Today the Shoal team celebrated our first anniversary since rebranding from Aerospace Concepts to Shoal. To mark the occasion, the team welcomed our industry partners, clients and honoured guests to officially launch our new office in the Adelaide CBD.
At Shoal we pride ourselves as being innovative world leaders in our fields of systems engineering and aerospace modelling and simulation. Shoal CEO, Shaun Wilson, spoke during the reception about how the transition from Aerospace Concepts to Shoal is enabling us to apply the capabilities we have developed for defence and aerospace to sectors as diverse as transportation, intelligent infrastructure and health, both in Australia and overseas, principally the United States. Shaun reaffirmed our decision to remain based in Adelaide and continuing to grow high-value local employment by bringing back to the state work from across Australia and around the world.
The South Australian Minister for Investment and Trade, Small Business, Defence Industries and Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, spoke on the night about the importance of key defence projects such as the new submarine and future frigates being developed in the state so local companies like Shoal can continue to grow and prosper. Minister Hamilton-Smith said the recently-released 2016 Defence White Paper is a win for the South Australian economy and local industry.
The past year has been a significant period of change and growth for Shoal, and we look forward to a bright and prosperous future as our business expands.