Entries by Makes Good Business Sense

$7 million Business Attraction Fund for Northern Adelaide Food Park

The next stage of the Northern Adelaide Food Park is underway, with $7 million funding available to attract food and beverage processors, manufacturers, packaging and logistics businesses looking to locate at the new industry hub to create jobs, increase exports, and stimulate economic growth. The Food Park will be located at Edinburgh Parks, instead of […]

New Saab-UniSA Institute to build next generation defence skills in Mawson Lakes

  Leading defence systems company, Saab Australia and UniSA, are partnering to establish the new Saab Australia–UniSA Defence Technologies Institute. The new Institute will be a $40 million investment to provide a key education and research pipeline for highly skilled systems engineers, now very much in demand, as new defence industry projects come on-line. The Institute […]

Osmoflo global presence helps secures water treatment deal in Chile

Osmoflo who have their Global Headquarters at Direk have secured the contract to provide a custom built water treatment plant in Chile to Outotec. Originally founded in Finland, Outotec is now located throughout 6 continents and provides services in minerals processing, metals, energy and water. Osmoflo complimentary global presence and proven ability to deliver variety of bespoke […]

On The Run provides platform for Bickford’s to launch new products

As reported in AdelaideNow,  On The Run is South Australia’s largest private employer in SA – with more than 2400 direct employees at its 130-plus stores – the 24/7 outlet is also a platform for local companies to launch products. Salisbury-based drink company Bickford’s has had a strong relationship with OTR’s Shahin family for more […]

Technology Park- Smart, Growing and Global

Technology Park’s reputation as Adelaide’s premier business location for knowledge intensive firms has been further cemented with a raft of activity over the past six months. “Technology Park is home to more than 80 businesses, and recent expansions and relocations will make a significant contribution to the ongoing value and synergies that come from like […]

Mayne Pharma raising $887m to fund US generics acquisition

As featured in Australian Financial Review, Mayne Pharma has cemented its status as one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies by paying $887 million for a portfolio of generic drugs. This will make it the second-largest drug maker on the stock exchange and one of the top 25 generic drug companies in North America. Adelaide-based Mayne Pharma […]

Hardi launches world’s largest sprayer

HARDI Australia, a crop spraying machinery manufacturer, has launched newest sprayer which has become the largest in the word with the ability to spray up to 1000ha a day which was featured on AdelaideNow. Called the RUBICON the 9000 litre self-propelled sprayer provides a new benchmark for the agriculture industry which will ideal for Australia’s broad […]

Mayne Pharma $25 million expansion to grow their US markets

Based at Salisbury South pharmaceutical company Mayne Pharma is investing $25 million in its manufacturing facility to support their significant export opportunities in the United States as highlighted by a story on AdelaideNow Mayne Pharma is expanding by putting in new infrastructure and equipment in to its facility over the next 18 months. Much of […]

$10 Million to grow small business and create jobs in the north

Job opportunities in Adelaide’s northern suburbs received a $10 million boost today through special grants to start or expand local businesses. Guidelines released today outline how the $10 million Small Business Development Fund will support small businesses to grow and create multiple, ongoing jobs in northern Adelaide. An initiative under the State Government’s Northern Economic […]

Exported fresh produce aboard on Qatar Airways

Nearly three tonnes of fresh produce will be exported from Adelaide to Qatar for the first time, giving local growers a new opportunity to reach international markets. Based in northern Adelaide, Australian Produce Collective coordinated the export of a range of fresh fruit and vegetables on Qatar Airways direct flight to Doha. Australian Produce Collective […]

Codan Radio Commuications wins US$7.9 million contact

Codan Limited has last week entered into a US$7.9 million contract to supply HF Radio equipment to a longstanding military customer. The equipment to be supplied is a combination of Codan manufactured equipment and third-party items. This continues their efforts to access to larger and more diverse markets, and increasing the size and number of projects […]

Business mission to open doors to China’s market

The South Australian Government is organizing a business mission led by Premier Weatherill to Shandong from 5-9 April 2016.  The mission’s itinerary includes a visit to Linyi City which the City of Salisbury signed a friendship City Agreement in late 2015. This present businesses a unprecedented opportunity to have access to a ranges of resources to […]

