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H.I.Fraser honoured for 30 years in defence industry


Hydraulics engineering firm H.I.Fraser has marked a significant milestone in supporting the Australian Defence Force by completing its millionth fitting for the Collins class submarines.

“For 30 years, the parts made by H.I.Fraser have been critical to ensuring Australia’s submarines are able to perform their important role in maritime operations,” said Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.

“This millionth fitting is a symbol of the long-term achievements and future promise of Australia’s defence industry.”

H.I.Fraser general manager Chris Williams also sees the company’s longevity as a response to the discussion about the viability of Australian manufacturing and the need to move manufacturing offshore.

According to Williams, H.I.Fraser’s success over the past 30 years “demonstrates that Australian manufacturing can compete on a global scale”, particularly high end manufacturing, which requires skilled workers.

Local member for MacKellar, Jason Falinski agrees with this.

“H.I.Fraser has been operating in Australia for 60 years and employ 45 people here in Sydney; I congratulate them on this great milestone,” he said.

“They are yet another example of high end manufacturing that proves global competitiveness and being locally based are not mutually exclusive.”

According to Williams, it is “a very exciting time” for the defence industry, with many opportunities and projects in the pipeline.

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