“We are proud of the presence we have established in the development and supply of LV Overhead Insulated Systems and Electrical Safety products into the Electric Utility industry over the past 30 years.
More recently, we have focused our R & D and Engineering resources towards developing new, innovative products for LV & MV Underground distribution systems for both local and export markets.
We are well equipped to work with our customers to solve specific issues or improve network performance through our new product development Engineering resources. Many of our products also now find application in Industrial markets, including Renewable Energy (Solar & Wind farms), LNG, Mining & OEM’s, opening new opportunities for our growing company in the years ahead.”
Mr. Rory Solomon, Managing Director of Sicame Australia.
The beginning of Sicame Australia
Sicame Australia Pty Ltd was originally established as a private business in the mid-1980s as Rooney North Johnson and established itself as a supplier of power line equipment to the Australian utility industry. By the late 1980s, it was partially acquired by Sicame Group and started local manufacturing and assembly as RNJ Sicame.
During the 1990s the Sicame Group acquired majority ownership of the company and in 2002 began trading as Sicame Australia Pty Ltd. With the drive, enthusiasm and dedication of a small team focused on growing a long-term business, the organization expanded and dominated the new emerging market of LVABC connector equipment in Australia.
The product beginning
With a strong reputation as the leading manufacturer and supplier of Low Voltage Aerial Bundled Cable (LVABC) Insulation Piercing Connectors and associated equipment. The Company has invested heavily in engineering and research and development in the field of insulation piercing and waterproof technology and is considered a world leader in this field for LV system connectors.
Sicame Australia has expanded its product range utilizing its advanced technology to develop an innovative and cutting edge range of connectors that are fully insulated and waterproof without the need to strip the outer insulation within the underground market. These products are made for the local Australian market and a special range of fittings was developed for the USA market. In April 2006 the company started exporting to the USA and has not only maintained this to the present day but also have added additional products to the USA export range. Other new markets and products have been developed for underground systems and exported to South Korea, Europe and now India.
With the ever-increasing competitive nature of the electrical utility market in Australia and a shrinking customer base by the amalgamation of customers, it is important that Sicame Australia continually expands its range and is focused on a broader market.
In 2005, Sicame Australia acquired Argenton Engineering who was the distributor for CATU Electrical Safety equipment (a subsidiary of Sicame Group) and continued to develop the range of locally manufactured MV Portable Earthing Systems. This acquisition has resulted in an expansion into the electrical safety market and has assisted Sicame to extend its range of products.
Sicame now supplies Earthing and Safety equipment to nearly every utility in Australia with exports to New Zealand and various Asian markets.
In line with this market expansion, Sicame Australia entered the Commercial and Industrial market supplying the range of Mecatraction, Catu and specialist Sicame products. In 2017, entry was gained into the emerging Renewable Energy market with initial success with supply of connection harnesses and DC Isolation Boxes to Utility scale Solar Farms. This market will be a key focus in the years ahead.