Outgrowing their Edwardstown premises, the founders of One World LED have announced their move to the Tonsley Innovation Precinct. Snapping up one of the few sites left, they will build a new 2000m2 facility alongside affilliate company Sportal. This will allow them to more than double in size and generate over 50 new employment positions.
Leading visual simulation companies One World LED and Sportal will consolidate their national and international research and development capabilities into new premises at Tonsley Innovation District to underpin their global growth ambitions.
The companies research, design and engineer custom LED technology in Adelaide (Australia), Houston (USA) and Suzhou (China) and hold more than a dozen patents in those countries.
Both companies recently played a part in the Matildas’ FIFA Women’s World Cup preparations, connecting their hardware and software to the team’s coaching tablets during training, enabling their outdoor LED screens to effectively become ‘giant whiteboards’ – displaying real-time data during drills as they were running.
One World LED has now purchased one of the last remaining large-scale greenfield sites left at Tonsley and will invest $9 million to create a new purpose-built 2000m2 scalable facility with the potential to more than double in size as the company grows.
The companies plan to centralise the majority of their international R&D activities to Tonsley, generating 50-70 positions with expectations that this could grow to a staff of several hundred within 10 years.