Manufacturing Today

One of the many things we’ve learned about over the past few months is self-sufficiency. Australia and New Zealand have gradually outsourced much of their supply chains to reduce costs.

Long-term partnerships are key in supplying casuals to the packaging industry and it is imperative that recruiters work closely with clients, according to workforce management firm APG Workforce.

Australia must embrace a new era of innovation and economic reform to rebound from recession and fix an inefficient economy, according to a new report published this week.

Founded in 1950, Heat and Control, a world-leading equipment manufacturer and food processing industry supplier, celebrates its 70th anniversary on 27 June, with plans to mark this platinum occasion with a 12-month long celebration.

Foodmach was recruited five weeks ago to build three surgical mask machines for Med-Con, Australia's only current manufacturer of the critical PPE. PKN brings you an update on progress.

When it comes to ‘futureproofing’ our local economy to bridge the gap between Australia and China, adoption of automation and intelligent manufacturing technology will change Australia’s economic trajectory.

Food and beverage manufacturing is the leading industry in this year’s Australia's Top 100 Manufacturers, with 35 companies making the list. Fonterra Co-op Group made the top 10, ranked #2, JBS Australia was next at #13.

Industry 4.0, talent development, cyber security, and the environment challenge are the top issues facing the manufacturing sector in 2020. Tim Keech, sales and marketing director for APPMA member SMC Corporation, shares his insight.

As Australia’s craft beer industry goes from strength to strength, craft brewers are finding new ways to increase production rates with help from integration specialists. Experience with high speed beverage lines is a strategic advantage, writes Foodmach’s CEO Earle Roberts.

APPMA member Foodmach’s Echuca factory has yielded one gigawatt of energy since fitting its Norlec Solar system in 2013, saving over 700 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

A study from Forrester Research found that while 74 per cent of firms say they want to be data-driven, only 29 per cent say they are good at connecting analytics to action. Here Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for ABB’s food and beverage segment, explains how to avoid being overwhelmed by big data.

What started as a company trading fine hair for brushes eight decades ago, has evolved into a reputable Australian manufacturer of caps and closure systems. Lindy Hughson visited Cormack Packaging’s Condell Park, NSW facility in the latest issue of PKN.

iQ Safety has launched a new website to assist its spill-solutions customers, and has aligned its branding with its parent company Matthews Australasia.

Today, 19 September, is National Family Business Day, which celebrates 70 per cent of all Australian businesses – many of which are in the food and packaging industries. Bundaberg Drinks and Matthews Australasia are among those honoured in the FBA awards.

OEMs can benefit from a process called “virtual commissioning” to spot errors before equipment is produced, according to technology giant Siemens.

The Australian Made Campaign has launched a new short-form video series to promote the benefits of local manufacturing.