Queensland-based and Intel-certified systems assembler Source Technology will open a brand new $1 million production facility on Wednesday in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Hurston.
Constructed as a purpose-built computer factory, believed to be the first of its kind in Queensland, the facility covers 1300 square metres and has the capacity to produce over 100 Source Cybermate systems per day. The new factory will also act as the Queensland education centre for Intel's certification training programs which are conducted by Technology Solutions.
Jim Duncan, Source Technology's managing director, told ARN the new centre includes automated component picking and electronically assisted dispatch, which will allow for improvements in delivery times on PC orders.
"We have a magnificent set-up here and we are very proud of it," Duncan said. "This sort of facility is unique in Australia for a privately owned Australian company.
"We have undertaken all this investment because our sales have been steadily growing and we see a bright future for quality locally assembled PCs in Queensland and all over Australia."
The new facility is fully air-conditioned and dust-controlled. Power to each assembly station is balanced so that even flow is maintained even if 30 or more PCs are taken off a configuration bench at once.
A grand opening ceremony is planned for Wednesday with Queensland Government dignitaries attempting to steal some of the limelight from guest speakers that will include David Bolt (Intel's Australian general manager), Ann Moffatt (managing director of training company Technology Solutions) and Duncan himself.