SMEs the key links in major defence projects’ supply chains

The State Government continues to support small-to-medium enterprises to prepare for major defence projects including construction of the nation’s future frigate and submarine fleets. At Port Adelaide-based shipbuilding and fabrication company MG Engineering today Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said small businesses had a critical role to play. “MG Engineering built masts for the…

Local manufacturer exporting coffee pods to the world

A western suburbs manufacturer will use a State Government grant to promote their coffee pods online, to boost exports to international markets. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said $49,800 from the Export Partnership Program will help PODiSTA develop an innovative e-commerce website tailored to different countries. “The Export Partnership Program is helping South…

Local business creating jobs through export push

Thebarton-based water management company Micromet is creating local jobs as international demand for their products grow. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said a $20,600 State Government grant will help Micromet reach out to new markets, particularly in regions where improvement to water quality is most needed. “The Export Partnership Program is helping South…

Steven Marshall fails to stand up for sustainable shipbuilding industry

The State Government has called on Opposition Leader Steven Marshall to immediately declare his unqualified support for a sustainable shipbuilding industry in South Australia. Before the last Federal election, Steven Marshall said:“The State Liberals welcome the Coalition’s confirmation today that 12 submarines will be built in Adelaide under a Coalition Government.” (Steven Marshall press release,…

South Australia defence innovators pitch new technologies to global audience

South Australian companies and researchers have pitched innovative ideas to international naval and maritime leaders at the Pacific 2015 maritime exposition in Sydney. Eight presentations by South Australian industry, academia and the Defence Science and Technology Group were provided to potential collaboration partners at ‘Innovation Pitchfest.’ Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said the event…

South Australia to press case for naval shipbuilding at PACIFIC 2015

South Australia’s naval shipbuilding capabilities will be showcased to a global audience at the PACIFIC 2015 international maritime exhibition in Sydney this week. Premier Jay Weatherill and the Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith will lead a South Australian defence industry delegation to PACIFIC 2015, reinforcing the state’s position as the national centre of naval…

Huge defence contingent converges on Adelaide

Adelaide will host Australia’s largest land defence exhibition, Land Forces which is expected to inject more than $16 million into the state’s economy. Global delegates will converge on Adelaide in September 2016 for the biennial event, which will be conducted in conjunction with the Australian Army’s international Chief of Army Exercise and showcases international land…

Global economic expert to head South Australian investment agency

An international expert and former head of the Welsh Government’s trade and investment body has been appointed Chief Executive of South Australia’s new investment agency. Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith said Michael Hnyda brings a wealth of global experience to the role including an unrivalled track-record in delivering major investments for Wales. “I…