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SA's top 100 companies: the countdown continues


Whether it’s the hypnotic influence of reality TV or an enduring desire to transform houses into perfect dwellings, home construction and improvements stand out in the next group companies in InDaily’s South Australian Business Index.

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Innovative services, healthcare, food and wine are also rising trends among the next 25 businesses (positions 75 to 51).

Combined, these companies contributed more than $1.68 billion to the state’s economy in the past financial year and created jobs for some 4150 South Australians.

The list also reflects existing industries reinventing themselves and setting their sights firmly on the void that will be left by traditional manufacturing.

The power of home improvements has seen Adelaide-headquartered Australian Outdoor Living (72) and Home Australia (51) sit comfortably among top resources performers Cooper Energy (75) and Mayfield Industries (74).

Scroll down to see the full list from 75 to 51.

Go here to see the companies listed in positions 100 to 76.

SA’s renowned food and wine sector continues to gain a strong foothold in the list of our state’s top companies, compiled by analysts at Prescott Securities and supported by the University of South Australia and the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Delivering about 200,000 tonnes of wine grapes to the market, Australia’s largest grape supply group, CCW Co-operative (66) in SA’s Riverland, has a workforce of some 600 employees.

Taking premium produce from the pond to the plate, Australian Fishing Enterprises (62) farms and sells tuna to the domestic market and frozen fish to the international market.

Satisfying the South Australian sweet tooth for 100 years,  Haigh’s (71) is Australia’s oldest family chocolate makers and remains a strong top 100 performer by delivering a traditional product in a modern world.

As South Australia’s traditionally dominant industries start to wind down, the state is seeing the rise of stalwart sectors that are rising through the ranks as they capitalising on the state’s growing older population.

Discovery Parks Holdings (56) is luring the lucrative “grey dollar” generated by the convoys of retirees travelling through the state and ACH Group (53) is responding to a call to ensure the state can meet the needs of its growing elderly population.

The remaining South Australian businesses from 50 to 1 of the top 100 will be published by InDaily leading up to the South Australian Business Index lunch on Wednesday, 28 October, with SA Premier Jay Weatherill as one of the guest speakers.

A panel discussion will be moderated by InDaily’s Tom Richardson and feature Crows’ chairman Rob Chapman (also the keynote speaker), Uber Australia’s general manager David Rohrsheim, Prescott general manager Andrew Sterzl, prominent local businesswoman Angelique Boileau from Boileau Business Solutions and Professor Jana Matthews, the director of UniSA’s Centre for Business Growth.

Entries for the InDaily South Australian Business Index Top 100 were eligible based on the following criteria:

