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  • August 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world It recently published a white paper on the topic of Lightweight Assistive Manufacturing Solutions which it hopes will stimulate thinking and debate about the way forward for manufacturing in Australia and help the sector to become more sustainable Robotic Manufacturing Down Under Merino Wool Nothing says Australia quite like Merino wool Grown by nature and hard working farming families Australian Merino wool is renowned as being the best quality wool in the world Merino Wool John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd For over half a century John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd has proudly supplied the highest quality scientific equipment and laboratory supplies to a diverse range of clients in sectors such as chemical processing laboratory research pharmaceutical mining environmental food and beverage safety and life science among many others John Morris Scientific Pty Ltd Mitch Dowd Design Nothing says cool comfort quite like the onesie They ve really gone off says Amanda Ryan Product Manager for Women and Kidswear at Mitch Dowd Design The onesie has been the biggest single trend in sleepwear for the last 20 years Love it or hate it it s getting great sales at the register Mitch Dowd Design John Hart Automation Robotics John Hart Automation Robotics is passionate about increasing Australia s manufacturing competitiveness John Hart are working with local manufacturing businesses to improve operations by providing automation systems and Fanuc robots The company is an agent for Fanuc of Japan probably one of if not the biggest robot manufacturers in the world John Hart Automation Robotics Brisbane Boys College It s an eternal educational problem how do you balance the need to retain the heritage of a school of top drawer reputation and venerable tradition with the dictates of moving forward and modernising the actual education the pupils receive Brisbane Boys College Brighton Grammar School There is a false notion that being good on the sports field popular with the ladies and little else equals being a real man Sometimes I think it s difficult for boys to know what it is to be a man these days says the Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Brighton Grammar School Natalie van Wetering Brighton Grammar School Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July 14 June 14 May 14 April 14 March 14 February 14 December 13 November 13 October 13 September 13 August 13 July 13 June 13 May 13 April 13 March 13 February 13 December 12

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  • July 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    and work must be inspected regularly to ensure that it is functioning properly Fire equipment inspectors must deal with various types of equipment that are often quite complex The Fire Protection Association of Australia The Geelong College Andrew Barr National Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia AHISA and Principal of The Geelong College has been actively involved in lobbying for school funding in his position with the AHISA whilst demonstrating his aspirations in his position as Principal at The Geelong College The Geelong College Sicada Fire and Safety Now the Managing Director of Sicada Fire and Safety Mr Sellar explains that at that time in Australia smoke detectors were included in fixed systems in commercial buildings but were not widely available for residential use His inspiration led to the creation of Australia s leading fire and safety services company Sicada Fire and Safety Scotch College We are not stuck in the past Headmaster Alec O Connell insists but we hold on to our traditions The Uniting Church day and boarding school for boys is known for maintaining its core values and commitment to community while simultaneously breaking new ground in the educational sector Scotch College Punt Road Wines They are not unique so much as unusual in that they are suitable for growing a wide variety of grapes unlike most other Australian wine regions where a single speciality prevails such as Sauvignon or Pinot Noir Punt Road Wines Long Range Systems LRS LRS Australia is a division of its Dallas based parent company with 24 other offices worldwide Anthony and Andrew Lewy and their team own and operate the distribution for Australia and New Zealand and enjoy a high degree of autonomy not least because they run the highest selling office outside the United States Long Range Systems LRS Helly Hansen It might have even been the first true waterproof jacket reports Craig Ryan General Manager of Blue Rock Pty Ltd Helly Hansen s exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand Helly Hansen Hale School Our clearly stated vision is to provide opportunities for every boy to excel Headmaster Stuart Meade summarises We believe that it is our responsibility as teachers and school leaders to enable young men to leave us and go out into the wider world able to deal with the many challenges that they will face post school Hale School Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July 14 June 14 May 14 April 14 March 14 February 14 December 13 November

