Tritium readies for North American expansion

Brisbane electric vehicle charger manufacturer, Tritium is preparing to expand in the Americaswith the appointment of a high powered regional president. Tritium, which makes a DC fast charger station, has appointed cleantech leader Jeff Wolfe to the newly created role accelerate market penetration. His appointment will help to navigate a diverse and complex regulatory environment…

EOS joins the big league

Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has joined the list of Australia’s top 40 defence contractors published by the prestigious Australian Defence Magazine. The company, which makes laser systems to track space debris, optical telescopes, and remotely operated weapons (ROW) systems, is the country’s third largest SME defence business. EOS Defence CEO Grant Sanderson told…

Liquid Instruments revolutionises laboratory equipment

Precision laboratory test instrument manufacturer, Liquid Instruments has raised $11.1 million in Series A venture capital funding. The company, which developed a software configurable hardware platform that integrates 12 test and measurement instruments in one, raised the funds from US-based Anzu Partners and Canberra’s ANU Connect Ventures. The funds will accelerate product development and sales…

Global markets beckon for Krix loudspeakers

By David Sly Specialisation in niche manufacturing can connect South Australian companies with a keen global market – if their products are good enough, competitive in price and backed by an unwavering commitment to research and development. Elite loudspeaker manufacturer Krix has enjoyed sustained success through 45 years, a family company that is still based…

National Space Agency for Adelaide.

Australia’s new national Space Agency will be based in Adelaide recognising the state’s long history with rocketry and satellites. Adelaide had been selected over other states vying for the agency, which will oversee a massive boost to space industries invigorated by low cost commercial launches, and the advent of micro-satellites. Premier Steven Marshall said today:…

Australian progress in commercialising quantum computing

Quantum computers where information is stored at the sub-atomic level are edging closer to reality scientifically, and in Australia, industrially. The University of New South Wales has announced a team led by Professor Michelle Simmons has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms. Simmons is a world-leader in…

REDARC’s expansion confirms SME sector strength.

Analysis by Peter Roberts. Since the fall of the dollar from its resources-boom highs manufacturing has been on the up with the small and medium size business (SMEs) sector now emerging as a star performer in the economy. Tentatively at first SMEs used up spare capacity, but now leaders such as Adelaide-based REDARC Electronics are…