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Demand for cigarette and tobacco declines as Australians become more health-conscious

July 29, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Demand for cigarettes in Australia has declined over the past five years due to increasing health concerns, anti-smoking campaigns, increasing regulations and higher excise taxes, according to the updated industry report from Australian research company IBISWorld. Recent regulatory restrictions include the plain packaging law introduced in December 2012.

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Australian metal products manufacturer expands business to 3D printing

July 29, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian metal products manufacturer Williams United is expanding its operations by launching Williams 3D, a new business unit dedicated to 3D printing. According to IT news resource ARN, Williams 3D is looking to open dedicated premises and has ambitions

Industry leaders appointed to head food and manufacturing innovation precincts

July 29, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr has announced the appointment of two industry leaders to the Labor Government’s Food and Manufacturing Precincts. “These high calibre appointments will drive business growth in two of our most important sectors.

Supplier advocates appointed to help Australian manufacturers increase their competitiveness

July 27, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Supplier advocates have been appointed by the Federal Government to provide expert support to the food sector and the medical technologies market. Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr has appointed Mr. Geoff Starr, former CEO of George Weston Foods and

$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

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