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The most important part of a product development and manufacturing company is vigilance when it comes to cyber security within IT infrastructure. The information sacrificed in even the smallest hack is detrimental to the existence of any business, but can hit manufacturing companies especially hard.

While it might sound like something out of a movie, extreme measures to prevent a breach in cyber security should be in place and frequently revised, updated and advanced. When manufacturing companies, like Hetech, suffer a breach of security…so much is lost.

The Risks

Without protection and preparation, manufacturing companies can suffer complete operational disruption. Malware can, very simply put, shut down massive manufacturers (think Nissan and Merck & Co) and leave them unable to operate on any level. Employees are sent home while the company faces crippling setbacks.

Data theft is another big one. Cyber-criminals often target major companies through the release of malware. It’s much more involved than we’re making it sound here, but occurrences of theft, phishing scams, and corporate espionage are becoming far too common, and affecting corporate giants like Verizon Wireless.

No business is immune, and that’s why Hetech has just completed a major IT infrastructure upgrade to lock in security. At Hetech we take cyber security very seriously, and an upgrade was imperative to the way that we do business; safely, effectively and diligently.

Read more about the risks here

What We Did

Hetech has gone in and performed a security overhaul. Our cyber security upgrade essentially means that we’ve got a brand new, “state of the art” server that connects our production facility with our new head office.

This connection is secure and efficient. The upgrade in security is moving Hetech forward further into the digitization of manufacturing, and closer to Industry 4.0. Our IT infrastructure and operation as a whole has increased in capability and capacity.

Why We Did It

As a leader in product development, Hetech believes that it’s our responsibility to protect delicate information belonging to the company and to our clients. Our operational technology deserves the best in cyber security, and our destination is the forefront of the manufacturing revolution.

We want cyber security relentless against file based and fileless security attacks. We want protection against those same attacks without the need for emergency security patching. We want control that is localized, stemming from one single console that allows us to see every aspect of our operational technology throughout the company at any given time.

We want complete control.

Preparing For The Future

The recently completed IT upgrade at Hetech is nothing other than fueling the way we do business now, and preparing for the way we’ll do it in the future. We are implementing plans and adopting new technologies today that will embrace the industry of tomorrow.

This intense preparation and dedication to the evolution of manufacturing and IT security makes Hetech the top contender for all of your product development needs. Contact us today.

Hetech recently had the opportunity to participate in the Avalon 2019 trade show for six days. Avalon, which is a trade show for the aerospace and defence industries, was the perfect time for Hetech to show off our latest products and our electronics design and manufacturing capabilities.

Thanks to the Queensland government, we were able to set up a booth at this event, and discuss our products and services with both business and interested individuals. We’re proud to have participated, and we look forward to the next Avalon Airshow, which will be held in 2021 – on the 100th anniversary of the Australian Air Force!

Our Highlights From The Avalon Airshow 2019

The Avalon Airshow is known as the largest airshow in all of the Southern Hemisphere – and this year was no different. There were a huge number of aircraft from all across the world, spread across multiple runways in the steamy Australian heat.

We loved getting to meet potential customers, individuals, and other exhibitors during the Avalon Airshow, but we didn’t spend the entire time at the Airshow working!

We spent some time touring the aircraft that were being shown – in particular, the Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter caught our eye.

It was truly incredible to see one of these aircraft in-person – from the gigantic engine to the sleek, streamlined design, the F-35A truly looks like the next-generation aircraft that it is intended to be.

Interested In Our Services? Contact Us For More Information Today

We’re proud to serve Australia and the defence industry with our defence electronics design & manufacturing services. Hetech is a leading provider of mission-critical electronics in the defence industry – and if you’re interested in learning more about our manufacturing capabilities and past products, we’d be glad to hear from you.

From design to manufacturing, we handle every step of the process in-house in Australia, ensuring confidentiality and secrecy, and that the Australian air, land, and sea defence industries have the high-quality and reliable components that they need.

For more information, please contact Hetech right away. We’re always looking for new customers in the defence industry, and would be glad to hear from you.

Hetech will be supporting and exhibiting at Australia’s largest defence industries trade show – Avalon 2019.

AVALON 2019, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Expo, is Australia’s own signature industry event and the most comprehensive aviation, aerospace and defence expo in the Southern Hemisphere. It is strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Departments of Industry, Innovation & Science and of Infrastructure & Regional Development.


The RAAF will invite Air Chiefs and Air Force leaders from throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world to participate. In 2017, Air Chiefs and Air Force leaders participated – many of these were at Chief of Air Force, Deputy Chief of Air Force or Force Commander level.

