New premises for Cadgile to accommodate growth
12 April 2019 – Local CAD & Engineering Services company Cadgile has moved to a bigger office facility in order to accommodate growth in the business. The company, which was acquired by French engineering services company Groupe FIVA in November last year is expecting to double its workforce over the next 12 months. Cadgile’s new premises at 320 Port Road, Hindmarsh was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on Friday 12 April.
Cadgile’s expected growth comes on the back of its acquisition by Goupe FIVA, which has strong ties with fellow French company Naval Group, which specialises in naval defence and marine renewable energy. This relationship has in turn led to a collaborative agreement being signed between Groupe FIVA and ASC Pty Ltd to develop a joint submarine design workforce in Australia with the capability to satisfy Naval Group’s demands for design services in support of the Australian Future Submarine Program. Cadgile will play a critical role in providing submarine design services as part of FIVA’s involvement in the submarine program.
Cadgile is South Australia’s premier CAD & Engineering Services company with experience across a broad variety of sectors including defence, oil & gas and mining. Its new premises in Hindmarsh is a double-storey open-plan design that can accommodate the company’s increased staff complement. Since being acquired by FIVA Group, the company has appointed an additional 3 staff, but its workforce is expected to double to 50 over the next year or so.
Cadgile General Manager Gary McRae said that the company is primed for long-term success.
“This is a very exciting time for the company. Groupe FIVA has opened the doors to us to deliver on the design requirements for local defence projects and the experience we acquire as a result will no doubt strengthen our business and open many other doors for us down the line,” explained Mr. McRae.
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Cadgile’s new head office will soon include a Virtual Reality space that will allow staff and clients to work on projects in immersive 3D.
“The technology will allow people in disparate places to work collaboratively on a design aspect of a submarine, for example, as if they were walking through a shipyard together with the submarine in front of them,” explained Mr. McRae.
“It will, of course, also be available to our other clients in the mining, manufacturing, commercial and industrial sectors,” added Mr. McRae.