the industry following the end of local car manufacturing. Despite the imminent closure of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry later this year (Holden and Toyota cease local manufacturing in October 2017), Australians are buying more cars … Continue reading The Australian auto industry post-manufacturing
The South East Melbourne Manufacturers’ Alliance has commented following the Victorian government’s release of its 30-year draft infrastructure strategy, suggesting investment to boost the affordability and ease of transport was needed.
ASX-listed Engineering company Downer EDI saw a 14 per cent drop in net profit, beating expectations, and said its strategy will involve targeting more rail and bus contracts.
Victoria’s regional train operator V/Line has had to replace some train services with buses and run shorter trains because of a problem with the some of its train wheels.
A 3D printing robot on wheels could be a solution to potholed roads in the future, according to reports.
Today’s Victorian budget will include a rail announcement worth $2 billion over the next decade.
Rodney Smith, managing director of fourth-generation, Brisbane-based signage company Albert Smith Group.
Two manufacturers demonstrate that while they were efficient at making products, delivering to customers were a costly diversion from the main business.
It was announced last Friday that a group led by Bombardier had won a $4.1 billion contract to help upgrade Queensland’s train fleet.
One of the most significant contributors to Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia was recognised at the recent Awards.
Two companies are in the final bidding stage to build and maintain 75 new trains for Queensland, the largest train contract in the state’s history.
Hundreds of millions of dollars has been set aside in the Victorian Budget for the manufacture of at least 30 new V/Line train carriages.