Tuesday, 28 August 2012AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST TITANIUM FACILITY MILESTONESite works for Australia’s biggest titanium manufacturing facility started today in AdelaideSouth Australian Premier Jay Weatherill turned the first sod of dirt on site at a ground breaking event held at BAE Systems Edinburgh Park site.
A collaboration between the State Government and BAE Systems, this project will ensure that South Australia has the advanced manufacturing skills required to supply long thin titanium components for the Joint Strike Fighter program.
BAE Systems Chief Executive David Allott said the investment would deliver long-term benefits.
“It reinforces the South Australian Government’s long-term commitment for our state to become an advanced manufacturing leader with an important role in the F-35 supply chain over the next 20 years,” he said.
“This new facility will allow us to address a significant capability gap in advanced manufacturing in Australia,” he said.
“Also, the investment may lead to new opportunities in defence and other sectors like commercial aviation.”
Site works are expected to be finished late July 2013, with manufacturing of the long thin Joint Strike Fighter components expected to begin early in 2014.
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Tuesday, 7 August 2012Codan Limited acquires Daniels ElectronicsCodan Limited has announced the acquisition of Daniels Electronics Limited (Daniels), a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of land mobile radio communications (LMR) solutions in North America.
The acquisition, which is scheduled for completion on 17 August 2012, comprises an upfront cash payment of CAD$25 million (approx. AUD$24 million) with the possibility of approximately CAD$2.0 million (A$1.9 million) in additional payments if certain earn-out targets are achieved over the next 18 months. The funding for the transaction, also announced today, will be through a mix of debt and equity. The acquisition of Daniels delivers on Codan’s stated strategy of growing market share and diversifying its radio communications product offering.
Codan Limited designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of high value added electronic products, with three key business divisions; radio communications, metal detection and mining technology.
“The acquisition of Daniels begins a transition for Codan beyond solely HF systems to a communications solutions provider. Daniels provided the opportunity to enter the LMR market with a competitive and established product line” said Kevin Kane, president and general manager, Codan Radio Communications Division.
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Friday, 3 August 2012Thank you to the DTC members who completed the DTC Member Survey 2012.Your honest feedback was much appreciated.
Two member names were randomly selected as winners of our 1st and 2nd prizes:
- Congratulations to Matt Garrett of Priority Management South Australia, winner of 2 tickets to the DTC Defence Leaders Lunch with Raydon Gates, Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Australia
- Congratulations to Scott Searles of Port of Melbourne Corporation, winner of 2 tickets to a DTC Monthly Networking Event.
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Thursday, 24 May 2012IMAGINiT Technologies Earns Autodesk Simulation Specialisation in AustraliaIMAGINiT Technologies has been awarded the Simulation Specialisation designation from Autodesk.
IMAGINiT’s Australian offices are the first Autodesk channel partner to receive this designation in the Asia Pacific region. With this designation, Autodesk recognizes that IMAGINiT has invested significantly in training members of their team to demonstrate an understanding of simulation, fluently represent and support the Autodesk products that make simulation possible and recognize and convey the business benefits that simulation brings to the client.
“This formal designation bestowed by Autodesk confirms our position as a leader in the Australian market and demonstrates our commitment to helping our manufacturing clients leverage tools that help them predict, validate and optimize their designs prior to manufacturing,” said Michael Lachs, managing director of IMAGINiT Technologies, Australia.
“This new designation underscores IMAGINiT’s strategy of investing in great people, and developing industry-based methodologies focused on achieving client business goals,” said Bill Zavadil, senior vice president, Worldwide Services at IMAGINiT Technologies. “Our simulation specialists are trained to work use the Autodesk products to help clients improve collaboration, design better and safer products, save time and reduce manufacturing costs. Our team is committed to sharing their deep industry expertise to ensure our clients’ success.”
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Wednesday, 4 April 2012Pelican Launches High-Level Customization Capabilities in AustraliaPelican Products Pty Ltd announced today that it has launched and rededicated their innovative, regional custom case facility in Melbourne, VIC as Pelican-Trimcast™ Advanced Case Center. These Advanced Case Centers are the industry’s only factory authorized sites offering high level case customization services.
