Brisbane-based EM Solutions has been awarded a $6.5 million contract from Thales to supply satellite radio systems in support of a major connectivity program.
EM Solutions’ ability to make timely modifications to their commercial off-the-shelf products to suit Thales’ specific customer requirements was a key factor in determining the contract award. In 2016, a framework agreement was signed between the two companies to streamline ordering, and in 2018, EM Solutions’ work was again recognised when it took out Thales Australia’s Supplier of the Year Award for Export Achievement.
Thales and EM Solutions have been collaborating through the work of the Thales global supply chain team. Anne Munro, who heads Thales’ GSC team, said, "Thales has built trust with EM Solutions over an extended period and it is as a result of good communications and its proven track record that Thales has the confidence in EM Solutions to deliver."
For EM Solutions, the success in winning export business through the global supply chain program has meant an expansion of its test and assembly capacity.
Dr Rowan Gilmore, CEO, EM Solutions, said, "Because of this business, EM Solutions has expanded its capacity, purchased additional equipment and hired new staff to meet delivery requirements. We are delighted to extend our near-decade long track record in working with Thales globally."
Similar products to those supplied are also in use in several of EM Solutions’ own on-the-move satellite terminals for a range of land and maritime applications, including the Cobra X/Ka tri-band Maritime Satellite Terminal, which is now operational on a number of different classes of Navy vessels both in Australia and internationally.
Thanks to its collaboration with Thales, EM Solutions is positioning to win further global business and extend its reach into other projects.
Employing a team of specialist engineers at its head office in Brisbane, Australia, EM Solutions design and supply leading-edge satellite and microwave communication technology for customers in the global defence and maritime industries, as well as broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.
Over the last 15 years, EM Solutions has built a customer base of more than 200 of the world’s largest system integrators and telecommunication companies, delivering high-quality products and service.