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After a successful exhibit at Avalon Airshow, Hetech were honoured to host the AIDN April monthly meeting, with a massive attendance of about 80 people. Some great information was relayed, including presentations by Airbus, Volvo, Legacy, Queensland Government and Hetech’s own Steve Plunkett and David Edington.

The AIDN (Australian Industry & Defence Network Incorporated) is an organization that represents the interests of Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by connecting them with larger businesses within the defence and security industry. The AIDN represents through advocacy and member services.

AIDN committee members with David Edington (2nd from Left) &
Steve Plunkett (3rd from Left)

Every month a meeting is held in a different location to outline and reaffirm AIDN objectives. Each meeting is meant review and relay industry capability information and updates, and offer support for SMEs as a whole. It is a great way for members of AIDN to stay connected with defence projects, suppliers and key contacts.

Details of April’s Meeting

The main points of April’s meeting hosted at Hetech focused heavily on connecting SMEs to defence projects, suppliers and manufacturers. Hetech was able to discuss our electronics design and involvement in defence manufacturing, which was a fantastic chance to showcase our facility, and our high level of manufacturing capabilities. 

David Edington & Steve Plukett delivering Hetech’s presentation
Airbus Presentation

The Airbus presentation was particularly exciting, as it covered Project LAND2094, Phase 4, which deals with Airbus’ involvement in special ops helicopters. This project is set to create medium lift helicopters that can “undertake troop transport, search and rescue, special operations and counter-terrorism missions”.

Scott White (Airbus) & Laurie Alexander (Airbus)

The presentation at the AIDN meeting was meant to receive interest from SMEs on products and services for this exclusive project.

The Benefits of AIDN

As a member of the AIDN, Hetech is proud to say that we’ve invested in the growth of our company. Through our membership, we are placed in contact with larger companies that allow us to continue to develop our defence systems, which in turn makes us a stronger manufacturing company.

Through AIDN, SMEs like Hetech are presented with opportunities to connect with larger companies in the defence industry. Without a network like AIDN, it would be difficult for smaller manufacturing companies to make those imperative, business enhancing connections.

Steve Plunkett (Hetech), David Edington (Hetech) & Lourie Alexander (Airbus)

AIDN itself is constructed of a combined membership of 600 or so SME companies. The AIDN structures its territories and chapters to optimise and reflect the makeup of the defence and security industries present within each. Hetech is proud to be an AIDN member, and can honestly credit positive contacts made in the industry to AIDN and the connections the network provides.

The April meeting was a huge success, with Hetech given the chance to stand in the spotlight, showcasing our abilities, dedicated employees, fearless leaders and enormous aspirations. As an electronics design & manufacturing company that continues to grow, embracing new clients, change and technology, we were happy to contribute and offer our facilities and services to support SMEs, AIDN and the defence industry.

Hetech Manufacturing has expanded, allowing us the ability to further our reach, achieve faster turnaround times and take on additional engineers. We are thrilled to announce that we now have a separate building for our headquarters, giving us more space to do what we do best…turn concept from mind representation to reality.

Our new headquarters will house day-to-day operations for Hetech, and provides our engineers with a dedicated space and unlimited possibilities. The original building has been opened up, giving more than enough room for production and servicing. This increased capacity is allowing room for Class 3 workers, but that’s not all.

More operational space will give Hetech the ability to prepare for further quality certifications, such as AS9100. A company level certification, AS9100 is in compliance with a standard set by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). This type of advanced certification will make Hetech a recognized frontrunner in quality assurance regarding design, development, production and installation.

Every past, present and future client will benefit from the vast improvements at Hetech. Faster turnaround times and increased production capacities have arrived. Hetech now has better quality assurance than ever before, and we continue to improve with every company based decision we make.

Choosing Hetech has always meant security, and with our new headquarters featuring state of the art security practices, your product is safe through every stage of production. The new developments at Hetch allow us to go to a greater extent of above and beyond, which is exactly what we have planned for every client we interact with.

Our headquarters address is Building 14, 2404 Logan Road, QLD, 4113 Australia

Contact Hetech today for more details.

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.”

IMG20181115124944 copyMark Steiner (Hetech) & Marcelle (Huber+Suhner) IMG20181116110446-CopyOtto Fuchs (Curtiss-Wright) & Mark Steiner (Hetech)


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

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