none

State-of-the-art aerospace facility opens in Sydney

31-08-2010
by 
in 
State-of-the-art aerospace facility opens in Sydney

 

 

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell … ‘defence sector is key’

 

Perth-based advanced composites manufacturer, Quickstep Holdings has opened a new aerospace composites manufacturing facility in western Sydney – the most advanced in the southern hemisphere.

The factory, which will produce composites for the aerospace and automotive industries, will create up to 400 jobs.

The company celebrated the opening of the new site, announcing it had secured a second long-term agreement with US aerospace giant Northrop Grumman to supply F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components.

Opening the new facility NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said: “The company’s decision to relocate from Western Australia to NSW is part of an aggressive growth strategy by this world-class manufacturer of high end carbon fibre products.”

The new facility will begin production from the fourth quarter of this year.

The company announced earlier this year it had secured an exclusive five-year contract with Lockheed Martin to produce carbon fibre wing flaps for its C130J Hercules military transport aircraft – worth between $75 million and $100 million.

It also has a 22-year agreement with Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Marand worth up to $700 million to manufacture a number of parts for the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Program.

“The NSW Government has identified defence as a key part of our manufacturing sector,” Mr O’Farrell said.

“The manufacturing industry supports around eight per cent of all jobs in NSW and represents more than 30 per cent of all our State’s exports.”

Related news & editorials

  1. 15.02.2019
    15.02.2019
    by      In
    The Australian Made Campaign is doing its bit to help one of its licensees to find a local contract manufacturer. The licensee is frank green, a company that markets reusable coffee cups in Australia. And while the company currently produces all its plastic reusable cup products in Australia, it... Read More
  2. 14.02.2019
    14.02.2019
    by      In
    Boker’s, the iconic US manufacturer of precision metal stampings, washers, spacers and shims, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. The year will also see the opening of a new manufacturing facility and a fresh commitment to serve international markets, including Australia.
    The company was... Read More
  3. 14.02.2019
    14.02.2019
    by      In
    Universal Robots has appointed automation industry veteran Peter Hern to the role of ANZ Country Manager.
    Hern combines extensive experience in the technology, automation and robotics industries with local knowledge of ANZ manufacturing. In his new role he will be responsible for customer support,... Read More
  4. 13.02.2019
    13.02.2019
    by      In
    With the 2019 show set to be the biggest Austech 2019 yet, organiser AMTIL has come up with a novel approach to help visitors optimise their time at the event.
    Featuring all of the key machine tool dealers, all under the one roof, Austech 2019 will showcase a vast array of state-of-the-art... Read More