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Smart Fabrication – A smart choice for metal fabrication

Smart Fabrication is an award-winning South Australian business that specialises in the planning, design, construction and installation of mechanical and medium to heavy structural projects. Commencing operations in 1999, Smart Fabrication was not much more than a vision for the then boilermaker/welder, Simon Kennedy. Now Smart Fabrication Managing Director, Mr Kennedy had a vision to build a company to rival the best in the industry, to offer more than the average. 15 years on and now with over 65 employees, Smart Fabrication has grown considerably, diversifying into new markets, expanding to a second site and developing its capability to service[…]

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SA Defence industry leaders visit Singapore shipyard in support of Adelaide sector

South Australian Defence industry leaders and the South Australian Government visited shipyards in Singapore this weekend to gain a greater understanding of the companies’ capabilities to build Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boat project. Global engineering and construction company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), and South East Asia’s premier commercial and naval shipbuilder Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) have engaged Adelaide Ship Construction International (ASCI) in their to bid for the project. Key industry leaders, Defence SA Chief Executive, Andy Keough and Defence Teaming Centre, Chris Burns support the South Australian bid by (ASCI) of the $1.4 billion project bringing 120 new[…]

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Smart Fab wins 2015 Most Outstanding SME Award

Smart Fabrication wins top defence award Article taken from The Advertiser THE state’s top award in the defence sector for small to medium enterprises has been won by Port Adelaide company Smart Fabrication because of the way it inspires companies grappling with diminishing work opportunities. “It has certainly been a challenging year for the defence industry, which makes the achievements of this year’s Outstanding SME all the more inspiring,” Defence Teaming Centre chief executive Chris Burns said. “Smart Fabrication have excelled in their engagement with the defence industry, to build their capability and capacity to work in defence and have[…]

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SA manufacturer off to Stanford Graduate School of Business

SA manufacturers win study grants South Australian manufacturers were among the 33 winners of study grants awarded by the Industry Leaders Fund to South Australian executives last night. Adelaide Now reports that metal manufacturer Emilio De Stefano of Smart Fabrication, Andrea Mead from barbeque manufacturer Heatlie Engineering, and Derek Rogers from defence manufacture Saab Australia were all awarded grants. As winners, they have been acknowledged as future leaders of wealth creating industry. They will study at universities and other institutions of learning around the world. Emilio De Stefano, for example, will now study at Stanford Graduate School of Business in[…]

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Smart Fabrication partners up with Engineers Australia

“We don’t do average! is a bit of a company mantra around here”, says Emilio De Stefano, General Manager of dynamic engineering and specialist steel fabrication company, Smart Fabrication Pty Ltd. Smart Fabrication is headquartered in Port Adelaide and operates across two sites with its oil & gas division in Kilburn. The company services a variety of industries including oil & gas, defence, mining, water, marine and civil and is capable of planning, designing, constructing and installing a wide range of steel and aluminium solutions to these industries. Choosing to partner with Engineers Australia was a natural choice as it[…]

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Smart Fab wins national 2014 Business Transformation Award

South Australian based manufacturer, Smart Fabrication has beaten 40 other manufacturing companies nationwide to win the Manufacturers’ Monthly award for Business Transformation. The award, sponsored by Enterprise Connect was announced at the Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards 2014 Gala Dinner held last night at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. The Enterprise Connect Business Transformation Award is designed to recognise an Australian Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) that has successfully transformed, increasing productivity, innovation and competitiveness as a result. In an industry that has had its fair share of tough times in recent years, Smart Fabrication has more than quadrupled its revenues[…]

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Port defence suppliers look to diversity in wake of uncertainty over submarine projects

DEFENCE suppliers in the Port need to look at growth potential in the energy sector to cushion uncertainty over offshore submarine productions, local companies say. It comes as the Federal Government last week backed away from a promise to build 12 new submarines in Port Adelaide to reconsider its defence project options, which include buying vessels made or designed overseas. The future of more than 15,000 defence sector supply jobs remain in limbo due to the decision but suppliers contacted by the Portside Messenger this week said gas, water, and large-scale building projects provided opportunities. Simon Kennedy, owner of Port[…]

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