State-of the-art equipment bolsters Brisbane electronics manufacturer

Brisbane engineering and electronics company, Elexon Electrics, has used a Made In Queensland grant to partly fund new state-of the art manufacturing equipment to help it move into new markets - including Defence.

Elexon Electronics’ CEO Frank Faller said the company had growing demand from customers who wanted to manufacture onshore.

“That demand has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit with many customers unable to source or ship due to restrictions and overseas manufactures hit hard by the virus.” he said.

In order to remain competitive without moving manufacturing overseas, Elexon, a long-time ICN Gateway subscriber, needed to upgrade its equipment and reach into new markets.

The company applied for a grant through the Made in Queensland program, knowing what kind of equipment it would need to transform into an intelligent 4.0 factory.

“Elexon Electronics heavily invested in a state-of-the-art, automated surface-mount technology (SMT) equipment from the leading European electronics machinery producers Mycronic and Asscon. The intelligent material handling system, Jet solder paste printer and vacuum vapor phase soldering combined with an X-Ray inspection for ultimate quality assurance set us apart from the competition”, Mr Faller said.

The investment gave Elexon Electronics the capability to tender for projects in markets such as aerospace and the Defence industry that require fast and versatile production with impeccable precision and integrity of final products.

Mr Faller said the grant not only helped to keep existing manufacturing jobs in Queensland but also empowered Elexon to help other Australian businesses to manufacture products locally.

ICN Queensland consultant, Abhiney Arora, congratulated Elexon, saying it was encouraging to see investment in local manufacturing.

“Elexon has a good relationship with ICN QLD. The company has taking part in a number of Defence and Aerospace Capability development workshops, such as Quad Charts development and a pitch mentoring training that ICN QLD organised on behalf of Defence Jobs Queensland,” Abhi said.

“Elexon also got the opportunity to live pitch to Federal Government’s Department of Defence, Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Hanwha for the Land 400 Phase 3 opportunities. This was again facilitated by ICN QLD at their office on behalf of Department of Defence.”

Elexon Electrics is part of the Elexon Group. It specialises in electronics engineering and manufacture, offering innovative solutions to customers from ‘niche’ markets. The company prides itself offering a complete production cycle of electronics products by using local suppliers and Australian resources.

For more information, visit the Elexon Electronics website.