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PM Rudd promises to help manufacturers supply major projects by lowering threshold for Industry Participation Plans

September 3, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has vowed to boost local industry by up to $624 million a year by lowering the threshold for major projects in order to help local suppliers. The Australian has reported that Mr. Rudd made the pledge while on campaign in Brisbane, promising that should he win Saturday’s Federal Election, he will …

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Minister Kenyon visits manufacturing site of collaborative solar system

September 3, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

South Australian Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade, Tom Kenyon has officially launched OzRoll Industries’ 100kW commercial solar system and demonstration site, which has been developed in partnership with Schneider Electric. According to a

Steel manufacturers group warns industry on the risks of imported steel storage products

September 3, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Steel Storage Manufacturers Group, an initiative of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), has warned businesses that purchasing sub-standard imported steel storage products could bring about legal issues and exposure to health and safety risks.

Quickstep reports strong revenue for FY2013, expects substantial growth in next two years

September 3, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Carbon fibre composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings has reported strong results for the financial year as sales increased by four-fold to $2.6 million in 2013 compared to last year’s $0.5 million. While the company announced a loss of $16.9 million for

BMW Australia boss Phil Horton criticized for predicting the death of Holden

September 2, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) vilified BMW Australia’s boss Phil Horton for the remarks he made last week that the “the writing is on the wall for Holden”. Speaking at the launch of the new BMW convertible Mr. Horton went

Manufacturing activity continues to shrink in August, albeit at a slower rate

September 2, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The latest Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) from the Australian Industry Group shows that manufacturing activity continued to shrink for the 26th consecutive month in August but the rate of decline has slowed down. The AI Group August PMI rose 4.4

Ksubi parent company Bleach Group placed under voluntary administration; announces restructuring plan

September 2, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Bleach Group, the parent company of Australian fashion labels Ksubi and Insight, has been placed into voluntary administration for the second time in three years due to the closure of its major Asia-based supply chain/sourcing factory in May. The company has