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Aussie made, Aussie grade

When operating on agricultural land, it is important to prioritise services and supply designed for our unique and often unpredictable landscapes. So often, Australian farmers are left disappointed with the quality of imported consumables such as tractor lubricants. This was the case for Peter Vicary in the 1980s, when he and his sons, Ben and Andrew, founded Gulf Western Oil. Read more

snacks

Food safe bearings save local snacks

From meat pies, to lamingtons, to fairy bread – it’s no secret that Australians love their snacks. Australia is home to a few iconic homegrown snack brands with the industry peaking in demand last year at an annual revenue of more than 4.2 million AUD, according to Statista. Read more

Plummer Blocks

National abattoir company switches to Timken SNT Plummer Blocks

A food production line consists of many moving parts, each with their own set of complex maintenance requirements. Holding it all together is the backbone of industrial equipment – bearings. With such a vast array of bearing options available on the market, compiling an inventory that is interchangeable and compatible across every corner of the site can be extremely difficult. Read more

macadamia

Harvesting the macadamia boom in Bundaberg

The macadamia is finally getting its moment in the sun. Australian macadamia growers have been experiencing bumper crops in recent years, with annual production quantities reaching more than 50,000 tonnes in 2021, according to the Australian Macadamia Society.1  Read more

filtration

Fine filtration, from grape to glass

Whether it’s an acclaimed Shiraz from the lush coastal climates of McClaren Vale; a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the rolling hills of the Riverina Region; or a cool Sparkling Wine from Tamar Valley—3M Purification understands the importance of the purification process for creating award-winning Australian wines. Read more

Safe passage from keg or cask to glass

The food and beverage industry in Australia is subject to regulations that align with ANSI requirements and promote acceptance by USDA and FDA regulatory authorities. “Beverage producers such as wineries and breweries must ensure that the pump and valve equipment on site are in accordance with hygienic standards and guidelines and do not compromise the quality of their product,” says Michael Rowe. Read more

Premium hydraulic oils age like fine wine

In the last two years, the Australian harvest has seen the end of a long drought season, bouncing back with buoyancy, with incentives from the government boosting sales of agricultural equipment to accommodate the demands of high yields.

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