Segula Technologies Australia has revealed plans to expand its office in South Melbourne in order to oversee regional activities in the Asia Pacific.
The global engineering company, which hosts 140 offices and 10,000 employees in 30 countries, plans for its Melbourne headquarters to focus on the company’s defence, automotive, rail and medical activities in Australia and throughout the region.
Melbourne was chosen as the site of headquarters because of the city’s "renowned technological universities and industries, existing infrastructure, and local talent base", the company said in a statement.
Segula Technologies has already employed several former Holden engineers and is looking to employ more engineers, 3D designers and program managers in the next two to three years.
The company has worked on a number of large defence and transport infrastructure projects in Australia and is currently working on the Vlocity regional trains and Melbourne light rail expansion. It is also involved in helping deliver the SEA 1000 Attack Class Submarines being built in South Australia.
Minister for Industry Support and Recovery, Martin Pakula, welcomed Segula's announcement and the benefits it will bring to Victorian industry.
“We are pleased to be working with Segula, whose investment will mean more high-value defence and infrastructure technology jobs for Victoria.
“With Victoria’s strengths already set in manufacturing, this is a win-win for Victoria and for Segula.”
Treasurer Tim Pallas also commented: “Global companies appreciate the value offered by Victoria’s skilled workforce and a commercial environment that fosters innovation and growth – and they are voting with their feet.”
Segula Technologies Australia Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Pierre Maciejowski thanked the government for its support.
“We are grateful for the support of the Victorian Government, which is a demonstration of its faith in Segula’s ability to grow valuable jobs for Victorian workers.
"We are excited about our opportunities here in Victoria.”