With the National Packaging Targets set for 2025 it is not long before the government standards are put in place and food and beverage manufacturers will have to comply. If you supply packaging & processing solutions to the industry then our readers want to talk to you. They are on the lookout for the latest technologies that … Continue reading Food & Beverage Industry News September Special Feature – Packaging and Processing
One of the many learnings over the past few months is that of self-sufficiency. In the past, Australia and New Zealand, like many other countries, gradually outsourced a large part of its supply chain internationally to reduce costs. Covid-19 saw the best and worst of supply chain management – some companies came to a grinding … Continue reading Reshoring Australia and New Zealand’s manufacturing sector
At the Global Food Forum in Sydney last year, non-executive director of brewing giant Lion, Sir Rod Eddington, pointed out that in order for Australia to have a vibrant food and beverage export sector, it needed a good cold store supply chain. The need for good cold store supply chain is one thing, but that … Continue reading Expertise key to a coldstorage and food build
Whether they are disinfecting and sanitising, conducting COVID-19 tests, helping to manufacture Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or ramping up respirator production, cobots can work alongside humans safely or on their own. They are the answer to accelerating repetitive tasks in the manufacturing environment while simultaneously addressing concerns around social distancing and the safety of employees. … Continue reading Flexibility and redeployment needed in times of crisis
Manufacturing and automation is now more top-of-mind than ever before. As Industry 4.0 takes root in businesses across the globe, the opportunity to embrace highly-advanced technology and new, forward-thinking ways of working has never been greater. From smart cities and cashless payments to autonomous vehicles, there is no shortage of buzzworthy, headline-grabbing advances in modern … Continue reading Why manufacturing transformation will change Australia’s economic trajectory
2019 was another interesting year for the manufacturing sector. Competition and cost cutting forced manufacturers to operate more efficiently and as a result, the industry turned to Industry 4.0 for its long-term benefits. More than a fad or buzzword, Tim Keech, Sales and marketing director for SMC Corporation says that Industry 4.0 is here to … Continue reading Industry 4.0 delivers opportunities to manufacturing in 2020
Rockwell Automation today announced that it has acquired Mestech Services, a global provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems / Manufacturing Operations Management, digital solutions consulting, and systems integration services. Mestech is a Rockwell Automation Recognised Systems Integrator with experience applying Rockwell’s software-based solutions within the manufacturing technology space. The company offers technology consulting services, solutions design … Continue reading Rockwell Automation acquires Mestech
Australia’s increasingly vibrant manufacturing sector needs the support of the country’s younger, globalised generation, if it is to continue its growth trajectory according to new research. A St.George survey of over 1000 consumers revealed ‘Australian made’ is not as important to 18-24 year olds (23 per cent) when purchasing a product, compared to 69 per … Continue reading Future of manufacturing relies on support from younger generation
The Government has launched a $160 million fund designed to create jobs in the manufacturing sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund would help manufacturers become more competitive by co‑funding investments in new technologies. “Strengthening our core and emerging manufacturing industries is a key part of the Government’s … Continue reading Govt. fund designed to modernise manufacturing
Researchers from the Future Industries Institute (FII) at the University of South Australia are collaborating with a group of scientists at ANSTO to investigate a new class of micro and nano-scale zinc fertilisers for broadacre crops, such as wheat. Zinc is an essential micronutrient required for the growth of wheat with crucial roles throughout the plant. Australian … Continue reading FII and ANSTO collaborate for broadacre crop fertiliser
South Australian company, Advanced Material Solutions (AMS) began commissioning their first commercial units last month and plans to ramp up its workforce from 26 to more than 200 to cater for increasing global demand. AMS Filtration managing director Gilbert Erskine said the robust titanium membranes were so strong that they could run 24-hours a day for a … Continue reading Titanium filters strengthen winery production
Nestlé South Africa has invested R1.2 billion into the expansion of its instant coffee manufacturing plant in Estcourt. The expansion included the construction of a waste water treatment plant, new coffee processing plant, upgrading existing coffee processing and a the state of the art coffee drying plant. At least 20 direct and more than 470 indirect … Continue reading Nestlé expands in South Africa
The first automatic raw meat vending machine has been installed in Paris this week, as customers can purchase steaks or sausages at any time of day or night.
The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZME) survey of business conditions in December showed a 9.02 per cent increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.
Spray Nozzle Engineering, a leading Australian spraying solutions company, has a long history of providing solutions to the wine and beer processing industries in Australia and New Zealand.
Jungheinrich is market-launching a new narrow-aisle forklift – its EKX 514-516 electric order picker and trilateral forklift – in short, a “combi” (combination) stacker.
As a producer and co-packer of a variety of corn-based snacks, from tortilla chips to snacks mixes, popcorns and extruded snacks, Keystone Food Products depends on flexible, high-performance packaging solutions that can be easily integrated into its existing production line in the US.
A ‘super spaghetti’ has been developed by Spanish and Italian researchers containing more fibre and proteins that can help to reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
A major food producing state in Australia is on the hunt for large-scale tenants to anchor a premium food hub and take its products to the world.
When an iconic Australian food company needed a new method of reliable, continuous supply of snack biscuits to its high-speed weighers and feeders for packaging, it sought the assistance of two Australian manufacturing companies, who are both leaders in their fields.