Australian company Dexata has announced it has established a new office in the Williamtown Aerospace Centre (WAC).
Dexata has provided the Australian Defence Force and the defence industry since 2000. The company says it is now emerging as an international force in 'Big Data Analytics' for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications.
Director of WAC James Garvey said the centre is looking forward to having the company in the midst of the local Hunter defence industry.
"We are pleased to welcome local company Dexata, which has been a long-time stalwart in the local Hunter defence SME industry space," Garvey said.
"Dexata is representative of the ‘new wave’ of innovative, high-technology businesses that are responding to the growing needs of the defence sector both nationally and internationally from a local origin."
Chief executive of Dexata Mike McMahon said the company looks forward "to continuing to grow and prosper in our new location in the Williamtown Aerospace Centre, providing the Australian Defence Force with world-class technology and services".
The WAC enables organisations to be part of Australia's national and international defence technology capability. Technology Place, is currently comprised of three completed buildings, with a fourth building E due for occupancy from July 2017. This 2,000 square metre building is fully leased. Each facility has been custom designed to suit tenants’ requirements in fulfilment of ongoing Department of Defence contracts. Each property has been built to meet Defence Security levels as required for Intruder Resistant Areas. All tenancies at Technology Place have access to Defence Secure Networks (subject to Defence approvals).
The next Building “F” Foxtrot is currently gaining development approval and is available for lease now with occupancy from 2018.
Technology Place is located off the gateway to Newcastle Airport and Williamtown Drive – which enables businesses to be located with other aerospace and air industry companies, and adjacent to Australia’s largest operating Air Force base, RAAF Williamtown, and Newcastle Airport for ease of access all over Australia.
Earlier this year, REDARC Group's Hummingbird Electronics announced it was setting up a NSW operations business hub at the WAC.