The Advanced Case Solutions business is dedicated to creating custom protection systems for sensitive, mission critical equipment. These systems are designed to not only protect the equipment in all types of transport situations but to assure that it operates as designed when failure is not an option in the field. “No other case company in the world can provide the variety of equipment protection solutions and expertise that Pelican can,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products.
For over 30 years, Pelican-Trimcast has provided a high level of case, cushioning, and protective solutions. “Advanced Case Solutions are the embodiment of Pelican-Trimcast proficiencies across materials science, packaging engineering, project management and manufacturing,” said Christian Nyman, Managing Director of Pelican Products Pty Ltd, and Trimcast Products Pty Ltd. As the innovators in case design and experts in protecting high-tech military equipment – few challenges are beyond Pelican-Trimcast capabilities. Their products have protected the most sensitive, state-of-the-art technologies deployed around the globe under the most exacting conditions by military, private sector and industrial customers.
Pelican-Trimcast Advanced Case Solutions™ are the result of a multi-disciplinary, four-stage process. Pelican-Trimcast internal engineering teams have long-term experience in designing everything from simple foam cushions to extremely complex metal structures for use in dramatically diverse shipment, storage, and use conditions – including military deployments and combat situations.
Pelican’s regional Advanced Case Centers are located in California, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Canada, France, the UK and now in Australia for the Asia-Pacific region, and offer a full slate of case cushioning and protective solutions. Services offered include high-end CAD design, metal deck work, g-force-rated shock mount systems, advanced foam cushioning and fabricated frame systems.
To learn more on Pelican-Trimcast’s capabilities, visit www.pelicanaustralia.com/acs.
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Friday, 23 March 2012Australian + New Zealand Defence Directory (ANZIDECC) 2012/13 edition closing soonThe ANZIDECC directory is the endorsed purchasing guide of the Department of Defence and is used as a resource to identifying new sources of supply.The directory is published annually in hard copy and is supported by a continually updated website. Over 3500 suppliers to the Defence Industry are listed in ANZIDECC which has been published since 1974.
You can search Australia's largest list of suppliers to the Defence Industry by industry type, size , location, key word or any one of a number of unique identifiers.
ANZIDECC is the smart way to get your product or service in front of key decision makers in the growing Defence industry.
Please call Kynan Bolger on 0434 618 451 or email@example.com for further information, or visit www.anzidecc.com.au
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Thursday, 15 March 2012APC Technology featured in magazine profileDTC Member APC Technology is featured in a recent magazine profile in the resources industry
the recent edition of Australian Resource Focus magazine, APC
Technology’s Managing Director Scott Begbie is interviewed discussing the
necessity for the highest levels of quality & functionality when providing
IT equipment to industries that combat extreme environmental factors.
Titled, ‘Failure is not an Option’ find out how APC Technology can ensure
that goal is met.
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Friday, 9 March 2012DTC Member Go-Karting March 2012DTC Members joined the Mad March celebrations with a Go-Karting session at Kartmania yesterday.
The team from Smart Fab were knocked off the 'Fastest Company In The Defence Industry' perch, by the narrowest of margins, with Cadgile taking top honours. Simon Kennedy put in a roaring effort for Smart Fab however, making up a couple of laps to bring his team to only 1 lap down in the closing stages. The IMAGINiT guys put in a consistent effort to keep Faster By Design in contention for a prize at every changeover.
Matt McRae from CADgile is the 'Fastest Man In The Defence Industry', taking out Fastest Lap, while at the other end of the scale, John Price from Australian Aerospace took home slowest lap, earning the nickname "Captain Slow" among his peers.
The full honours list is as follows:
1st place: CADillac Racing (Cadgile)
2nd place: Smart Fart Racing (Smart Fab)
3rd place: Faster By Design (IMAGINiT Technologies
Last place: CD Drives (Cornell Design)
Fastest lap: Matt McRae, Cadgile
Slowest lap: John Price, Australian Aerospace
Best team name: Smart Fart Racing
Thank you to every one who participated and made the night a success. Stay tuned for the next installment of the DTC Member Go-Karting Event!
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