Major Works underway at Mawson Lakes

Have you noticed the earthmovers and excavators hard at work on Capital Street in Mawson Lakes? Mayor Gillian Aldridge this morning ‘turned the soil’ to mark the commencement of work on the $45 million Mawson Lakes Central Plaza development. The project – by Hot Property Group and Romeo’s Retail Group – will comprise a 4,000m² […]

Osmoflo treatment of ground water enabling beer production

  Water is always a major talking point in Adelaide, capital city of the driest state on the driest continent. Pro-active local industries often lead the way in adopting measures to conserve sometimes scarce drinking water supplies. Adelaide’s iconic Coopers Brewery is no exception to this cause and when planning its move to a substantially […]

New International Partnership with China

The City of Salisbury and City of Linyi last week signed a Friendship City Agreement, which formalised the growing ties between the two cities and represents a significant commitment to future development and partnership opportunities. The signing was conducted by Mayor Gillian Aldridge and Linyi Mayor Zhang Shuping during a ceremony at the Salisbury Council […]

Jumbo Vision awarded $1 million grant to open up exports in Europe and USA

Jumbo Vision awarded $1 million commercialisation grant from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme to open CADwalk Centers of Excellence in Europe and the US. Space-critical room design for high-value assets like control rooms, has traditionally been a long-winded saga of meetings, design reviews and scale modeling. Australian company Jumbo Vision, long-time pioneers in integrating audiovisual, […]

Parafield Airport precinct to host 40ha Food Park

A 40-HECTARE food manufacturing hub will be established at the Parafield Airport precinct will bring together the packaging, distribution and transport of food products. With Premier Jay Weatherill revealing the Parafield Airport precinct had been chosen from eight potential sites. The Government has allocated $2 million over two years to planning the food hub. “By co-locating […]

BRW showcases planned $30m cloud data centre

Adelaide entrepreneurs Scott Hicks and Greg Siegele will build a cloud data centre, secure enough to meet Department of Defence standards, at a former car exhaust factory in the north of the city. Hicks and Siegele are the major shareholders in start-up YourDC, which has just purchased the abandoned Tenneco Walker exhaust factory at Edinburgh […]

State’s fresh produce food precinct set to expand amid growing export potential

  The Adelaide Produce Market the State’s only fresh fruit and vegetable wholesale food precinct is set for its most significant expansion since 1988 with increasing export potential of local fresh produce into South East Asia. In the late 1980s, the State’s only wholesale produce market moved from its longstanding location along East Terrace in […]

Lockheed Martin Australia building secret weapons laboratory in Mawson Lakes

A secret weapons laboratory is being built at Mawson Lakes with Technology Park as reported on AdelaideNow. Combat system manufacturers Lockheed Martin Australia have today revealed construction on the “world-class” facility started in July and it should open in November, as the company gears up to work on submarines. The news will bolster hopes of […]

$985 million Northern Connector given the go ahead

On Monday 14 September 2015, the Australian and South Australian Governments announced a joint funding allocation of $985 million to deliver the Northern Connector (road only) as part of the 78 kilometre North-South Corridor, with the Australian and South Australian Governments each contributing $788 million and $197 million respectively. The new non-stop motorway connecting the […]

RM Williams pay homage to “Adelaide” with renamed women’s boot

Paying homage RM Williams home in South Australian heritage, “Adelaide” is named penned against a refined version of the classic men’s Craftsman boot, which is also worn by women worldwide. The name was coincidentally suggested by workers at the RM Williams factory at Salisbury South, where its boots have continued to be made since the […]

Thomas Foods International looks to northern Adelaide for new manufacturing facility to meet export demands

A South Australian food company Thomas Foods International is promising a significant number of local jobs out of a deal it has reached with a group of Thailand’s biggest private businesses as reported on ABC online. Thomas Foods International has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s CP Group to build an advanced food processing […]

Chinese MOU paves way to increased fresh produce exports

More local South Australian fresh produce could be seen in Chinese supermarkets and in restaurants  with the State’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to  increase exporting opportunities through the Chinese GuangZhou Jianghan Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market. The GuangZhou Jianghan Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market is one of China’s […]

