Adelaide Mobile Lunch Service: Retail

Raelene Bird established Adelaide Mobile Lunch Service 15 years ago, having grown up in the Salisbury region.

“I believe in the north and wanted to keep the business in the local area,” explains Raelene. “Being in the Salisbury area was convenient since starting up we have expanded and moved premises, still within Salisbury. We stayed within Salisbury for both the business and to also maintain our same staff. We now service the north, west and eastern areas of Adelaide.

Adelaide Mobile Lunch Service is a South Australian family food company with 20 vans out on the road each day. The company employs 35 members of staff and delivers food to more than 600 customers every day.

“We deliver a vast selection of food and beverages,” continued Raelene. “All of our products are purchased from South Australia organisations only.”

The variety of food and drinks on offer ranges from home-made pasta, Thai curries, roast dinners, casseroles, snitzel packs, pastries including the popular Balfours, Villis, Mrs Macs and Gawler South Bakery, hot dog and burger selections, rolls, wraps, sandwiches, salad packs, fruit salads, yogurts, cakes, lollies, soft drinks, energy drinks, juices and more.

“We open our kitchen early in the morning to enable our team to bake a selection of fresh food daily, that’s how we’re able to continue with our important motto ‘Adelaide Mobile Lunch Vans: Get it Fresh’.

“I have always worked in the hospitality industry and wanted to go into business with my husband,” said Raelene. “We are very mindful of the current economic situation and want to ensure that everyone can purchase from our vans. We continuously offer specials depending on customer requests and changing seasons.”

Adelaide Mobile Lunch Service has benefited from doing business in the Salisbury region by participating in short courses available through the Salisbury Business & Export Centre. It is this accessibility to support and advice that makes it easier for the company to go about their daily business.

Osmoflo: Desalination and water recycling

Australia’s largest locally-owned desalination and water recycling company, Osmoflo, has experienced a 30 per cent growth per annum over a ten year period since moving its manufacturing operations to expansive premises in Diment Road, Burton.

“Salisbury is recognised around the world as a pioneer in stormwater capture and re-use, and we are delighted to call this city our home,” said the company’s founder and principal, Marc Fabig. “Our growth trajectory meant we needed to establish a base with sufficient room to expand.

“We have constructed new office facilities at Burton to accommodate up to 160 staff in engineering, project management, operations, finance and sales.”

“We considered a number of options interstate to establish our corporate headquarters, and we now have offices in each capital city of Australia. But in the end, Burton was the wise choice because it is central to our markets and we have the room and flexibility for continued growth.

“Today it is the largest facility in the southern hemisphere dedicated to the design and fabrication of reverse osmosis desalination equipment, including a full test rig for completed modules.”

Since it was established, Osmoflo has custom designed, manufactured and commissioned around 300 water purification systems of varying capacity for industrial and public clients. Its customer base includes municipalities and communities, the mining and power generation industries and the food and beverage sectors.

“We are well-placed to grasp opportunities and meet challenges to provide water solutions across Australia and overseas,” continued Marc. “Burton is our solid base to realise our potential against stiff global competition from multi-national companies.”

Marc Fabig
Founder and Principal

Adelaide Produce Market: Fresh Food Wholesaling

Celebrating their 25th year in Salisbury, the Adelaide Produce Markets is South Australia’s centre for the distribution and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables.


“The Market has the benefit of being located on one of the main pathways through to major highways in the north such as Port Wakefield Road,” said CEO Angelo Demasi. “Our proximity to the fruit and vegetable retailers and the northern growing area of Virginia makes us well placed to do business.”


The Market is in close proximity to the Woolworths and Coles distribution centres located in the northern region.


Every day, 60 wholesalers, 60 growers and 300 retailers descend on Adelaide Produce Markets, with an estimated 185,000 tonnes of fresh produce passing through the Market each year, within an estimated wholesale value of $600 million.


The business is surrounded by sophisticated logistical and support services, including cold storage facilities and convenient access routes to local and interstate markets.

Angelo Demasi
Adelaide Produce Market

Bickfords: Food & Beverage

Bickford’s Australia’s world class beverage manufacturing has been part of South Australia’s heritage since 1839.

Our products range from waters, juices, iced teas, to the world famous Bickford’s cordials.

Recently, we had a choice to move our new production operations to either the north or south of the Adelaide business district. We chose Salisbury in the north, because the Council there has been exceptional to deal with in terms of planning approvals. They also helped us secure a suitable land site and  made key contacts in the region.

Being located in Salisbury means we are close to our major customers and we have ease of access to a Council that will continue to work with us to further grow our business in the region. For Bickford’s everything adds up, Salisbury is the perfect location.

Angelo Kotses
Managing Director

UniSA: Education

Mawson Lakes is home to a number of UniSA’s Schools and research concentrations spanning a wide range of disciplines from engineering to teacher training.

The campus features state-of-the-art facilities and is at the cutting edge of teaching, research and knowledge transfer helping to deliver sustainable solutions to the issues facing our planet, through advancements in manufacturing, defence, national security, materials science, minerals processing, telecommunications and ICT, water management, renewable energy and sustainable settlements.

The flourishing technology hub of the Northern Region offers the perfect blend of education and research for the community, business and government, creating a vibrant and innovative nexus to support economic, social and environmental development. The new construction of a $50million iconic Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub, and the recent announcement of a UniSA college, in particular a Maths and Science Centre at Mawson Lakes, highlights our continued investment and confidence in the City of Salisbury.

Professor Andrew Parfitt
Pro Vice Chancellor:
Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment

BAE Systems: Defence

BAE Systems is Australia’s largest defence company with more than 6,500 employees.

We established our Australian headquarters in the city of Salisbury because of its significance as South Australia’s major centre for defence and high tech research activities.

The area also offers access to high quality education and real lifestyle benefits for our employees.

Jim McDowell

R.M. Williams: Manufacturing

R.M.Williams – The Bush Outfitter, has been proudly outfitting the people of Australia for over 75 years.

R.M.Williams manufactures footwear, apparel and accessories for men and women incorporating seasonal ranges, Big Men’s, Longhorn, Stockyard, and Colts and Fillies for children. 100% Australian owned, R.M.Williams has expanded across the globe with over 40 stores in Australia, New Zealand, London and New York, more than 900 stockist locations worldwide and exporting to over 15 countries globally.

R.M.Williams’ Adelaide office and manufacturing plant has been based in Salisbury for over 30 years. We have always enjoyed an excellent relationship with the Salisbury council, and have found them very supportive of our business and a pleasure to work with.

The easily accessible labour force, makes Salisbury an excellent environment for doing business in, in conjunction with convenient freight access, particularly with respect to the port and access to the north of the state. It is also beneficial to be operating close to a group of quality manufacturers in the area, who uphold similar values to R.M.Williams.

The majority of our manufacturing staff, who underpin our current operations and our expected future growth, also live in the area. The R.M.Williams team appreciate the professional convenience of living in Salisbury and enjoy living the lifestyle Salisbury provides them.

For R.M.Williams’ Australian manufacturing requirements Salisbury is a great fit. R.M.Williams looks forward to continuing our relationship with Salisbury Council and the Salisbury community for many years to come ”.

Geoff Thiel
Chief Operating Officer