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The Industrial Development Unit (IDU) has been established within Hanwha Defence Australia (HDA) as the central point of entry for industry seeking to do business with Hanwha in Australia and to spearhead those programs and initiatives designed to build and grow the supply chain.  

The IDU’s mandate is to provide best practice in access, engagement, development, monitoring and innovation; and improved visibility and support for industry seeking to work with Hanwha in Australia, Korea or elsewhere in the world.  

This is based on the premise that the development of a highly skilled, globally competitive and resilient Defence sector is not the work of one company or stakeholder – It is a collaborative endeavour that requires a coordinated response across the entire sector.

Partnering With HDA

HDA has partnered with veteran owned and operated small to medium enterprise BenchOn to provide our industry portal to connect businesses with our work packages across programs.

The work being done by the IDU covers a wide range of activities. From working with our supply chain partners through to community engagement programs with education providers, veteran groups and indigenous bodies, the IDU is key in how HDA engages.

Workforce Development
We aim to generate the workforce of the future through skilling programs, targeted at specific upskilling and reskilling requirements within HDA and across the supply chain. We have a range of initiatives aimed at attracting high school and tertiary students to the Defence and manufacturing sectors. The IDU work closely with our colleagues in the HR and Engineering teams to development the next generation of skilled workers required by Defence industry.            

Industry Development

By growing expertise and enhancing resilience through the development and execution of Australian Industry Capability (AIC) strategies and plans with our AIC specialists across the business, we are key in building our supply chain.  

By targeting Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability priorities, engaging with other Primes, and academic institutions, we are able to introduce partners to adjacent markets and opportunities.  The IDU also manages a range of Supplier Uplift Programs in support of the Victorian Government. 

Supply Chain Development
Supporting Australian industry to become more competitive and position for future opportunities in Australia and abroad is a major part of our role.  Routine market scanning and engagement to identify new suppliers for Hanwha’s supply chain in Australia and globally, we have a particular focus on future capability priorities and/or gaps in Australia and Republic of Korea.

In The Community

See the latest in what HDA has been doing in supporting the Australian community.