SIS and Bridge It NZ Ltd – Agent and Distributor for the regions of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Exciting News from SIS!

We are thrilled to announce that SIS and Bridge It NZ Ltd have recently signed a Heads of Agreement appointing Bridge It NZ Ltd our exclusive Agent and Distributor for the regions of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

At SIS, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of low carbon, advanced polymer infrastructure. Partnering with Bridge It NZ, a recognised leader in their field, is a testament to our dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions to our clients throughout Oceania.

This collaboration highlights the power of teamwork, synergy, and shared vision. Together, we aim to leverage our combined expertise to create solutions that drive efficiency, sustainability, and excellence in every project we undertake.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting partnership, as we work hand in hand to redefine industry standards and set a new benchmark for success.

Thank you to our incredible SIS & Bridge It NZ teams, clients, and partners who have supported us along the way. We look forward to embarking on this journey together and achieving remarkable outcomes.

At SIS We Believe In Forging Lasting Relationships With Our Clients

Our commitment to sustainable goals is unwavering, and we strive to deliver exceptional quality services that exceed expectations. Trust and loyalty are the bedrock of our partnerships as we work together to create a more sustainable world. With our team of experts in the field, we ensure innovative solutions and unmatched expertise for every project. Join us in shaping a brighter future! Check out our services here:

Educating The Next Generation – The Master & Apprentices!

The Master & The Apprentices! At SIS, we believe in giving back, taking time out to educate those who may one day be leading the Nation, if not the world, in the field of composites. We recently had the pleasure of hosting a number of Mercedes College work experience students who were eager to learn about engineering and composites. SIS Project Director Luigi Rossi played the role of educator in the field of engineering, whilst SIS Production Manager [composites] Silas Nolan looked after the composite classroom. Well done team!

2022 Austroads Bridge Conference – Adelaide

Last week in Adelaide was all about bridges with the 2022 Austroads Bridge Conference being held, hosted by South Australia’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport. It was fantastic to see FRP on the agenda, with University of Adelaide’s Scott Smith delivering a well constructed Keynote Address. The Address was entitled “FRP Composites in Construction: From Research to Mainstream”, and the scope included FRP Composites in Construction and Off-Earth (Planetary) Construction. SIS is proud to be working with the University in both of these fields and excited to see the InfraCore Company technology as part of Professor Smith’s Keynote Address. 

Employee Focus – A huge congratulations to SIS Composite Technician – Tamika

A huge congratulations to SIS Composite Technician – Tamika, who recently participated in the installation of her first SIS FRP composite bridge. Tamika is driven to excel in every stage of the manufacturing process including preforms, resin infusion and finishing and participates in this process alongside a team of highly skilled FRP composite manufacturing champions. #team #manufacturing #womeninconstruction #australianmanufacturing #australianmade

SIS InfraCore Technology will land on The Moon

After our continued work in Australia with InfraCore Company’s composite tech, we were honoured this week to be involved in the University of Adelaide’s Australian Society of Off-Earth Construction briefing with the world’s first professional society devoted to the nascent field of off-Earth construction. Discussions included lunar surface construction requirements/roadmap (Foundational Services), off-earth civil engineering, lunar geotech investigations to date and NASA’s lunar landing pad project. Thanks goes to Professor Scott Smith and Tafsirojjaman , Ph.D. for bringing SIS in on this exciting project.

Another Australian manufactured FRP Composite bridge ready to leave our South Australian facility

Another Australian manufactured FRP Composite bridge ready to leave our South Australian facility. SIS is proud to have manufactured another world class single element pedestrian / cycle bridge using InfraCore Company patented technology, this one is for Melbourne Water and is 17.0m x 3.0m and weighs only 5.25t excluding handrail. Great work team!

SIS InfraCore bridges heading to New Zealand

It was great to host Kim Bevins and Pat Seuren from Bridge It NZ Ltd in our Adelaide facility last week. A pleasure to work with another forward thinking bridge building and engineering company that have embraced the InfraCore Company FRP bridge technology. Looking forward to getting these two bridges across the ditch, the first of many to be installed across New Zealand.