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  • May 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    time Mr Brydon took over the controlling role as Mr Holger took a global position in Germany with Festool In 2009 the two combined forces to purchase the Australian and New Zealand business arm from the Tooltechnic German holding company Australia s First Choice for Power Tools Tasmanian Dairy Products We spoke with CEO Tony Catania about TDP the success the company has enjoyed to date and how the business is positioning itself for future growth Home Grown Quality Shining Knight Facility Services For the past 15 years Shining Knight has taken great pride in providing superior quality cleaning and hygiene services and innovative products to a wide range of businesses and industries across the nation Specialising in corporate office facilities hospitality health and aged care education retail and local state and commonwealth governments A Different Kind of Cleaning Company Markets of Melbourne The Markets of Melbourne is a collective between three of the longest running markets in Melbourne Prahran Market Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne Market At the Markets of Melbourne learning new skills socialising with traders who are passionate about what they do and being entertained is all a part of the shopping experience Celebrating Community Ensitech Clive White knew there had to be a better way to clean stainless steel welds The engineer joined forces with two likeminded entrepreneurs and set out to solve the heat tint problem It wasn t easy We became a three man band that worked at night and on weekends trying to find a way Mr White remembers It took us four years The TIG Brush Knox Grammar School We are very proud of our traditions Business Manager Byron Cullen remarks Respect and etiquette are valued as highly in 2013 as they were 80 years ago he adds citing the first time he visited Knox as an example One of the first things that I noticed about the school was that when I stopped at the crossing a Knox boy tipped his boater at me and walked across It was the ultimate respect for the public And I am still impressed today every time I stop at a crossing around the school and they tip their boater They do it without exception Innovation Wrapped in Tradition National Manufacturing Week NMW is hosted by Reed Exhibitions widely acknowledged to be the world s leading events organiser With more than 500 exhibitions across 39 countries involving seven million participants last year alone Reed Exhibitions knows how to throw a trade show The company s Australian team is dedicated to boosting the manufacturing industry through the unique platform that the dynamic event will offer Australia s Premier Manufacturing Event Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the

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  • April 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    vehicle transportation companies We re the largest family owned car carrier in the industry across the nation he says Any of the bigger ones are all corporate Car Transport Made Easy Signwave Every Signwave centre is set up to completely cover every operation needed to meet a client s needs from digital services to content management In fact the solutions that Signwave provides are so far reaching that the company is relaunching the brand to remind customers just how much the business can do for them Much More than Signs Locksmiths Supply Company We re not talking about dynamite here we are simply speaking about legitimate tools that help people get in when they have been locked out of something that they own and need access to and this is where Locksmiths Supply Company LSC comes in Unlocking the Secrets to Enduring Success Exhibitions Trade Fairs But the exhibitions industry remains in good heart and demand from both of its interest groups exhibitors and visitors remains robust and is even increasing according to Exhibitions Trade Fairs Ltd ETF which organises trade exhibitions and consumer events across a diverse range of industries Show and Tell LeisureCom Icon Resort Apartments the Gold Coast s largest independently owned apartment group boasts some of Australia s most popular and well known holiday apartments including The Towers of Chevron Renaissance Artique Resort The Wave Resort Belle Maison Ocean Pacific Resort and South Pacific Plaza Calling Paradise Kordia Solutions Australia Kordia Solutions Australia is part of the Kordia Group and has its beginnings in 1962 in New Zealand eventually becoming Broadcasting Communications Ltd and then Transmission Holdings Limited THL in 2003 Kordia operates as a commercial entity and is a State Owned Enterprise SOE fully owned by the New Zealand government Providing Critical Coverage B R Enclosures The company has built up a strong rapport with customers for reliability quality and knowledge which has enabled B R Enclosures to be top of the Australian league in the business of electrical enclosures switchboard building systems racks and cabinets Protecting Your Assets CamPak Initially CamPak Construction Pty Ltd had concentrated most of its efforts on educational institutions but slowly moved into working on contracts for the Defence Department and airports In the past CamPak operated four distinct company divisions but has now reverted back to two CamPak Construction Pty Ltd and CamPak Asbestos and Fireproofing Services Pty Ltd which specialises in asbestos removal demolition and fireproofing Up For a Challenge Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July