Over $30 million of investments supported by $11million grants

City of Salisbury based companies Mayne Pharma, SA Structural, Ezy-Fit Hydraulics, Mayfield Engineering and BAE Systems Australia have all been successful in accessing $11 million in federal manufacturing grants to spur on by over $30 million in planned their planned investments. These businesses have won these grants through the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme on merit and will […]

Mayne Pharma to plans to double exports with $11 million expansion

Salisbury South based Mayne Pharma plan to double their exports to $60 million this year. To accelerate this growth they will invest $11 million instillation of a large-scale fluid bed spray coater at its Salisbury facility. Fluid bed processing technology is used to apply various polymers to drug particles to modify the rate of release […]

Food revolution in Salisbury with recipes to conquer

Profiled on InDaily it suggested “There’s something of a food revolution happening, rather quietly, in Salisbury” in realtion to growing food sector and the success of Australian Wholefoods who in less than four years, has grown to become one of the biggest national players in the fastest growing food sector – ready-to-eat meals. In Salisbury, […]

New Investment Prospectus Launched

Launched by Mayor Gillian Aldridge the City of Salisbury Investment Prospectus provides an exciting and compelling sense of opportunities and capacities for northern Adelaide businesses, developers, investors. Backed by over forty businesses, it paints a compelling picture why Salisbury is such a great place to operate a business in. What strikes readers is the range of […]

R.M. Williams continues global expansion with growing sales

R.M. Williams is planning to expand its operations in Australia and overseas after posting a year of solid sales growth as featured in AdelaideNow. Retail sales grew 6.9 per cent and the company benefited from being awarded the Australian Army parade boot contract for five years from August 2013. It’s understood the now owned European company […]

Skydivers flying in on planned complex for Kings Rd

Indoor Skydive Australia (ISA) has announced that it has signed an agreement securing the planning precinct the corner of Kings Rd and Main North Road for it’s indoor skydiving facility. ISA Group has entered into an agreement with Commercial & General, the developer of the Kings Point Shopping and Entertainment Complex at Salisbury, to provide for the […]

Daronmount secures lucrative supply contract

Mawson Lakes defence systems company Daronmont Technologies has announce they have secured a lucrative supply contract with the New Zealand Navy with their high-tech signal detection systems. As featured in AdelaideNow this system detect communication signals between mobile phones, ship radios and picks up distress signals, will be commissioned on NZ naval ships by early […]

IP transfer deal to make cell therapies affordable

South Australia’s Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC has a new bioreactor and has established a significant intellectual property deal with industry partner Terumo BCT. As featured in AdelaideNow the Mawson Lakes-based Cooperative Research Centre last week installed a new bioreactor supplied by Terumo, which will allow it to grow cells on a larger scale and test […]

Liftoff! NewSat celebrates satellite launch

  Celebrations were had at NewSat, a satellite communications company based at Mawson Lakes last week with the successful launch of the MEASAT-3b satellite, which hosts the Jabiru-2 payload. NewSat delivers internet, voice, data and video communications using teleport infrastructure at Mawson Lakes and in Perth and this was its first and much-awaited satellite, Jabiru 2. Jabiru-2’s […]

Water treatment technology goes global

The University of South Australia’s commercialisation company ITEK Ventures Pty Ltd (ITEK) has entered into an exclusive licence agreement with Hyflux International Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Hyflux Ltd, to apply and eventually commercialise its unique coating technology in the global water treatment market.   The unique coating technology transforms a standard stainless […]

Unnoticed investments paints a picture of optimism

There have been some great business successes over the past year.  Many of these have gone unnoticed as businesses have had their heads down doing great things.  These investments show a strong and active local economy with an exciting future. It provides evidence that northern Adelaide is well positioned to provide opportunity for business and to […]

UniSA to lead new $88 million CRC in big data

The University of South Australia will become the national headquarters for an $88 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) in big data, announced today by the Australian Government. The Data to Decisions CRC – funded for five years by a $25 million CRC grant and $62.5 million participant contributions – is set to boost national security. […]

