H.I. Fraser’s Australian defence role affirmed

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne signs the 1,000,000th coupling manufactured by H.I.Fraser for the Collins Class Submarine Project.

Australian hydraulics engineering firm H.I. Fraser’s role in maintaining Australia’s defence capabilities has been affirmed, with the visit of defence minister Christopher Pyne to the company’s headquarters in Sydney recently to commemorate H.I. Fraser’s one millionth fitting for the Collins class submarines.

On his visit to the company’s headquarters, minister Pyne said that the company’s 30 year involvement in maintaining Australia’s Collins class submarines make it the perfect candidate to contribute to the government’s Air Warfare Destroyer and Landing Helicopter Dock programs.

“I congratulate H.I. Fraser and its employees on their contribution to Australia’s defence capability over the past three decades,” Pyne said.

“The Government is committed to maximising the opportunities for Australian defence industry to contribute to our major capability projects including the continuous naval shipbuilding program and Joint Strike Fighter and Future Submarines.”

Local member of parliament for Mackellar, Jason Falinski said that the company is helping create local employment.

“They are yet another example of high end manufacturing that proves global competitiveness and being locally based are not mutually exclusive. I look forward to working with H.I. Fraser to lend my support so they can continue to maximise the opportunities for skilled employment in our area.”