Innovation and Best Practices

New industry growth centres to help Australia’s manufacturing competitiveness

According to the Federal Government’s ‘Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda’ released this month, there are 5 key industries in which Australia has a competitive advantage. Among them are food, pharmaceuticals and advanced manufacturing.  At the core of the agenda are “Industry Growth Centres”. These centres will increase Australia’s competitiveness and productivity in the 5 industries […]

2014 AFGC's state of the industry report
Global Manufacturing

AFGC’s State of the Industry Report 2014: what does it mean?

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) recently released its annual “State of the Industry Report”. Here we strip it back to reveal the seven key facts you need to know. The report’s sixth edition focuses on five key issues in the food and beverage manufacturing industry: turnover, employment, international trade, capital expenditure, and research […]

Innovation and Best Practices

15 minutes with… Walls Machinery: 3 top trends in food packaging

foodpro 2014 showcased some fantastic technologies and ideas. There were several things that caught our eye as we wandered off our stand around the halls. We’ve already talked about the exacting precision of JMP Engineering’s palletizing machine with vacuum gripper (see their tips on choosing the right palletizing system), but we were also impressed with […]