SAAB Australia opens new Advanced Maritime Systems Centre at Mawson Lakes

Defence and Security company Saab Australia is pleased to announce the creation of the Advanced Maritime Systems Centre, located in Technology Park, Adelaide. The purpose-built facility will bring together all of the resources, skills and expertise which has made Saab Australia a world leader in naval combat systems. It will also ensure the continued growth […]

$180m entertainment hub for Salisbury South gets closer

An entertainment shopping complex that could create up to 1600 jobs is a step closer after Salisbury Council last night endorsed new zoning for the site near Parafield Airport. This site is at the corner of Main North and Kings roads. The $180 million development, proposed by developer Jamie McClurg, would include cinemas, indoor skydiving, water […]

Walker Corp estate expands to stage two

Walker Corporation lanched their second stage of its $400 million industrial estate known as Vicinity in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Walker has built a new intersection at the corner of Heaslip Rd and Pilatus Drive to cater for B-double road trains, with the gazettal of B-triple road trains is also imminent. The 12ha master planned site has […]

The Yogurt Shop expands interstate

The Yoghurt Shop is expanding to Melbourne after a decade of growth. Known for their high quality Yogurt which is made at at Burton their long standing success across Adelaide has helped them to grow to 10 branded, retail locations across Adelaide, most of which are run on a franchise model, and it supplies about 200 independent grocers since 2004. […]

IXL opens Structure Manufacturing Plant in Adelaide to Supply First Solar Projects

The Renewable Industry is creating jobs and providing alternate growth path to local manufacturers with First Solar, Inc. and the IXL Group (IXL) of companies are announed last week the opening of IXL’s new structure manufacturing plant in Salisbury South in Adelaide. The facility will enable IXL to assemble and deliver the mounting structures for First Solar’s […]

An appetite for success

Northern Adelaide’s food and beverage sector continues to invest and grow. The latest addition is a Food Hub Training Centre to be created in the town centre of Salisbury by Independent Institute of Food Processing. The centre will further support the successful local food and beverage processing industry which employs over 1,600 people in the […]

Osmoflo gears up to help industry reuse its wastewater

Australian water solutions and desalination company Osmoflo has formed a Wastewater Business in response to increasing demand from industry at large and the utilities sector for efficient wastewater treatment systems that maximise the potential for reuse. Already a market leader in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of reverse osmosis treatment plants that deliver reclaimed […]

Giant drones will be housed at Edinburgh and will deliver a $100 million boost to Defence.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that the Government will buy Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol the nation’s borders. UAVs are commonly known as drones but the Tritons are smarter than other unmanned craft, with sophisticated surveillance capabilities. The overall cost of the project has been estimated at anywhere from $1 billion to $3 […]

Australian innovators take home international technology award

Against some high-powered competition Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) at the University of South Australia (UniSA) has won an international award for innovative communications technology. The  a non-profit “mutual benefit corporation” dedicated to technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defence communications around the world. The ITR GSN won the award against some strong competition […]

$30 million high-rise bolsters strong investment in Mawson Lakes

An eight-storey apartment complex is planned for Mawson Lakes which will feature a million-dollar penthouses, cafes, offices and a multi-level carpark. Barbaro Builders and Developers lodged plans for the 29m-high building, on the corner of Metro Parade and Main St, with Salisbury Council this month. The project is expected to be worth about $30 million […]

2014: A list of promising opportunities for business

As reported by AdelaideNow the City of Salisbury is well placed to cope with the closure of Holden thanks in part to more than $130 million in planned developments. With development applications totalling nearly $138 million received in the past six months. Plus a $147 million worth of applications were approved in 2012/13 financial year. Due […]

Housing for 700 at Burton to be considered

Housing for nearly 700 people is being considered for a 37ha of industrial land between Waterloo Corner and Pt Wakefield roads which will need to be rezoned to allow for about 250 houses. The City of Salisbury staff have recommended their support and councillors will vote on it January 2014. If supported by the elected members’ the […]

Moving Manufacturing Forward in Salisbury

What it takes for manufacturers to thrive in a challenging environment will be the focus of Manufacturing: Strategies to Thrive, a major event hosted by the Northern Economic Leaders in Mawson Lakes on 11 December. While there is much public focus on the future of Holden and its suppliers, there are manufacturers in Salisbury who […]

