Manufacturing has long been a key foundation of South Australia’s economy. With a deep, technical skills base developed from the automotive and defence sectors, the industry provides a solid platform for new and existing manufacturers to grow and invest.
As a result, South Australia is developing and producing goods as diverse as water recycling equipment, premium food and wine, naval ships and submarines, agricultural equipment and health and medical devices.
Technology is playing a central role in the competitiveness of South Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry, supporting innovation, driving product and service development and improving performance.
For manufacturing companies, South Australia provides access to a local research and development sector with strengths in emerging technologies such as photonics, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, advanced materials and robotics.
Adelaide is the confirmed build location for the Federal Government’s $50 billion Future Submarine program – the largest defence manufacturing procurement in the nation’s history.
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