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  • March 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    it worth noting anywhere in Australia State Of The Union Leda Security Products Leda s design department specialises in handling all types of vehicle access control From design and installation through to service Leda is extremely competent in providing solutions of all types We spoke with owner David Matthews about the business of security in today s world Leaders in Security Country Club Tasmania So we talked to Matthew Hardman who on a December morning agreed it was about the perfect time of year He is General Manager of Country Club Tasmania a multifaceted property just outside Tasmania s second city Launceston Southern Comfort BIBA For owner and founder Paul Divitaris training the next wave of creative talent eagerly cutting and colouring out a future career for themselves is all in a day s work Soccer football and hair they re my favourite subjects he asserts After migrating to Australia from Greece in 1961 Mr Divitaris worked as a barber before travelling to London in 1973 where he worked as a trainer in the prestigious Vidal Sassoon and Alan International salons A Cut Above A Cut Above Technigro Technigro has built a stellar reputation for quality and sustainability through its use of Integrated Vegetation Management IVM and places as far off as Singapore have come to the company for advice and assistance Business in Focus spoke with the man who started it all its CEO and founder Nick Bloor Sustainable Growth Team Systems Team Systems supplies an impressive roster of big name clients with a broad range of locally manufactured and imported materials handling equipment including trolleys safety cages and handtrucks Manufacturing operations are based in Dandenong Victoria and the company boasts branch offices in Brisbane Melbourne and Perth Staying Ahead of the Competition Sumo Visual Group Good signage isn t important it s everything reads a bold headline on the website of Sumo Visual Group an unusually progressive full service solution based print manufacturer and digital signage company based in Port Melbourne So we asked Chief Executive Matt Huber to detail why he thought a stand out visual presence was such an overwhelming priority for any company Go Digital Rainbow Meats Today Rainbow Meats the face of The Rainbow Group maintains its commitment to innovation ongoing investment in technology respect for staff and customers and building long lasting relationships with patrons by offering the best and most consistent meat products possible The Taste of Success Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July 14 June 14 May 14 April

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  • February 2013 | Business In Focus Magazine
    customers In addition TransGrid has undertaken for at least the next five years to keep revenue increases to no more than CPI Easing the Shock The Maser Group Today he has over 50 staff with offices in Australia New Zealand and the UK whilst he resides in Sydney but travels extensively to attend exhibitions and conventions to ensure he keeps up with the fast moving trends in high tech telecommunications Bright Spark Servcorp Limited As the world s second largest provider of managed workspace solutions Servcorp offers a diverse range of smart flexible and professional solutions and advanced technologies to businesses of all sizes Smart Solutions for Business VISA Global Logistics The company was founded by Director and major shareholder Vittorio Tarchi who was pleased to divulge some key secrets to this sizable company s success VISA Global Logistics got to where it is today thanks to our ability to gel together a partnership between individuals with completely different abilities and personalities but with a common drive to achieve excellence in our field he explains One Track Leads Door To Door Verosol Australia Customers around the world have been reaping the benefits of installing Verosol blinds and shutters for 50 years now You can have beautiful blinds that obviously co ordinate with the aesthetics of the house You can have a house that s more comfortable to live in is more affordable to run and increases the capital value for you in the long term Comfortable Living Cairns Holiday Specialists Palm Cove The locally owned company was launched eight years ago by Nicholas Mason Christina James who recognised the deficits of the business model employed by other providers at the time and chose to create a better more people centred service Something Special for Everyone Uecomm The company s fibre optic network is unique in Australia and provides its customers with the reliability simplicity and speed needed for e business Powering the Cloud Sunbather Pool Technologies The environmentally minded recent graduate realised that something had to be done As luck would have it a family friend happened to be an expert in solar energy studies and Mr Boadle jumped at the chance to investigate this promising source of renewable power He quickly realised that it would be a good idea to be in at the ground floor and began experimenting extensively with solar power on his own Leading the Way in Solar Heating Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14 October 14 September 14 August 14 July 14 June 14 May 14 April 14 March 14

