Sovereign Supply Chain Program

ISSARTEL – HIFRASER kicks off its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program

ISSARTEL – HIFRASER aims to build its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical Systems & Services in the framework of the Attack Class Submarine Program. To reach this ambitious goal, the company is launching its Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program, targeting highly qualified Australian companies for high precision machining, boiler making, welding, surface and heat treatment services.

Through the Attack Class Submarine Program, Issartel – HIFraser is bringing a fantastic opportunity to the Australian Supply Chain to be involved in a technically unique program. “Considering the Manufacturing and Through-Life Support activities, we are potentially talking about more than 50 years of business opportunities” said Chris Williams, Managing Director of the company.

“Together ISSARTEL – HIFRASER has more than 60 years’ experience in Manufacturing and Through-Life Support Services for SSK, SSN and SSBN Submarines. The scope of services to be provided to us is very wide and interesting for the companies that are willing to develop specific skills in a high-tech sector. We’re talking about the opportunity for tens of thousands of items to be manufactured in Australia” said Vincent Carrié, CEO of the company.

The Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Process will take place in 3 steps that will be carried out from March to September 2020. The steps are as follows:

  1. Prequalification desktop review of capability
  2. Qualification of the Quality Management System
  3. Technical and industrial capability qualification audit

High precision machining suppliers will also have to successfully manufacture a unique ISSARTEL – HIFRASER prototype to be approved.

If your company is interested please follow the instructions below.

ISSARTEL – H.I. FRASER aims to build an Australian Sovereign Supply Chain for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical Systems & Services in the framework of the Attack Class Submarine Program.

To reach this ambitious goal, we´re looking for highly qualified industrial partners for high precision machining, boilermaking, welding, surface and heat treatment services.