NSW Company Wins Defence Innovation Award

27 February 2015

Photo: Graham Bulless - NSW Trade & Investment, Dave Marino  - Quickstep Chief Executive Office & Managing Director, Tony Quick - Quickstep Chairman, Paul Hogan - NSW Trade & Investment.

NSW-based advanced composite manufacturer Quickstep has won the National Defence Industry Innovation Award at the Avalon Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Expo in Victoria this week.

Showcasing NSW defence capabilities

The win by Quickstep Technologies will help to showcase NSW defence capabilities at the largest civil and military aviation and aerospace trade show in the southern hemisphere.

The company is the largest independent aerospace-grade advanced composite manufacturer in Australia, with a $15 million advanced composites production facility at Sydney's Bankstown Airport established with support from the NSW Government.

NSW has the largest number of defence bases and facilities in Australia. The NSW defence industry is worth around $5 billion in turnover and a further $1.4 billion in value-added industries, helping to support around 30,000 jobs.

Company benefits from move to Sydney

Quickstep relocated from Western Australia to Bankstown Airport in 2012 to take advantage of the scale, resources, facilities and skilled workforce available in Sydney and NSW to help them realise their growth strategy.

The company has since partnered with some of the world's largest aerospace/defence organisations, including the US Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Airbus, Thales and BAE.

Assisted by NSW Trade & Investment

NSW Trade & Investment provided significant support to Quickstep in their move to the state including assistance with site location and introductions to key contacts.

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