Tag: Australian manufacturing

The Volvo Group Australia factory in Brisbane will begin producing all-electric trucks in 2027. In preparation, the Queensland state government has issued permits for two battery-electric Volvo heavy trucks to undergo local trials as the models in question exceed Australia’s 2.5-metre width restriction by 2.5cm. Although it may be possible for locally-built electric Volvo trucks Continue reading Volvo to make electric trucks in QLD

Darwin-based Arctic Installations has received funding to locally manufacture its innovative refrigerated truck and cool room insulation panels insulation solution, designed for the unique climatic and weather requirements of tropical regions. The company constructs refrigerated trailers from scratch and has an HVAC/R partner come in to install the refrigeration systems. It intends to displace fully Continue reading Local manufacture of refrigerated truck and cool room insulated panels in the Top End

Zero-emissions transport company Nexport has announced it will build an electric vehicle plant in the South Highlands of New South Wales (NSW).  The $A700 million facility will be built on a 51-hectare site in the town of Moss Vale. The construction work alone is expected to employ 700 people and, once operational, Nexport expects the Continue reading NSW to get electric bus factory

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tours the Century Batteries facility in Carole Park

Brisbane-based Century Batteries is investing $7 million its Australian manufacturing facility, which is expected to boost production to more than 1.3 million batteries per year with almost all materials and components also sourced locally.  Century, which recently gave Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk a tour of its Carole Park facility, employs around 600 people across Australia and New Zealand. It Continue reading VASA member Century Batteries boosts Australian manufacturing

Fresh funding for Aussie lithium battery startup could help create up to 1300 jobs Energy Renaissance, an Australian lithium-ion battery startup, has been awarded a government grant that could help pave the way for development and expansion. The co-funded grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) awarded Energy Renaissance $A246,625, an amount that was Continue reading Federal boost for planned gigafactory

Geelong-based Carbon Revolution, a specialist producer of one-piece carbon-fibre wheels, has announced a $100 million expansion plan.  The move, which is backed by substantial investment in manufacturing from the Victorian state government, will create 500 new jobs – tripling the size of the firm’s workforce. The expansion will also substantially increase the company’s production output, Continue reading Australian carbon fibre wheel specialist expands

There are more benefits to the ongoing rise in EVs than environmental issues alone. For starters, millions of dollars are being ploughed into new areas of business that will supply, support and maintain this burgeoning electrified automotive marketplace. In many cases, these start-ups are resulting in the creation of a plethora of new jobs. Case Continue reading New EV technology brings jobs and opportunities

VASA member Redarc Electronics recently celebrated the opening of a $22 million factory expansion that enables the company to increase production capacity by 250 per cent and create 100 new jobs within five years. It is a continuation of Redarc’s inspiring Australian manufacturing success story, one that is well known by attendees of Wire & Continue reading Redarc’s Aussie manufacturing win