Pedders: How an Australian Family Business Took On The World


Australian automotive suspension company Pedders has translated Australia’s unique conditions into competitive advantage, taking its products and expertise to the world – including the automotive industry’s heartland – the USA. Founded in 1950 as a backyard welding business, three generations of the Pedders family have steered the company’s growth to manufacture, distribute and install its [...]

MtM Automotive Expands to Asia


For the past decade, Australian automotive manufacturer, MtM, has sought new opportunities to supply quality components in the world’s largest automotive markets. In 2010/11, exports accounted for around 20 per cent of MtM’s total business; just three per cent was destined for Asian markets. MTM anticipates its exports will represent almost half of the company’s [...]

Carl Zeiss Vision shares Australian Research Vision


The German optical lens manufacturer is using Australian innovation to both improve the vision of myopia sufferers, and to slow the progression of the condition. Almost a quarter of the world’s population suffers from the vision condition known as myopia. Commonly known as shortsightedness, people with myopia have blurred distance vision with generally good near [...]