REDARC CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Tuesday the 27th of August 2019 signified the 40th anniversary of advanced electronics manufacturer, Redarc
Celebrating 40 years is a significant milestone for any business, especially in this global economy.
The story of Redarc, the family business owned by Anthony and Michele Kittel, based in South Australia, celebrates success and shows how through resilience and persistence the company has been able to buck the decline in manufacturing in Australia.
“It’s been an honour to be a part of shaping Redarc’s history over the last 22 years of ownership,” Redarc Managing Director, Anthony Kittel, said.
Throughout 2019, Redarc has commemorated its anniversary through a range of internal and external activities which have included the unveiling of a special 40th anniversary logo and the launching of a retail giveaway and trade prize.
Notably Redarc released only 40 limited-edition ‘RED’ 40 amp in-vehicle DC battery chargers (BCDC1240D), ensuring they remain truly unique. As an organisation that prides itself on giving back to their local community, Redarc is also raising $40,000 for South Australian based charity organisations.
On the day of its anniversary, staff and guests enjoyed a celebration in which Anthony addressed the Redarc team, reflecting on the occasion and on the incredible journey of Redarc’s growth.
“I have witnessed the transformation Redarc has undergone in the last 22 years. I am thankful of the support we have received from our outstanding staff, customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, community and government who have backed our innovative, rugged and high-quality Australian Made products,” Anthony said.
The celebration included the cutting of a cake, a staff photo and speeches. Collated into a ‘thank you’ video were kind words from some of Redarc’s customers, distributors, suppliers, ambassadors and friends. Some of these messages are available to view on the Redarc facebook page.
Redarc staff were also presented with a commemorative book: a gift with over 100 pages of images, stories and acknowledgements from those past and present.
“This wouldn’t be possible without the late Bob Mackie, Redarc’s founder, who must be acknowledged as a pioneer in electronics,” Anthony said.
“I’d also like to thank the fantastic team we have at Redarc – without you, we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today.
“Lastly, I’d like to thank my wife Michele, our children and our family, Denis and Joan Brion, and our Advisory Board for their support and business knowledge.”
Anthony credited much of Redarc’s success, and future success, to the focus on innovation, passion for learning and continuous improvement, unrelenting focus on building a team-based culture and their willingness to embrace risk.
“An example of this has been our decision to invest in building world class facilities, starting with the Greenfield site in 2005, and the two subsequent major expansions, including the most recently completed in 2018,” Anthony said.
“Not only does this provide Redarc with a competitive advantage, I also believe this will help to stimulate a stronger economy in South Australia, creating more jobs in highly skilled areas.”
Anthony sees a bright future ahead for the company.
“I’m excited for the opportunities for expansion and growth that exist in global markets, the defence sector in Australia, the introduction of electric vehicles and early autonomous vehicle trials. The next 40 years will be just as challenging and exhilarating,” Anthony said.
Redarc invites you to take a look at the moments and milestones that have made Redarc what it is today at www.redarc.com.au/40th-anniversary