Australian manufacturing organisations in 90s

Investing in the Booming 90’s

In 1992, Setec was still a booming business, with clients such as Alcatel, Fujitsu, NEC, Siemens and Unisys. But Australia was still doing it tough, so Peter Lloyd kept his staffing levels at conservative numbers, in a measure to protect the company from the economic severity. It was yet another

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Setec 50th Evening

Setec celebrated 50 Years on the 9th February with a Cocktail Party for Staff, Customers, Suppliers and Industry. We would like to thank our customers who attended, and those that who were there in spirit. Louise Bayliss, Setec’s CEO, said during the evening, ‘I would also like to thank our

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Setec – 50 Years Strong

Setec recently celebrated 50 Years of Business with a Cocktail Party on the 9th February, we launched a video showing the journey of Setec’s 50 Years. Please take a look to understand Setec’s story!

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Setec’s 50th Year…Time for a Change

Potential for new business in the United States was rising and by 1985, Scientific Electronics had gained its first international safety approval, ready to leap into the global market. Peter appointed an American company representative, based in San Francisco, as interest in their products, particularly in units 250W and higher,

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Setecs 50th Year…When a Gamble Pays Off

In the 1980s Scientific Electronics saw continued exponential growth. During 1983, Peter made some excellent decisions for the business. In an attempt to counter the low-cost manufacturing offered by other manufacturing companies that had moved overseas, Peter cut the price of switch-mode power supplies by a huge fifteen percent. At

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Setec’s 50th Year…Change of Course

Now sole owners of Scientific Electronics, Peter and Jill rolled up their sleeves to perform design engineer, purchasing officer, production manager, factory worker, cleaner, storeman and packer, and occasionally, payroll manager. The company was producing modular power supplies, with all products manufactured in-house, as well as Peter still making printed

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Setec’s 50th Year…Making Inroads

First factory at Barry St, Bayswater. In 1970, Scientific Electronics was still operating on a part-time basis over the weekends and weeknights. After coming home from work, Peter and Jill would work together to produce printed circuit boards (PCBs), Jill assisting by looming wires onto chipboard, before Peter did the

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Setec’s 50th Year…The Early Days

Where it all began…the home factory. Our founder, Peter,  knew from a young age that he wanted to be an electrical engineer. After leaving school he gained an apprenticeship at AG Healings where he could hone his trade on their broad manufacturing line. He worked there for six years, leaving

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Setec’s 50th Year begins…….

The year was 1968. A young married couple, both engaged comfortably in full-time work, decided it was time to take a risk. Peter Lloyd, an electronic engineer with CSIRO, loved to tinker with television sets, radios and other appliances. His wife, Jill, a personal assistant, was keen to work alongside

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