The opening of a new $15 million trailer manufacturing facility by Haulmark Trailers in Adelaide has been hailed as the latest example of Australia’s growing defence industry.
In opening the facility, Defence Minister Christopher Pynwe praised Haulmark’s investment in the industry.
“The opening today has a strong South Australian flavour, with the facility designed by Adelaide architects, Bennett Designs and constructed by Adelaide firm Sitzler, using 100 per cent Australian steel,” Minister Pyne said.
“The facility will have an initial workforce of twenty which is expected to ramp up to more than thirty by year’s end.
“The new building will support both defence and commercial customers with new trailers being manufactured from scratch while a whole of life repair and maintenance service is also available.”
The day also saw Haulmark Trailers General Manager Mike Ireland recognised after winning the inaugural Minister's Award for Excellence in the Defence Industry, for his exceptional achievements in Australian Defence Industry.