SAGE Automation will move its South Australian office to the Tonsley innovation precinct in 2017.
The move, supported by the South Australian Government, aligns with our focus on agility and efficiency within our business. The custom designed facility will include an effective and efficient open plan layout featuring numerous formal and informal meeting spaces, supporting team collaboration.
Our manufacturing facility will also be re-located to Tonsley and enjoy a layout which continues the lean concepts which have already delivered efficiency improvements for some years now. The workshop space will be centered around a smart flow of materials and also feature easy access for panel transportation.
The Tonsley site, located only a few minutes from our current site in Melrose Park, boasts ample parking, access by public transport as well as a number of catering and leisure facilities.
SAGE Automation shares a rich history with the Tonsley site, the former home of Mitsubishi in South Australia, where SAGE delivered a number of projects. A walk through the historic site today still gives glimpses of the industrial equipment which was the backbone of the Mitsubishi production line. The SAGE office will be located in the very same spot as the former Main Assembly Building!
The 61 hectare Tonsley site has been developed to be a hub for those driving the industrial future of South Australia, one of thriving high-value manufacturing, cutting edge healthcare, assistive technologies, cleantech and renewable energy, software and simulation as well as mining and energy services.
Tonsley is already home to industrial pioneers including Siemens, Signositcs, Micro-X, Innovyz, Simulation Australia, ZEN Energy Systems and more. Tonsley will intrinsically link prominent businesses in innovative technology with leading education and research centres, including Flinders University and TAFE, to deliver a meeting of minds to drive collaboration and transformation for South Australia.
We are certainly delighted to have been selected to be a part of Tonsley and will be sharing updates as our facility is developed and our move draws near.