South Australia is home to some of the world’s most prominent defence companies, with many having their Australian headquarters or significant operations in the state. It is also home to a thriving ecosystem of SMEs that supply defence projects with a wide range of services and products such as structural steel, fasteners, cables and wheel rims.

Each company has their own unique story for why they established their business in the state and the benefits to them of doing business in South Australia. From our world-class infrastructure and highly skilled workforce to strong industrial heritage and opportunities for collaboration; here are some real-life examples to demonstrate why defence companies choose to call South Australia home and the success that awaits those that do.

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