In addition, with the support of other Australian Government agencies and a range of civil industry stakeholders, invitations are also being extended to international leaders in defence equipment acquisition, civil air transport, air traffic control, general aviation, commercial aviation and aerospace technology across the globe, with particular emphasis on the Asian and Indo- Pacific regions.

Total attendances over the four industry-only trade sessions of the 2017 event exceeded 33,000, and the buzz of business was everywhere.

Why should you visit us at Avalon?
• Connect with one of the leading electronics design & manufacturing companies in Australia
• See what capabilities Hetech can offer you and your company
• Check out the awe-inspiring airshows throughout the week

Want to discuss our electronics design & manufacturing solutions for your product?

Find us at the Queensland Pavilion Stand 2G25 (HALL 2)

Trade Days: 26-28 February | Public Days: 1-3 March
Where: Avalon Airport, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, the event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.

CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180K attendees from 150 countries.

At Hetech, we have been following CES2019 closely, as we believe developing a successful product means having a comprehensive understanding of the technology market and industry.

See this video on keynote speaker, Ginni Rometty (CEO of IBM).

As part of hetech’s design and manufacturing services, we will provide in-depth feedback and assist with on your product’s marketability, to ensure the greatest success possible for your new product.

Call Hetech today to discuss how your partnership with Hetech can assist with your product development and ensure its maximum market potential – (+61) 07 3297 9700

Hetech would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients, partners and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will be closing our offices on December 21st following another extremely successful year, and re-opening our doors on January 2nd.

Hetech travelled to the other side of the globe to visit Electronica 2018 in Munich. Electronica is one of the largest electronics exhibitions in the world, with more than 3,100 exhibitors from over 50 countries providing an insight into the future of electronics with their solutions and products.

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The major topics of discussion were industrial IoT, cyber security and medical electronics.

In view of the growing influence of artificial intelligence in everyday life, Kurt Sievers, President NXP & CEO NXP Semiconductors Germany, emphasised this year’s slogan of electronica “Connecting everything—smart, safe & secure:” “First, artificial intelligence needs a functioning communications infrastructure. Second, consumers will only embrace artificial intelligence if they can approach it with a sense of security and trust.”

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Attending the expo has provided some invaluable insight into the future of technology, which Hetech will utilise to improve and expand our capabilities within the wireless (IoT) and AI realms, providing an exponentially better and more effective design and manufacturing solutions.

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who visited us at the Hetech stand during Electronex 2018 in Sydney. Hetech also took the opportunity attend the coinciding SMCBA training courses, improving our engineering capabilities and provide a superior design and manufacturing service for our customers.

Did you catch Mark Steiner’s presentation on conformal coating in the manufacturing industry?

Conformal coating material is a thin polymeric film that is applied to circuit boards, providing a protective layer against UV, dust and moisture.

Let us know if you have any thoughts or questions about conformal coating your product, contact us on +61 (0)7 3297 9700

Missed the presentation? Find the white papers for the talk Here

Hetech are proud to be gold sponsors and showcasing at the 2018 Electronex exhibition. Come visit us at stand C10 and talk to us about how we can support your next electronics design and manufacturing project.

Australia’s only dedicated trade event for the electronics industry, Electronex — Electronics Design and Assembly Expo will this year be held at Rosehill Gardens Sydney from 5–6 September. Central to Sydney’s manufacturing hub, over 90 companies will be participating and there will be free parking for visitors.

The expo is open to electronics buyers and decision-makers including design professionals; electronic and electrical engineers and technicians; along with OEM, scientific, IT and communications professionals and service technicians. The associated SMCBA Electronics Design & Manufacture Conference will bring together local and international speakers to share information critical to the successful design and development of leading-edge electronic products and systems engineering solutions. A series of free seminars with overviews on key industry topics will also be held on the show floor throughout the two-day event.

Date: 05 September, 2018 – 06 September, 2018
Venue: Rosehill Gardens

Hetech will be exhibiting in collaboration with the Queensland Government stand at this years Land Forces 2018.

Land Forces 2018 will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 September. The event will showcase technology, equipment and services related to the land defence sector and attract key local and international defence personnel, government representatives, equipment suppliers and industry leaders in the field of land warfare capability.

We encourage anyone attending the show to come and see us at the Queensland Stand and have a chat about how we can help you design or manufacture your next defence project.

Hetech are proud to announce that we are a major sponsor fo the AIDN QLD annual dinner, being hosted on July 19th.

The AIDN annual Dinner is a unique opportunity as it provides an occasion for businesses to mix with senior defence and industry personnel and small medium enterprise (SME) representatives.

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