Small and medium businesses’ (SMBs) confidence in the manufacturing industry rose 20 points in the previous quarter, to a net score of +55 – the highest confidence level recorded since 2008. This is according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) ended 2017 on a high with a reading of 56.2 in December 2017, down a slight 1.1 on the previous month, and further building on the recovery the sector has experienced over the year (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with the distance […]
The Victorian Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is driving a new era for local steel production in Victoria and creating new manufacturing jobs.
A Victorian vehicle manufacturing start-up with ambitions to be Australia’s first production electric vehicle, and a company developing a disruptive new class of insecticides have been given a kick-start thanks to a new funding initiative that helps small businesses access CSIRO research expertise and capabilities.