The latest issue of Machinery Matters – a resource brought to you by APPMA in partnership with PKN – has just been published and is available for online viewing here.

In this issue we highlight all the events, activities and opportunities available to visitors and exhibitors at APPMA's flagship trade show AUSPACK 2019. We take a closer look at what some of the APPMA members have been up to, including the appointment of a new CEO for tna, the acquisition of the Adaptapack assets from the now defunct Walls Machinery and their integration into Foodmach, and the opening of the new Axelent facility in Adelaide. We also profile long-standing APPMA member CPS, and cover the work Fibre King has completed for fast-growing craft brewer Balter Brewing 

And don't forget to take a look at the AUSPACK front cover on PKN, which incorporates an augmented reality experience. Just download the AUSPACK2019 app, scan the cover and you're set to watch the machinery on the cover 'switch on'.

Food & Drink Business

COVID-19 has provided the disruption needed to change thinking around Australian manufacturing, Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said in her National Press Club address (20 May). Andrews said disruption to global supply chains was a wake-up call for many businesses.

Fonterra Co-operative Group recorded $815 million normalised earnings before interest and tax for the nine months to 30 April. CEO Miles Hurrell said it was a $301 million increase on the corresponding period last year.

Consultancy firm BMA Group is hosting a webinar on managing costs in times of uncertainty on 28 May.