Electronics Firm Receives Grant To Upgrade Facility For Advanced Manufacturing

Electronics Firm Receives Grant To Upgrade Facility For Advanced Manufacturing

South Australia Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis

Jobs Boost For Electronics Firm Ahead Of Expansion

Victor P Taffa

Adelaide-based Entech Electronics will double its local production capacity with the help of a State Government Future Jobs Fund grant, creating 60 direct jobs in advanced manufacturing.

“Jobs are the number one priority for the State Government, which is why we are helping advanced manufacturing firms like Entech grow and create new jobs in our economy.” Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis said.

$1.75 Million grant forms part of a total investment of $3.5 Million, which Entech will use to move to a new, upgraded facility with more capacity to manufacture products targeting the high-value defence, aerospace and medical technology industries.

“This investment in Entech represents the single largest project we have embarked on.” Entech MD Wayne Hoffman said.

 

 

Direct jobs created in Adelaide’s north through the project include electronics assemblers, technicians, engineers, team leaders and positions in logistics and procurement. Entech expect that in addition to the direct jobs created, more than 200 indirect jobs will also be created across South Australia.

While Entech supplies high quality electronic components across many industries, the medical and defence technology industries have become a focus for the company, with clients including Raytheon, Thales, Micro-X and Ellex Medical.

Background

Entech is an advanced electronic manufacturing company founded in Adelaide in 1986. Entech currently employ about 80 staff at their headquarters in Devon Park and also operate a manufacturing facility in China.

2017-18 State Budget included $200 Million towards a Future Jobs Fund to drive employment in South Australia and create ongoing jobs in the following key sectors:

  • Health and biomedical research;
  • IT and advanced manufacturing;
  • Renewable energy and mining;
  • Shipbuilding and defence;
  • Tourism, food and wine.

A total of 57 businesses have received offers of funding so far, for projects that will create 3,200 jobs in high-growth sectors. Supported businesses include Robern Menz, MG Engineering, Minda, Como Glasshouse, Berry Sensation and Connecting Up.