Aussie success story returns to Knox to power up local manufacturing
The Selectronic success story is one that speaks to Aussie pride, a passion for sustainable solar power solutions and a desire to show the world the power of Australian ingenuity.
As the manufacturer of SP PRO inverter charges, which provide reliable power solutions for renewable energy systems, this all-Australian, family-owned company has been delivering green energy solutions to the tropics of Indonesia, the mountains of the Himalayas, the deserts of the UAE, the outback of Australia and in suburban homes throughout the world.
From humble beginnings in a small backyard bungalow in 1964, owners Brian and Lois Scott spent 40 years in the Knox area building Selectronic to become a world leader in inverter technology and manufacturing.
And now, after 16 years, the opening of their new purpose-built production and warehouse facility in Wantirna South marks a welcome return to the area.
With local content including everything from the factory, staffing, design, innovation, parts and manufacturing, Selectronic aims to set a trend in manufacturing to become more sustainable and ensure we have an environment and industry that creates a strong and viable legacy for future generations.
Selectronic CEO Rod Scott commented; “Selectronic has always been Australian-made but in these uncertain times, manufacturing sustainable products that are not only far superior to imported solutions, but also pump money back into the economy, create jobs and strengthen our local manufacturing industry is a great source of pride.”
With their world leading SP PRO range of inverter chargers recently awarded the coveted Australian Made and Owned logo, Selectronic is committed to nurturing Australian ingenuity, with a new high-tech manufacturing ‘centre of excellence’ facility for resources, training, research and development set to open in July 2021.
“The new premises are designed as a state-of-the-art facility to support the growth of the business, and to be a place where our employees feel proud to work,” said Rod. “By attracting and training people with engineering skills, we not only nurture a new generation of talent, but also ensure Australian IP stays right here at home.”