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 …
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
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.
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
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
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
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