Manufacturing Today

While different meat sources and products have different processing and cooking requirements, methods chosen should aim to minimise energy use, writes Matt Hale of HRS.

Food South Australia (Food SA) has partnered with How Sustainability to develop an online ESG platform, to help food and beverage companies collect and measure data across key areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste. 

Every area of Australia's food production was considered in the House Standing Committee on Agriculture's enquiry into food security, resulting in 35 recommendations, including implementing a food waste tax.

The $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund will begin investing in growing Australia’s industrial capabilities to create “secure, well-paid jobs” of the future.

ABB has released the results of its new survey, titled Value of Reliability, which found that 69 per cent of industrial businesses experience unplanned outages at least once a month.

For manufacturers, committing to a capex project is a big decision. The right choice can reduce costs, improve efficiency, boost productivity and increase profits – the wrong choice can be an expensive mistake.

The Ai Group has released its Cyber Security Survey 2023, which shows that Australian businesses are well informed of the risks of cyber-attacks, and have decisively moved from awareness to action.

Access Industries provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Following a half million-dollar upgrade to its secondary packaging production facility, PKN was invited for a tour.

With more than 500 consultants spread over 16 offices globally, Argon & Co, a strategy and transformation of operations consultancy, is launching ESG and sustainability as a service offering in ANZ.

The National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) has launched the Victorian Mentee Sponsorship Program as part of its national flagship Mentoring Program.

Peter Malinauskas, Premier of South Australia, has officially opened the new high-tech custom-built 12,000 square metre CHEP Service Centre at Direk in the city of Salisbury, Adelaide.

As the packaging industry becomes more interconnected and reliant on digital systems, the need for robust cybersecurity measures and cyber insurance has become paramount.

In this round-up of recent industry developments, Machinery Matters gives an overview of the top M&A activity and plant investment across the processing and packaging sector. In the news: Thomas Foods, Frew Foods, Rivalea, Pharmacare, Bounce, Jamestrong, Beam Suntory, Frucor Suntory, Ferndale Foods, Amcor, Mondelez, Licella, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.

In June-July, the packaging and processing industry has seen the announcement of new plant investment, updates on factories coming on stream, and the opening of new facilities opening. In this short video, we round up the highlights.

SMC Corporation will be relocating and expanding its current Tsukuba Technical Centre in Japan to open the Kashiwanoha Campus New Technical Centre in the ‘Kashiwanoha Smart City’ in 2025.

Automation and integration specialist Agito Group has brought in Phil Houghton as its new global business development director, signalling a significant step forward in the expansion of the business.