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$30M investment announced for Cadbury’s Claremont plant

July 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

A recently announced $30 million investment into Cadbury’s Claremont facility could help boost the chocolate maker’s production to 70,000 tonnes from 42,000 tonnes a year, according to reports from The Mercury. Simon Talbot, Director of Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez International, said the 70,000 figure is an internal aspirational target rather

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Bacchus Distillery joins Epoch Wine Group

July 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Victoria-based Bacchus Distillery, Australia’s largest cream liqueur manufacturer, will be joining Epoch Wine Group, thereby allowing the latter to expand its product offerings beyond wines to spirits and liqueurs. Epoch will begin distributing Bacchus

Quickstep locks in first sale of patented process to Russian composites company

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Quickstep has secured a A$6 million contract that will deliver its “Quickstep Process” system to Russian aircraft composites manufacturer ORPE Technologiya. The company announced today via a media release that it has made the first commercial sale of its

Australian dollar continues to decline, provides relief to local manufacturing

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian dollar continues to drop today as latest data from this morning showed the local unit trading at 91.69 US cents, from yesterday’s closing at 92.57 US cents , according to reports from The Australian. The further decline was prompted by

Industrial relations reform should be top priority of next Federal government says manufacturing businesses

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing businesses have ranked “industrial relations reform to boost productivity” as the greatest priority of the next Federal Government, according to a survey released by the Australian Industry Group on Monday. The AI Group surveyed 330

Australia New Agribusiness focuses on manufacturing of compound fertiliser

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australia New Agribusiness & Chemical Group (ASX:ANB) has sold a 49 percent equity in U&D Mining Industry (Australia) Pty Ltd to focus on the manufacturing of agricultural fertilizer. Australia New Agribusiness, formerly Daton Group, is an

Toyota and Ford end collaboration on hybrid research

July 24, 2013 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Toyota and Ford are ending their joint research into gas-electric hybrid systems for trucks and sport-utility vehicles. According to AFP reports published on Yahoo, the automakers announced on Tuesday that they will be developing the systems independently,