New Investment in Automation

Wilson & Gilkes recently invested in a new Salvagnini P2Xe panel bender. The benefit for clients of the Make Manufacturing Division is faster delivery and expanded range of complex bending options. The Salvagnini P2Xe is a world leader in sheet metal bending. This extremely fast machine bends automatically 2D punched/cut blanks, producing finished panels bent […]

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The Case for Australian Made Server Racks

From an eco friendly perspective, imported server racks are hard to justify. If you considering that an average 40RU unit is nearly 2 meters high and 600mm wide, much of the unit cost absorbed in freight and delivering a considerable carbon footprint, imported server racks don’t seem like a clever choice. Now if you were […]

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How can an Australian Company Gain a Competitive Edge?

‘Pioneers get scalped. Settlers get rich’. This expression personifies the concerns of business when ‘travelling the road less travelled’. Revolutionary ideas carry the promise of uncharted wealth, however the reality is more sobering. Recent studies have confirmed the problems of new product commercialisation, with newly launched products suffering from notoriously high failure rates, often reaching […]

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Feel Good About Manufacturing in Australia

We rarely hear good stories nowadays about manufacturing in Australia. Historically, we had a robust Australian manufacturing base but in recent times most manufacturing has moved off shore. Cheaper imports may seem like a good idea but as the story goes ‘if a deal seems to be too good to be true, it probably is’. […]

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