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  • 2012 | Business In Focus Magazine
    In The Bag It started as a small family business out in the bush and over the years Bee Dee Bags has developed an enviable reputation for delivering quality retail packaging together with fuss free service Bee Dee Bags aims to provide a staggering 17 000 customers Australia wide with exactly what they are after stocking everything from colourful paper bags to reusable non woven bags Bee Dee Bags Living it Up The Eureka Tower is a massive 297 metre tall 91 storey residential building located at 7 Riverside Quay Southbank VIC 3006 Australia The building is the tallest residential building in Australia and the 10th tallest residential building in the world Currently it holds the record for being the tallest residential building with the most residential space within Eureka Tower Setting Sail When the new material began to gain popularity in the early 1960s the team realised they needed to revaluate the business The new technology combined with a credit squeeze and the seasonal nature of the industry eventually urged Ronstan in a new direction It turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to the fledgling company Ronstan Australia Looking After the Assets The business developed with the trend of outsourcing facilities management which led in cases where appropriate to the combination of lease negotiation or lease administration In the late 1990s the federal government began outsourcing integrated real estate facility management contracts the basis of the market in Australia to a large number of private corporations initially very large ones and more recently smaller companies too because of perceived advantages in efficiency in having a single solution to both matters Five D Design Construct Superiority Able to handle all project elements facilitation design construction and delivery Spaceframe s formula for successful on time and on budget delivery has earned the company numerous satisfied clients since 1972 Spaceframe The New Place to Be But Frankston isn t all work and no play the city also boasts a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities as well as plentiful shopping lively cafés a strong focus on education and a growing health and wellness sector Frankston City Council Rising to the Sporting Challenge Also administered by the Trust is the adjacent Sydney Football Stadium currently known for reasons of naming rights as the Allianz Stadium This 45 500 seater takes care of the needs of the city s more rectangular sports rugby league and union and now soccer Either venue can accommodate a wide variety of diverse entertainments such as concerts although Allianz Stadium predominates in this area Sydney Cricket Ground Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology

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  • December 2012 | Business In Focus Magazine
    Lifeview brand already had a considerable background in running the homes She says the five homes presented themselves as suitable for acquisition first because of their locations Wheeler s Hill Chelsea Emerald Keysborough and Cranbourne We saw something special in them as they were all around the 60 bed mark and we wanted to operate residences that retained the family feel about them rather than those double the size which can become too institutionalised Lifeview Residential Care In The Bag It started as a small family business out in the bush and over the years Bee Dee Bags has developed an enviable reputation for delivering quality retail packaging together with fuss free service Bee Dee Bags aims to provide a staggering 17 000 customers Australia wide with exactly what they are after stocking everything from colourful paper bags to reusable non woven bags Bee Dee Bags Carving out a Space in the Australian Beverage Market The business took off almost immediately Today the once humble operation is a major Australian beverage distributor with an impressive stock of international brands and Australian brands and a growing national presence Metro Beverage Company Setting Sail When the new material began to gain popularity in the early 1960s the team realised they needed to revaluate the business The new technology combined with a credit squeeze and the seasonal nature of the industry eventually urged Ronstan in a new direction It turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to the fledgling company Ronstan Australia Looking After the Assets The business developed with the trend of outsourcing facilities management which led in cases where appropriate to the combination of lease negotiation or lease administration In the late 1990s the federal government began outsourcing integrated real estate facility management contracts the basis of the market in Australia to a large number of private corporations initially very large ones and more recently smaller companies too because of perceived advantages in efficiency in having a single solution to both matters Five D Design Construct Superiority Able to handle all project elements facilitation design construction and delivery Spaceframe s formula for successful on time and on budget delivery has earned the company numerous satisfied clients since 1972 Spaceframe The New Place to Be But Frankston isn t all work and no play the city also boasts a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities as well as plentiful shopping lively cafés a strong focus on education and a growing health and wellness sector Frankston City Council Next Page Current Issue Past Issues Read Magazine Online Save vs Spend Debt both public and private can be used productively to build a credit reputation or can be used to bolster growth strategies It can even become net productive by resulting in income or profit that can offset the cost of borrowing in the first place For example an investment in new equipment or new technology can increase commercial industrial activity and bring with it return Feature Article November 14

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