International Business Today: Winter 2015
Welcome to the winter issue of International Business Today, which once again is jam-packed with fascinating stories to help you explore export markets. This time we will have a real focus on manufacturing, which is great news for a sector of the economy that has experienced its fair share of ups and downs.
For instance, a new trend is emerging in manufacturing called Industry 4.0. You can read all about it in our special feature on this exciting new concept,
which involves harnessing new technologies to bring manufactured products to the market in a speedier and smarter fashion. It bodes well for local
manufacturers, although more could be done to stimulate investment, research and development to help support businesses that have potential to profit
from this trend.
Alexandra Cain, Editor
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Down Under Enterprises grows, produces, exports, and markets traceable and sustainable native Australian essential oils and botanicals. We source from their farm, Buhlambar, and also from small growers across Australia.
Founded in 1991 in a spare bedroom to sell Tea Tree Oil from Dee-Ann’s parents’ farm, Down Under Enterprises has since grown to support over three dozen Australian farming families.