This week the Western Australian government has announced two grants for innovative businesses to set up in the state. The state government will provide support for local businesses through the X-TEND WA program. Six education programs for investors and innovators are part of the $516,000 pilot program. The programs range from business scale up strategies … Continue reading WA offers investment for innovation
In launching the Western Australian (WA) government’s Diversify WA vision, the state government identified technology and advanced manufacturing as one of the key economic sectors that will build a more resilient, sustainable and growing economy. To achieve this vision, the WA government will reduce barriers to diversification, foster innovation and demonstrate fiscal responsibility so to … Continue reading Manufacturing key to future of WA economy
WA-based shipbuilder Austal has won a contract worth up to $779 million to construct a Frigate-sized Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 28) for the US Navy. The ship will be constructed at Austal’s shipyard in Alabama, however some subsystems will be produced at the company’s Henderson, WA facility. These will include ride control systems, … Continue reading WA shipbuilder wins $779 million contract
Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is teaming up with government-owned counterpart ASC in South Australia to win the contract to build the Navy’s nine new frigates. Three international designers have been shortlisted for the $35 billion program – British BAE, Italian firm Fincantieri and Spanish company Navantia. The Government is expected to make a decision in … Continue reading SA and WA shipbuilders join to win frigates contract
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
Shipbuilder Navantia had discussions with local Western Australian (WA) businesses regarding its potential build of nine anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian Navy. The company has been shortlisted as one three candidates to design the SEA5000 Future Frigates to replace the existing ANZAC Class fleet. WA’s department of commerce industry development director John O’Hare said … Continue reading Navantia courts WA industry over frigate plans
Perth-based 3D printing company Aurora Labs has announced that it has lodged another patent application, this time for a method of producing metal powders.
WA owned heavy road transport equipment manufacturer Bruce Rock Engineering (BRE) unveiled its latest 60m road train during the opening of its new workshop in Perth.
Specialty construction chemicals company Sika Australia has consolidated two plants and three warehouses, opening a new factory at Bibra Lake to improve its logistics and manufacturing processes.
Eleven reportable leaks have led to investigations at the Pilbara Fertiliser site in Western Australia, owned by Yara International.
Recent Endeavour Awards champion Admedus is growing briskly, with their tissue engineering process being used to repair hearts all over the world. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s chief operating officer, Dr Julian Chick. Australia’s “clean and green” image is a benefit well-known to many of our food exporters. Regulations are among the reasons it’s … Continue reading Pumped about the future
Two activist investors have taken out a combined stake of 5.4 per cent in caravan and accommodation company Fleetwood. Mercantile Investment Company and Sandon Capital bought 1 per cent and 4.4 per cent of shares in the company, signing an agreement to act in concert as shareholders. “Neither Sandon nor MVT wishes to enter into … Continue reading Activist investors get 5.4 per cent stake in Fleetwood
The CEO of joint venture Interflour has said that West Australia’s business leaders need to make more of the opportunities in south-east Asia, a region which he believes could outstrip China as a manufacturing hub.
Perth is set to be the first Australian city to trial a driver-less bus, according to West Australia’s transport minister.
Milk has been by Coles in Western Australia due to contamination concerns at Lion’s Bentley factory.
The Western Australian Labor opposition has said it will push for a global brand under which the state would be promoted.
A hull section, completed last Friday and unveiled yesterday at Henderson, WA, demonstrated a new way of doing business for advanced manufacturers, said ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
ABB recently hosted an event at its Malaga (Perth) factory to celebrate the significant milestone of 60 years of transformer manufacturing in Western Australia.
Smith’s Snackfood Company will shut its Smith’s Chips factory in Canning Vale next year and, as a result, 300 workers will lose their jobs.