Local builder partners with global defence company

An Adelaide-based builder is constructing a new Mawson Lakes-based purpose-built facility specialising in manufacturing products and developing software for defence programs.

Kongsberg Defence Australia selected Tandem Building Group to undertake the design and construction of the 2500sqm site.

The project will support between 70 and 130 jobs on site at any stage of development with about 30 South Australian companies engaged throughout.

Among the local companies are Parkside boutique design studio Section Six Architects and Adelaide engineering consultants Norman Disney & Young.

Kongsberg Defence Australia has made the $15 million investment in South Australia to expand its internationally recognised operations. The organisation is a local subsidiary of the Norwegian-based global technology company, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace.

The company supports the local manufacturing, assembly, integration and test of the C4 system for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System capability, which is currently under production for the Australian Army through Raytheon Australia.

The Mawson Lakes facility is expected to be fully occupied and operational by early 2024.


Attributable to Nick Champion

South Australia is rapidly building its status as the country’s Defence State right around the world and this latest investment further strengthens that reputation.

It’s testament to our construction industry that a local company will deliver such a significant project of international standing.

The flow-on effects for other sectors and additional jobs created will also help drive the State’s economic growth.

Attributable to Michael Brown

My local community is excited to see work underway for this project, which is looking on track to be up and running early next year.

This global company’s investment in our area strengthens a wider confidence in Mawson Lakes as a perfect base for manufacturing.

Attributable to Kongsberg Defence Australia general manager John Fry

We are delighted to engage Adelaide-based Tandem Building Group, a defence sector delivery leader in South Australia.

The construction of our 2,500sqm dedicated facility marks an important milestone for Kongsberg’s defence business in Australia.

Attributable to Tandem Building Group operations manager SA Nick Riddell

Tandem Building Group is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this exciting and meaningful project, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Kongsberg Defence Australia to deliver the first of their purpose-built facilities in the country.

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