SA company extends capability in Defence and export

PRP Manufacturing, an SA based engineering firm, was recently awarded a Defence Global Competitiveness grant to increase capability and capacity to supply defence-related work to the global market.

The grant has enabled PRP to purchase and commission an advanced 5-axis flatbed CNC workstation. The equipment, due to arrive in September, will assist with current defence contracts, including the recently awarded gasket contract for BAE Systems Australia’s Hunter Class Frigate Program, and also extend capability in specialised component manufacturing for global customers.

PRP Manufacturing Chief Operating Officer Luke Sernecki is thrilled with the outcome.

“The grant has been a fantastic reward for all the hard work we have put in,” Mr Sernecki said. “The team is excited for the machine, and we look forward to continuing to evolve in Defence, both nationally and overseas.”

PRP offers flatbed CNC cutting services, including waterjet, laser, router, knife and die press technology. They also provide expertise in gasket and seals, protective storage, and advanced foams and insulation.

PRP will be exhibiting at Indo Pacific in May as part of the South Australia – The Defence State pavilion.

Find out more about the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant