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Wollongong’s advantages in defence

Wollongong companies offer a wide range of capabilities to the defence industry, including:

  • Military-grade communications systems.
  • Armoured steel plate.
  • High-end welding and engineering.
  • Engineered plastics and polyurethane.
  • Electrical isolators and enclosures.
  • Specialist protective coatings.
  • Base safety systems.
  • Ruggedised medical computing devices.
  • Specialist labour services.

“UOW has a steel hub, which is a research institute or part of a research center that we use for our R&D and our R&D team integrate very closely with the UOW.”

— Justin, Business Development Manager, Bisalloy Steels

Businesses servicing the defence industry in Wollongong

Wollongong is home to many large and established companies, some who have serviced the Defence industry for decades.

Following is a list of the 20 companies who have particular strengths servicing the defence industry. Each link will provide you with more information about individual businesses product offerings, capabilities, customers and partners:

  • IQ Kiosk
  • iSee
  • Klondu
  • Micromax Technology
  • Phoenix Australasia
  • Programmed Industrial Maintenance
  • Prokote
  • Snare Fabrications
  • Stolway Pty Ltd
  • WGE Group

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Defence research and development organisations

Wollongong has a strong track record around converting technical know-how and supportive research into defence capability.

Leading defence research and development organisations in Wollongong include:

  • Defence Materials Technology Centre – Providing the Defence industry and Advanced Manufactures with the solutions needed to enhance Australia’s defence manufacturing capability. The DMTC conducts the latest research in the fabrication of land and marine platforms through its multi-partner research.
  • SMART Infrastructure Facility – Bringing together experts from the fields of economics, modelling, data analytics and system engineering, the Smart Infrastructure Facility applies their research in the energy, water, transport and city planning domains. This research is focussed on allowing manufactures to create the liveable cities of the future.
  • Steel Research Hub – Building on Wollongong’s rich history of supporting the steel industry and manufactures, the Steel Research Hub draws on the combined capabilities of the University of Wollongong and partners in the steel industry to create competitive processing methodologies. This will continue to ensure growth and innovation in Australia’s steel value chain.

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