Expansion should create 50 new jobs at SA company, says founder

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The founder of South Australian manufacturer Hegs has said a growing number of contracts is expected to double the company’s headcount.

In an interview promoting the I Choose SA campaign, CEO Scott Boocock said that the company had benefitted from re-shoring from China, and currently produces around 63,000 clothes pegs a day at five SA factories.

A growing number of international contracts, including to China, the UK and the USA was expected to double the company’s team, said Boocock. This included a core of five and 50 in manufacturing.

“We have just launched on a TV shopping (channel) in the UK and we are also looking at securing contracts with Home Shopping Channel in the US,” he told The Advertiser.

“Locally, we are now in Harvey Norman and The Good Guys, as well as Woolworths.”

Heg’s pegs are designed for drying delicate garments. Boocock’s invention has won prizes including a Good Design Award in 2014 and a Telstra South Australian Business of The Year award last year.

The company will soon release a new Hegs Eco Dry Clothesline, described as having, “an embedded line tensioning system which extends up and down for people in wheelchairs or those living in smaller apartment buildings.”