Cooper Energy 75
Cooper Energy Limited
Sector: Oil and gas
Financial year revenue: $39,100,000
Employees: 22
Cooper Energy is an ASX-listed exploration and production company with oil production of approximately 500,000 barrels per annum.
 Mayfield 74
Mayfield Industries Pty Ltd
Sector: Oil & Gas Mining Mineral Utilities Energy Water Process Industries
Financial year revenue: $39,800,000
Employees: 94
Mayfield specialises on design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of transportable switchrooms and solutions.
 Guidera OConnor 73
Guidera O’Connor Pty Ltd
Sector: Contractors Construction and Development
Financial year revenue: $50,000,000
Employees: 50
Guidera O’Connor is a private Australian-owned company providing design and construction services to the Australian Water Industry.
 Australian Outdoor Living 72
Australian Outdoor Living
Sector: Home improvements
Financial year revenue: Not published
Employees: 239
Australian Outdoor Living specialises in a range of outdoor products, from pools to pergolas.
 Haighs Chocolates 71
A.E. Haigh Proprietary Limited
Sector: Premium Quality Chocolates
Financial year revenue: $51,000,000
Employees: 424
Haigh’s Chocolates are Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker, producing fine chocolates from the cocoa bean since 1915.
 Fyfe 70
Fyfe Pty Ltd
Sector: Professional services
Financial year revenue: $52,000,000
Employees: 313
Fyfe is a well-established land, resource and infrastructure development consultancy for all land needs.
 Academy Services 69
Academy Services Pty Ltd
Sector: Cleaning and Maintenance Services
Financial year revenue: $52,080,000
Employees: 801
Academy provides a comprehensive range of commercial, cleaning and related building services that can be tailored to the specific needs.
Finnsbury 68
Finsbury Green Pty Ltd
Sector: Paper & Printing
Financial year revenue: $53,999,000
Employees: 140
Finsbury Green is a leading marketing services manager and printer operating across Australia.
Bardrill 67
Bardrill Corporation Ltd
Sector: Construction Services
Financial year revenue: $58,209,000
Employees: 150
Bardrill Corporation Ltd has been a provider of civil earthworks to the resources sector in remote locations for more than 30 years.
CCW 66
CCW Co-operative Limited
Sector: Fruit and Veg Wholesaling
Financial year revenue: $59,235,000
Employees: 600
Located in the Riverland of SA, CCW Co-operative has more than 600 grower members, the largest grape supply co-operative in Australia.
Gerard 65
Gerard Corporation
Sector: Manufacturing & Industrials
Financial year revenue: $60,408,000
Employees: 168
Gerard Corporation operates across various business areas including distribution of cookware and kitchen appliances, to name a few.
 Sage 64
SAGE Group Holdings Ltd
Sector: Industrial Automation & Control System Integration
Financial year revenue: $62,000,000
Employees: 240
SAGE Automation is an independent system integration company specialising in industrial automation and control systems.
 Ellex 63
Ellex Medical Lasers
Sector: Ophthalmology products
Financial year revenue: $62,679,000
Employees: 221
Ellex is at the forefront of ophthalmic innovation, with cutting-edge products and technologies for eye disease diagnosis and treatment.
 Australian Fishing Enterprises 62
Australian Fishing Enterprises Pty Ltd
Sector: Catching, farming and selling of tuna
Financial year revenue: $62,914,000
Employees: 44
Australian Fishing Enterprises is private company catching, farming and selling tuna domestically and frozen fish internationally.
 Korvest 61
Korvest Limited
Sector: Manufacturing & Industrials
Financial year revenue: $63,025,000
Employees: 225
Korvest is a supplier of cable and pipe supports, industrial access and safety systems, fastening solutions and galvanising services.
 MGA Whittles 60
MGA Whittles Group
Sector: Financial Services
Financial year revenue: $65,077,864
Employees: 421
The MGA Whittles Group consists of MGA Insurance Brokers, Whittles Body Corporate & Millennium General Insurance.
 Nova Systems 59
Nova Systems
Sector: Contractors Construction and Development
Financial year revenue: $67,300,000
Employees: 309
Nova Systems is an Australian owned Professional Service Provider specialising in the provision of engineering and management services.
 St Andrews Hospital 58
St Andrews Hospital Inc.
Sector: Health & Aged Care
Financial year revenue: $75,540,000
Employees: 350
St Andrew’s Hospital has provided medical and surgical excellence to South Australians for more than 75 years.
 A Nobles & Son 57
A Noble & Son Limited
Sector: Contractors Construction and Development
Financial year revenue: $84,649,000
Employees: 330
A Noble & Son is an unlisted public company that manufactures and distributes wire rope and lifting equipment.
 Discover Park Holdings 56
Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Limited
Sector: Travel & Entertainment
Financial year revenue: $92,608,000
Employees: 480
Discovery Parks Holdings Pty Limited generates the majority of its income from Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds in Australia.
 VIP Australia 55
VIP Australia
Sector: Cleaning and Maintenance Services
Financial year revenue: $97,390,000
Employees: Not published
With more than 35 years of experience V.I.P. Home Services provide home cleaning, commercial cleaning and gardens services.
 Legend Corp 54
Legend Corporation Limited
Sector: Electronics manufacturer and distributor
Financial year revenue: $102,251,000
Employees: Not provided
Legend Corporation Limited, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, is a leader in the global electrical, IT and semiconductor industries.
 ACH Group 53
ACH Group
Sector: Healthcare
Financial year revenue: $105,000,000
Employees: 1700
ACH Group offers a wide range of services including retirement and residential accommodation and nursing care in the home.
 Sealink Travel Group 52
SeaLink Travel Group Limited
Sector: Travel & Entertainment
Financial year revenue: $110,869,000
Employees: Not published
SeaLink Travel Group is a publically listed company that operates ferry and tour as well as travel, accommodation and restaurant services.
 Home Australia 51
Home Australia Pty Ltd
Sector: Building & Building Products
Financial year revenue: $112,500,000
Employees: Not published
Home Australia is a South Australian-based private home builder and developer with branches across Australia.
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