Carbon Revolution, a maker of carbon fibre wheels and the first winner named in a program aimed at helping Geelong’s manufacturers adapt.
The first successful applicant for a grants programme to strengthen Geelong’s industrial sector has been announced.
The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce has put forward a plan which it claims will generate 500 car industry jobs.
Geelong is preparing for the impact of the Alcoa Point Henry smelter’s closure.
A current and a former Victorian premier have backed Geelong’s ability to bounce back, following yesterday’s Point Henry Alcoa smelter announcement.
The carbon tax has not been given by Alcoa as a reason it chose to close down its Point Henry aluminium smelter.
Speculation about the future of the Point Henry Alcoa smelter in Geelong has ended this morning, with news that the 50-year-old site will close in August.
Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government have announced a new $100 million investment plan to assist fruit processor SPC Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley.
The government claims Toyota said in December that workplace conditions at its Altona plant were making it hard to continue its operations.
Fears are growing that Alcoa will shut the Point Henry aluminium smelter near Geelong and hundreds of workers will lose their jobs.
Sydney has overtaken Melbourne as Australia’s major manufacturing centre, according to research by SGS Economics and Planning.
Ford will start cutting 300 car manufacturing jobs in June and sparked fears that it may stop its Australian manufacturing operations before 2016.
The Victorian Government is aiming to increase the state’s involvement in defence manufacturing as it responds to the losses of Holden and Ford.
Geelong leaders have taken an initiative to bid for a $10 billion defence contract to build a fleet of more than 800 military combat vehicles.
Victorian-based manufacturer Hallam Manufacturing has been placed into administration after 41 years of operation.
3D printing has come as far in Australia as warranting standalone expos and conferences, and this year there are not one but two trade shows dedicated to the technology.
Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply 12 Bushmaster armoured vehicles to the Jamaica Defence Force.
Police are investigating the theft of hundreds of litres of solvent from an unnamed factory in Cheltenham, south-east of Melbourne.
A fire at Dandenong South that broke out on Tuesday night caused an estimated $1.5 million worth of damage at a line-marking materials factory.
Ford will axe its Ford Performance Vehicles two years before it winds up its manufacturing operations in Australia.