Small box powering frontline
A CALOUNDRA-BASED company is powering the nation’s armed forces via a device the size of a suitcase.
Eniquest has sold its 1000th field power distribution box (pictured right) to the Australian Defence Force.
The boxes provide electrical power distribution to ADF personnel while they are on the move and allow operational sites of up to a square kilometre to be quickly connected to electricity.
Owner, general manager and development engineer Don Pulver said the 1000 units had been produced locally since 2010 at a total value of more than $3 million.
“From when we started to do this project, I never thought we would do 1000 units,” Mr Pulver said.
“I thought we might do 500 over the years but to get to 1000 is unbelievable.
“Obviously they think it’s a great piece of kit.
“To think we developed the whole thing and now the army is loving it, it’s amazing.”
Mr Pulver said the small business of 10 employees was competing on a world stage with people who expected a world-class product. They recently signed an agreement to supply the New Zealand Ministry of Defence for the next five years.
Eniquest specialises in the manufacturing of electrical power generation and associated equipment with a focus on supplying high-end quality and value to customers around the globe.
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