$35m Rand Refrigerated Logistics food distribution centre at Direk creates 100+ jobs

MORE than a hundred jobs will be created at Direk next month when Rand Refrigerated Logistics’ 10,500 sq m $35 million food distribution centre opens. The project is the latest addition to the Vicinity industrial estate at the corner of Heaslip and Edinburgh roads, which is being developed by Walker Corporation. Walker Corporation national industry […]

Tindo Solar announces research collaboration with UniSA

Mawson Lakes based Tindo Solar is collaborating with the University of South Australia and has recently received two South Australian State Government research grants to develop two new technologies. First, lightweight metal air batteries and second, infrared filters for enhancing performance of solar panels. The grants have been achieved through the South Australian Government’s Innovation […]

New Jet Simulation Centre opened at Parafield Airport

Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Minister, Tom Kenyon says a new highly advanced Jet Simulation Centre at Parafield Airport ideally positions Adelaide as a pilot training hub for the Asia Pacific region. Mr Kenyon today officially opened the multi-million dollar facility built to house two recently acquired state-of-the-art flight simulators at Flight Training Adelaide. “FTA is […]

Benson Radiology in the running for international design award

Benson Radiology’s Salisbury branch has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2013. The project by Tridente Architects is among projects from more than 50 countries that have been shortlisted for the Festival – the world’s biggest architectural awards program. Winners will be announced in Singapore in October. Congratulations to Tridente Architects, who have also […]

Michell Wool Launches International Performance Clothing Brand

Salisbury-based Michell Wool, has embarked on a major drive into international retailing through its specialty superfine I/O Merino range. The range is designed for performance sports such as endurance running, snow skiing, cycling and water sports, where keeping either cool or warm is important. The majority of sales are to the United States because of […]

Shoppers flock to Mawson Lakes new shopping centre

Mawson Lakes Shopping Centre Stage Two  is open and proving to be a success with the locals. Developed by Taplin Real Estate this $40 million investment adds extra vitality to Mawson Lakes already popular lakeside suburb. The new 1800 m2 shopping centre includes new undercover specialty stores, 620 carparks, direct access to public transport and adjacent to University of SA […]

SAAB looks to grow at Mawson Lakes

Defence contractor Saab Systems with operations at Mawson Lakes is poised to diversify the business into new areas like air traffic control under new MD Dean Rosenfield as reported by AdelaideNow. The Australian operation of the global defence and security company is hoping to sign with ASC for work on its $65 million ship control management […]

Adelaide Produce Maket wholesalers sell $700 million

More than $700 million worth of produce will be sold at the Adelaide Produce Market this year according to AdelaideNow. The Adelaide Produce Market has been located at Pooraka since 1988. Adelaide Produce Market Marketing and Business Development Manager, Julian Carbone says wholesale markets are vital to ensuring a diverse food industry. “If we didn’t have […]

UniSA satellite system sends data for a song

A new communications system being trialled at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes campus could radically lower the cost of using satellites to send and receive sensor information.   Professor Grant says the innovative system, called the Global Sensor Network, would make it easier and cheaper to investigate what is going on in Australia’s […]

Nova Systems expands to UK

Edinburgh Parks based Nova Systems has established operations in the United Kingdom. The firm specialises in defence work and believes Nova’s strengths would give it a competitive edge in the UK. “Nova will be an agile company focused on delivering on best for capability – that’s bang for buck,” according to Nova’s inaugural UK chief […]

Titanium Manufacturing Facility on its way at BAE Systems

Work is well under way on BAE System’s new titanium manufacturing facility in Edinburgh Parks, where the company plans to build components for the Joint Strike Fighter jet program in the US BAE Systems chief executive David Allott said the new facility allows “us to address a significant capability gap in advanced manufacturing in Australia”. […]

UniSA set to lead Cell Therapy Manufacturing

Reported by AdelaideNow a new state-of-the-art research centre at Mawson Lakes will be dedicated to find treatments for previously incurable and difficult-to-treat conditions – including Type 1 diabetes. The $59 million Co-operative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing at UniSA will use cell-based therapy and smart materials to repair damaged organs and tissues. The facility is tipped […]