All posts by Mike Wheeler

Ahrens’ latest project a sweet success

Ahrens’ latest design and construct project, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, has proven to be a sweet success with locals and visitors to the South Australian region. The $5.5 million-dollar facility combines a chocolaterie, retail shop, café, ice creamery and cellar door, nestled amongst mature gum trees and vineyards in the historic Barossa Valley, South Australia. … Continue reading Ahrens’ latest project a sweet success

Get your electricity costs under control with Demand Management

Electricity is one of the most variable costs in manufacturing. This whitepaper discusses upgrading underutilised onsite backup power generators to automatically generate power during times of peak demand – called Demand Management – in order to reduce the amount of electricity drawn from the grid – saving on your electricity bill. In any business electricity … Continue reading Get your electricity costs under control with Demand Management

Little Green Panda and Stroh tackle drinking straw issue

Two Australian companies offering competing products, Little Green Panda and Stroh, have joined forces in a bid to eliminate disposable plastic straws from the food service industry by replacing them with compostable, plant-based alternatives made from wheat stems. Sharing a mutual commitment to eradicating single-use plastics in the retail and hospitality industries, Manon Beauchamp-Tardieu and … Continue reading Little Green Panda and Stroh tackle drinking straw issue