Australian Manufacturing Is Growing

The Australian manufacturing sector expanded for the seventh consecutive month in April 2017, according to the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). Australian manufacturing climbed 1.7 points to 59.2 for the month of April 2017. “The April performance featured strong growth in exports and local sales of food and beverages manufacturing, building materials, specialist […]

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The Importance of Product Certification

  The first point of consideration for any business involved in building, construction, manufacturing, fabrication and engineering is to partner with a supplier who is has an audited and certified quality management system. The system must comply with the requirements of the appropriate or stipulated Australian or International Standards. The importance of product certification is to […]

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Continuous Improvement

Whether we like it or not, change is on the horizon for Australian manufacturers, builders, fabricators and engineering workshops. The businesses that will survive are the ones who are prepared to change. A continuous improvement ethic needs to be embedded into all work processes, providing an opportunity for incremental improvement to stimulate significant productivity gains in […]

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CUB Campers SER®

Way back in 1968 when Shane Fagan’s father and grandfather bought CUB Campers, the company was just a small retail shop. Not long after, the new owners began manufacturing in Lakemba, in Sydney’s inner-west. Today, CUB Campers has grown into Australia’s largest “Flip Top” camper trailer manufacturer, making about 20 different models of campers in […]

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Innovation

Innovation is about understanding why customers want something before designing the product or service to deliver the desired experience. Innovation needs to be customer driven with design following meaning. This design doesn’t need to be radical or ground-breaking. But it does need to be relevant and required. How do Australian manufacturers and fabricators adapt their […]

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