Manufacturing

The making of an accidental family business

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A decision by one manufacturer to exit Australia led to the creation of a new rival.

NewSat cut from Lockheed contract

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Bankruptcy judge in US signs order severing NewSat's contract with defence giant.

SA to host defence manufacturers

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State to promote shipbuilding industry to the world as navy's first air warfare destroyer sets sail.

Big brands feature as recalls rise

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Choice says brands are no guarantee of quality as various products are pulled from market.

Funding boost for 19 businesses

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Cochlear shares rally 4.5% as govt unveils $250m injection into high-value manufacturers.

Brambles snaps up Renta Pack

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Pallet maker acquires Chilean provider of reusable plastic crate pooling services for $US63m.

DuluxGroup H1 profit slides

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Paint maker hit by one-off charges, remains upbeat about improved FY15 result.

ResMed plunges 18% on clinical trial

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Investors dump ResMed stock after study showed air-flow device increased death rate.

GUD Holdings raises $79m in placement

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Share placement to help fund acquisition of lighting products supplier Brown & Watson.

Alcoa to close Anglesea power station

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Alcoa and Alumina will permanently close Anglesea mine, power station in August.

CSR posts best profit in 5 years

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Industrial building group lifts FY profit 43%, revenues increase 16% to $2bn.

Incitec Pivot lifts H1 profit

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Fertiliser and explosive maker reaps benefits of cost-cutting measures, lower Aust dollar.

Holcim moves closer to Lafarge tie-up

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Swiss cement giant's shareholders approve share issuance to pay for deal.

Labor and government agree on RET

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Parties agree to cut renewable energy target from 41,000GWh to 33,000GWh.

Look! Here’s a green shoot!

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The extraordinary success of Brisbane-based NOJA Power shows that specialised, globally-focused manufacturing can thrive in a high-cost country like Australia.

Illegal tobacco costs govt $1.35bn

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KPMG report for tobacco industry says booming Australian black market has grown 30% in two years.

China manufacturing holds steady

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Official PMI slightly beats expectations in April, with manufacturing activity steady.

Manufacturing declines for fifth month

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AiG performance of manufacturing index slips in April, but pace of decline slowing.

Colgate-Palmolive lifts Q1 profit

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Group boosted by stronger sales volumes, despite currency headwinds.

Rebooting Australia's footwear business

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In the past, protective trade barriers sheltered Australia's factories, now we do most of our manufacturing in Asia and manage the brands.

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