Sicame Australia expands in QLD

Queensland-based manufacturer of specialist LV & MV electrical distribution equipment, Sicame Australia has expanded its manufacturing, design and testing facilities with the official opening of its new head office and manufacturing plant in South-East Queensland.

The 4500sq m custom-built premises, which is located in the growing industrial area of Yatala, was opened by Minister for Energy and Water Resources Mark McArdle, who congratulated Sicame on its new factory.

“The substantial investment the company has made is not only a show of faith in its prospects but in Queensland as a place to do business,” Mr McArdle said.

“Sicame has invested heavily in engineering and research to become a world leader in the development of insulation piercing and waterproof connector technology. It’s a clear demonstration that clever, committed companies with a highly trained workforce can compete successfully on the world stage.”

Sicame Australia managing director Robert Battle said the company is committed to keeping operations in Australia.

“Due to recent growth, we outgrew our old factory site, which had served the company well since 2002. But while other manufacturers in Australia have chosen to move their operations overseas, Sicame Australia has bucked this trend, putting faith in our own ability to stay competitive against foreign manufactured imports,” he said.

Located half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Yatala is a growing enterprise industrial area and this investment was planned to position the company well to handle future growth in the next decade and beyond, according to Mr Battle.