Ampcontrol to expand, add 200 manufacturing roles

Ampcontrol Group is set to create more than 200 manufacturing roles across Australia by the end of 2023 as they scale up their operations in response to winning major contracts with a total value of $41 million with BHP and Western Power.

Ampcontrol company CPS National has been named a key delivery partner for the roll out of 101 stand-alone power systems (SPS, pictured).

Managing Director Rod Henderson said the cumulative job growth associated with the contracts secured in 2022 will see Ampcontrol Group grow by over 200 roles in the next 18 months.

Henderson said: “These project wins demonstrate our strength to work with utilities, communications and industry to provide optimal solutions for their needs.”

Ampcontrol is Australia’s largest privately owned electrical engineering company, with expansion plans following the April move by majority shareholder, investment house Washington H. Soul Pattinson, to move to 100 per cent ownership of the company.

Henderson said: “Ampcontrol is proud to play an integral role in the uptake of innovative solutions such as SPS across Australia, supporting remote communities by providing a more reliable and cost-effective option through advancing renewable technology rather than traditional poles and wires.”

The Western Power contract marks Australia’s largest single roll-out of SPS and will replace around 762km of overhead powerlines, improve land amenity for farmers and reduce the risk of bushfires.

The roll out of power and battery upgrades and solar skids for BHP provide the key first steps in electrifying mine sites and eliminating safety risks to workers; all while keeping manufacturing within Australia.

“At Ampcontrol, we have always felt strongly about keeping manufacturing jobs here in Australia. By winning these contracts with BHP and other businesses, it further reinforces the capabilities of the Ampcontrol Group.

“This is just the beginning for jobs growth within the Ampcontrol Group as we scale up our operations to deliver innovation solutions to meet the needs of our clients.”

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