Manufacturing

Cabinet okays competitiveness agenda

Govt to support strongest parts of the economy, industry to back apprentice training.

Pratt opens box plant in Ohio

Anthony Pratt’s investment in the US state of Ohio has grown to $US100 million.

Foreign subs pose security risk: Shorten

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Opposition leader says purchase of Japanese fleet could threaten national security.

Industry urges submarine certainty

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Manufacturers, union want govt to end speculation over where new navy submarines will be built.

Lego becomes world's largest toymaker on movie success

Toymaker leapfrogs Mattel as movie products boost H1 revenue.

Auto suppliers must put the pedal to the metal

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Many automotive suppliers have adopted a 'business as usual' approach even as the car industry crumbles. What are they doing?

Chinese manufacturing slows in August

Official data shows activity in manufacturing sector expanding at a slower pace, HSBC read also slows.

Manufacturing slows in August: AiG

AiG survey shows manufacturing sector slips back into negative territory after brief spike in July.

Public Pact suits Geminder

Raphael Geminder says he doesn't regret taking packaging firm public.

How Australia can remake the manufacturing sector

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High wages are often blamed for the death of the manufacturing sector, but in fact they ensure Australia is well-placed to capitalise on its strength in producing higher-tech, export-oriented goods.

Kresta swings to FY loss

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Blind maker says changes under Chinese ownership will improve competitiveness.

Pact to drop Dynapack bid

Packaging group looks set to abandon plan to acquire one of Indonesia’s biggest rigid plastics packaging companies.

Pact FY profit beats forecast

Innovation was a key to the newly listed plastics company growth.

Forty thousand auto job losses 'optimistic': Ai Group

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Manufacturing body says Productivity Commission's report seriously underplays sectoral problems.

Car industry change to kill up to 40,000 jobs: Productivity Commission

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Review of Australia's automotive manufacturing industry says losses will be staggered over time.

Shedding workwear makes sense for Pacific Brands

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Pacific Brands only bought Hard Yakka seven years ago, but now it needs to focus on Bonds.

Mesoblast widens FY loss

Biotech company falls further into the red but sees increased clinical development ahead.

PacBrands mulls big asset auctions

Major clothing brands could face chop at end of strategic review: report.

Orora on lookout for assets

Packaging group Orora plans to pursue more bolt-on acquisitions in Australasia and North America.

Orora lifts profit, shares jump

Demerged group expects higher earnings in the year ahead as it pushes on with cost reductions.

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