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news & editorials

  1. 16.04.2018
    16.04.2018
    by      In
    Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation and inspiration, National Manufacturing Week (NMW), returns to Sydney Showground from 9th to 11th May 2018. The three-day event provides an unrivalled opportunity for industry decision-makers to network, collaborate and learn about the next... Read More
  2. 03.04.2018
    03.04.2018
    by      In
    Australia's PMI jumped up to 63.1 in March, surpassing the previous record of 62.1 (set in May 2002) and marking the highest rate of expansion since records began. 
    “March marked an eighteenth month of expanding or stable conditions for the Australian PMI, the longest run of continuous expansion... Read More
  3. 22.03.2018
    22.03.2018
    by      In
    Topics from mental health to forklift safety will feature among the 14 presentations within the free education programme for the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2018. Running over both days of the show (23rd and 24th May), the programme will see industry professionals shed light on the most... Read More
  4. 16.03.2018
    16.03.2018
    by      In
    In the 1960s, as much as a quarter of Australia’s workforce was employed in the manufacturing sector, and the industry fuelled 25% of the nation’s economy, according to the Productivity Commission. Half a century on, the closure of Toyota, Ford and then General Motors in October 2017 seemed to... Read More
  5. 02.03.2018
    02.03.2018
    by      In
    Ask most Australians and they will tell you that manufacturing in Australia is dead or dying. Ford, Toyota, Holden – all gone. Their suppliers – doors shut. Harley Davidson rides no more. We can’t even share a lift with other Australians as our bus manufacturers are closing down (Custom Bus in... Read More
  6. 01.03.2018
    01.03.2018
    by      In
    February proved to be another strong month for manufacturing, with the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index continuing to show strong growth. 
    The index landed at 57.5 last month, 1.2 down from January's high: while a slight decrease, the industry continues its strong trend of growth both... Read More
  7. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Thousands of visitors, exhibitors, and speakers from around the world are expected to attend National Manufacturing Week (NMW), to be held from 9th to 11th May 2018 at the Sydney Showground.
    With registrations now open, the free-to-attend event will offer unrivalled access to world-class speakers... Read More
  8. Workplace traffic management
    08.02.2018
    08.02.2018
    by      In
    The interaction between pedestrians and vehicles in the workplace presents a major WH&S hazard. Until now there has been very little legislation relating to the subject.
    Safe Work Australia has published a general guide on traffic management, together with specific guides for aspects such as... Read More
  9. Lapp Australia HQ
    31.01.2018
    31.01.2018
    by      In
    One of the world’s leading providers of branded cable and connector systems and integrated electrical and automation engineering solutions, Lapp, has set up a fully fledged subsidiary in Australia.
    Lapp Australia – headquartered in new 3100m2 premises at Eastern Creek, Sydney – will meet demand... Read More
  10. Lots of money
    24.01.2018
    24.01.2018
    by      In
    This year looks likely to be the last chance for small businesses to take advantage of the Federal Government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off. So any business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million has until 30th June 2018 to make a qualifying investment.
    The scheme originated in the... Read More