The HIFraser facility in Sydney was visited by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP to celebrate the 1,000,000th coupling made. Minister Pyne enjoyed the tour of the facility where he was presented with the 1,000,000th coupling HIFraser manufactured for the Collins Class Submarine Project, which the company has been supporting for over 30 years. In the photo Minister signs the 1,000,000th coupling.
Minister Pyne had a detailed discussion with the management of the company about HIFraser’s engagement in the current and future Australian Defence projects, such as AWD, LHD, JSF, and Land 400. Christopher Pyne summarised his visit with the following statement: “I look forward to working with HIFraser to lend my support so they can continue to maximise the opportunities for skilled employment in our area”.
The official press-release of the Minister’s visit to HIFraser can be found here: https://www.pyneonline.com.au/media-centre/media-releases/recognising-30-years-of-australian-industry-contribution-to-collins-submarines