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Cochlear buys hearing implant maker Oticon for A$170m

Cochlear Limited, a global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has agreed to acquire Oticon Medical for approximately A$170 million. The announcement comes after  Oticon's parent...

Craig International Ballistics wins $1.8m MMI grant

Craig International Ballistics (CIB), Australia's largest manufacturer of body armour and composite armour systems, has received a $1.8m grant under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative...

ACTIVATE 2022 to address burgeoning STEM career shortage

ACTIVATE 2022 symposium to address science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career shortage

Thiess to trial sustainable mining technology in Central Queensland

Mining services provider Thiess is set to trial a sustainable mining technology at the Anthill Project in Central Queensland. Created by tech mining start-up Plotlogic,...

 AGL teams up with Nu-Rock to examine feasibility of repurposing coal ash

AGL Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nu-Rock Building Products, a waste site remediation firm, to examine the viaability of converting...

Victorian food manufacturer wins grant to purchase specialized equipment

The Victorian Government is supporting local food producer Purearth Foods with a $485,000 grant from the $15 million Food to Market program to make...

Schneider Electric launches new generation TeSys Motor Control series

Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its new generation of TeSys Motor Control for high current contactors.

Hydrogen Council backs latest steps in hubs roll-out

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) says the basic building blocks of a new hydrogen economy are being put in place with the latest announcement of more locations for hydrogen hubs, this time in Queensland.

Ampcontrol Acquired By Washington H.Soul Pattinson To Power The Future of Australian Manufacturing

Media Release by Amcontrol Investment house Wahington H. Soul Pattinson increases shareholding in Amcontrol Limited to full owners Amontrol remains 100% Australian privately owned...

Africa faces hard knocks as rich countries take manufacturing back home

The global economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February this year has intensified the risk of declining trade integration between countries. A process referred to as the deglobalisation of trade.

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