Saturday, February 2, 2013

Automation is the future

Automation is the future for Australian Manufacturing
Tony MacMahon, Kimberley-Clark’s CFO for Australia and New Zealand, has said that innovation – and not government subsidies – was the key to Australian manufacturers performing well.

“The only way to compete against cheap imports into the Australian market is to keep coming out with new premium products and continually improve efficiency in the supply chain,” MacMahon told The Australian Financial Review.

Kimberley-Clark, a maker of personal care products, is preparing to manufacture products including its Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers and Dry Night offerings in Australia.