Manufacturing Today

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.

Packaging and processing machinery manufacturer Packserv is looking at novel ways to invest in expanded manufacturing capability to the benefit of its business and the industry at large.

HRS Heat Exchangers international sales and marketing director Matt Hale says juice producers will need to focus more than ever on production efficiencies in order to maximise margins.

GS1’s Traceability Solution Providers Special Interest Group has voted in its new co-chairs for 2023, with Michael Dossor being re-appointed, and Greg Calvert and Luke Wood rounding out the trio.

The latest print issue of Machinery Matters, APPMA's regular supplement published in partnership with PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business, has now hit desks, and is also available online in digital format.

As Covid restrictions eased in early 2022, there was a marked uptick in announcements regarding investments in new facilities and equipment, as well as facility openings and ground breaking on greenfield sites. We bring you a review of major developments this year.