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Former car factory deepens tech hub credentials

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Adelaide’s Tonsley Innovation Precinct, constructed within the former Mitsubishi Motors vehicle assembly plant, is deepening its credentials as a centre of high technology with smart home technology company Nice Australia relocating to the site.

Nice is a leader in smart home automation systems, including intelligent gates, garage doors, awnings, shutters, alarms and lighting that can operated via smartphones and tablets.

The company also specialises in technology to manage high security access to industrial, commercial, government and military sites, such as anti-terrorism boom gates.

Leyton Property will construct a two-level facility as the firm’s regional headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region.

Tonsley already houses automation leaders SAGE Automation, ZEISS, AZZO and Phoenix Contact as well as high tech manufacturers Micro-X and Siemens, and campuses of TAFE SA and Flinders University in a mixture of refurbished industrial buildings and new construction.

It is also the centre of the Line Zero factory of the future which is developing cutting edge manufacturing technologies to be used by BAE Systems Australia Maritime in constructing the Hunter class frigates for the RAN.

Nice’s ANZ managing director Roberto Giacometti said: “The Nice Group has an ambitious growth agenda that will see us target a new type of customer in the near future and that will require us to operate in a new type of technical environment.”

Leyton Property expects to have the new headquarters open for business by February 2022.

Picture: Tonsley Innovation District’s Philipp Dautel and Alana Capozza, Leyton Property’s Lukas Weeks, and Nice Group’s Roberto Giacometti in front of Tonsley’s former main assembly building – MAB.

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