IT consulting firm Avanade, which specializes in delivery of Microsoft technology solutions, this month launched its new Engineering Hub in Adelaide, where the company already has created 50 jobs, with plans to double that number over the next 12 months. The site joins other Avanade offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. “Adelaide is an exciting city with a booming technology industry. Our Adelaide Engineering Hub will play a key role in shaping the city’s innovation ecosystem, support our clients through a period of accelerated digital transformation, and enable government and businesses alike to rapidly transform their operations,” said Laura Malcolm, Avanade’s Australia general manager, noting the company’s goal of creating cross-functional, diverse teams (including a goal of employing at least 40% women and 5% Indigenous Australian talent). “It doesn’t matter if our new team members are Defence Force veterans, teachers, or airport workers – we’re looking for aptitude and attitude, not a previous job title.”
As documented by The Economic Times, robotics company Addverb Technologies, backed by $132 million in funding from Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, has committed to build the world’s largest robot manufacturing factory, “10 times bigger than Bot-Valley, Addverb’s existing manufacturing facility located in Noida,” which just opened in March 2021 with an annual capacity of 50,000 robots. The new 60,000-sq.-m. (645,855-sq.-ft.) complex is anticipated to create more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs. Specializing in warehouse and factory automation solutions, the company has offices in Singapore, Australia, Europe and, as of earlier this year, the Americas.