Integrated tech company opens global headquarters in Adelaide

By Jim Plouffe

TT Fuel, a technology company manufacturing fuel supply systems, has consolidated its operations in Adelaide while launching a new fuel terminal.

Opened today by the Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, the new headquarters brings together the entire team of TT Fuel into a space that includes engineering, manufacturing, software development and a 24-hour global support desk.

The Australian-owned company designs and manufactures fuel storage and handling systems for both industrial and retail customers. The company has grown into a global technology company since being bought by venture entrepreneurs in 1989 from a South Australian university spinoff.

TT Fuel Group Director John Casey said they had contemplated moving the company out of South Australia but decided to stay because the state offered an excellent workforce and enviable lifestyle.

“The exceptional lifestyle and ease of getting around Adelaide is conducive to creating a congenial workplace that makes it easier to keep the best people,” Casey said.

He said that consolidating the company’s workforce at the new HQ in Torrensville, an inner suburb of Adelaide, would help the company fulfil its ambition to expand with new products and software such as its TT8800 Outdoor Payment Terminal, right, and T-POS retail point of sale terminal.

Both products were officially launched at the new headquarters.

The TT8800 is built to allow for secure automated management of unattended retail refuelling sites, especially in remote locations. It is connected to the 24-hour monitoring system at the new headquarters and is able to handle all types of payment cards so anyone can buy fuel at any time.

The T-POS system allows fuel retailers to manage all sales on one screen while monitoring wet and dry stock levels in real time and control the operation of forecourt equipment.

TT Fuel systems operate in some of the harshest environments in the world, including the hot and dusty Australian outback and humid tropical areas such a Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. The company has also installed its industrial fuel systems in Hong Kong, Africa and Central America and has a contract with the Australian Defence Force.

Premier Steven Marshall said TT Fuel was exactly the type of company that the government was looking to attract to the state, which has a strong manufacturing history.

“We are making sure we can continue to be manufacturers but making sure we can also use the very best of technology to provide solutions to customers globally,” he said.

This story originally appeared at The Lead SA.

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