SA Plant Building Bridges For Local Manufacturing

Recycled plastic will be used in the manufacture of lightweight pedestrian bridges, jetties and ultimately wind turbine blades in a new cutting-edge $1.2 million manufacturing plant opened in Wingfield.

Managing director of Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS) Nick Wotton said the new plant officially opened by Trade and Investment Minister Nick Champion today, has an exclusive licence with Dutch firm InfraCore to manufacture, distribute and install its products throughout Oceania.

“Aside from creating employment opportunities with up to 15 new jobs in the first 12 months, cutting-edge technology used in the material will be a game changer in the way bridges and other structures are manufactured and installed in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands,” he said.

“We are also making a commitment after completing engineering studies to move to manufacturing bridges with a core made up of at least 50 per cent recycled plastics as of June 2023 – with a goal to move to 100 per cent over the calendar year.”

Already environmentally friendly, the structures ranging from pedestrian walkways to high-volume traffic and harbor bridges are already installed in Australia, Europe and the United States using fibre-reinforced polymer.

“This makes them lightweight and incredibly strong, allowing for spans of up to 36 metres with a 100-year design life and maintenance-free system,” Wotton said.

“Now, we’re looking to introduce bio resins and natural fibres.”

The company has ambitious growth plans with Wotton projecting turnover of $15 million by 2025.

Wotton previously owned Cosset, a company that manufactured recycled wood plastic composite fencing posts, one of its contracts involved supplying products to a Jane Goodall Institute chimpanzee sanctuary in the Congo.

The company also installed Australia’s first entirely recycled composite pedestrian bridge in the east park lands near Victoria Park in 2010.

SIS moved to Wingfield in January to build the new 1800msq manufacturing facility with Wotton saying it was important to be “bringing manufacturing back to South Australia”.

“We believe that having spent almost 30 years in sustainable infrastructure we believe the timing is right and the support is there from local, state and federal governments, along with the private sector, to be investing here,” Wotton said.

It’s Australian Made Week 6-12 June : A time to support and celebrate all products made and grown in our wonderful Country

As a proud Australian Manufacturer, SIS are major advocates of all things Australian Made. We manufacture our own Australian products to the highest standards, utilising smart technology, to design and manufacture sustainable composite FRP panels, for use in bridges (road, pedestrian and cycling), pontoons and jetties, and all manufactured in our South Australian Facility. SIS supports the need to buy Australian products, to create jobs, maintain economic activity and we believe Australian made products are produced to some of the highest standards worldwide. So let’s prioritise buying Australian Made and get behind promoting all things Australian. Our Country is our Future.

Keeping up Foreign Relations: The Honourable David Ridgway last week met with SIS trading partner Infracore Company in The Netherlands, citing the impressive Technology in Manufacturing which has encompassed Australia

We are thrilled to acknowledge the meeting last week between The Hon David Ridgway, Agent General for South Australia, and Simon de Jong, Founder of InfraCore Company in The Netherlands. The meeting highlighted the impressive FRP composite technology in which SIS has now completed the technology transfer in, and are now putting into practice, through manufacturing here in South Australia. We are proud to have now completed the setup of our state-of-the-art facility, to manufacture sustainable FRP panels for applications such as road bridges, pedestrian bridges, pontoons and jetties. To learn more about this impressive technology, contact us on to arrange a facility tour or to request further information.

SIS Congratulates FiberCore Europe on its Partnership in the “Smart Circular Bridge” Project

SIS has been working alongside FiberCore Europe for over four years to bring the World’s most advanced FRP Composite Bridges to the Oceania region. SIS would like to congratulate FiberCore Europe for being one of the 15 partners involved in the “Smart Circular Bridge” Project. The first “Smart Circular Bridge” was recently installed in Almere, Netherlands, which has a span of 15 metres and is built using flax fibres, (to replace traditional glass fibre) which is a fast growing plant. This combined with the use of a special bio-resin, means this infrastructure offering is truly groundbreaking in the sustainability credentials it offers. The EU project highlights the exciting prospects of using this innovative material in future projects. Two more “Smart Circular Bridges” will be built to cater for pedestrians and cyclists in Germany and The Netherlands and we hope one day soon, Australia. To learn more about the Smart Circular Bridge Project or our range of World Class FRP Composite Bridges, contact us at