Apical Blog

Family manufacturing business shines  

01st April 2015

Event initiated and managed by Apical Int.,Technology

A Victorian family business showcases what it takes to succeed in the current challenging manufacturing environment.

It’s time to ramp up exports

02nd March 2015

Event initiated and managed by Apical Int.,Export,Uncategorized

The power of proximity to Asia and a lower Australian dollar will no doubt stimulate export opportunities for Australian products and services and a new generation of exporters, says Kerryn Caulfield, Composites Australia Executive Officer.



Showcasing Australia’s capabilities in advanced composite solutions for infrastructure projects

11th November 2014


Advanced composite technologies are promising an exciting and creative era for infrastructure projects and Australia has the opportunity to be at the forefront.

Geofabrics a success story for Australian manufacturing

09th October 2014

Event initiated and managed by Apical Int.,Sustainability,Technology,Uncategorized

In the current extremely challenging climate for Australian manufacturing, it was heartening to have the rare opportunity to tour the new plant of geosynthentics specialist, Geofabrics Australasia in Ormeau, Queensland.

Retail therapy guaranteed to do good

01st September 2014

Recycling / Sustainability,Social enterprises,Uncategorized

Op shops are the public face of the charity recycling sector, arguably Australia’s largest social enterprise network that raises funds for vital community support programs while playing an important environmental role.

High value manufacturing requires training

18th August 2014

Event initiated and managed by Apical Int.,Training,Uncategorized

My recent visit to the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre established with Boeing, demonstrated how training schemes focused on advanced and higher level engineering apprenticeships, come with much greater levels of employer engagement, helping ensure their needs are met while providing young people with the foundation for rewarding careers in some of the world’s most innovative industries.

The case for “greening” production

19th June 2014

Design,Event initiated and managed by Apical Int.,Sustainability,Uncategorized

This conference was a celebration of sustainability as an opportunity rather than an onerous obligation.