Quickstep Holdings, an Australian manufacturer of advanced carbon fiber composites, has announced total sales for the six months to 31 December 2016 of AUS$24.6 million, compared to AUS$24.3 million in the same period last year.

Total revenues were AUS$24.9 million, driven by aerospace manufacturing (AUS$24.0 million) with contributions from New Technology and grant revenues.

The company says that its business is well-positioned with net assets of AUS$11.7 million and cash on hand of AU$5.0 million. At 31 December 2016, Quickstep’s order book was valued in excess of AUS$115 million.

‘While revenue increased slightly, a significant transformation of our business has occurred,’ said Quickstep managing director, David Marino. ‘We have a strong business foundation, having secured very long-term flagship aerospace manufacturing contracts and niche automotive contracts with global and Tier 1 organisations. We are looking to build on the business contracted to date in both segments – in Aerospace Manufacturing to fill the spare capacity at our Bankstown site, and in New Technology utilising our value proposition in automotive panels, seating and other complex composite solutions.’

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