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A partnership between two local companies, working on a South Australian invention, is expected to create hundreds of jobs over two years.

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John Reimelmoser developed a unique invention in his garage three years ago.

It is a flyscreen with a pulley system, called ScreenAway, and it has the potential to become the new standard, replacing visually unappealing flyscreens that are difficult to remove.

This morning, ScreenAway announced a partnership with SA manufacturer Adelaide Tooling, which is expected to create up to 300 jobs over the next two years.

“This is a unique South Australian innovation not used anywhere else in the world with a limitless scope for application,” Premier Jay Weatherill said.

“The partnership with Adelaide Tooling has enabled ScreenAway to secure 100 per cent of fabrication work locally, for national supply, which will lead to the creation of up to 300 jobs within the next two years.

“This invention has created an opportunity for an existing automotive supply chain company to transition into a new, niche industry, helping secure existing jobs at the plant.”

According to the State Government, the announcement is the first to stem from the establishment of Investment Attraction South Australia – a government agency and a fund, announced in the July Budget last year.

“Investment Attraction South Australia, with the assistance of the Automotive Transformation Taskforce, helped identify a local supply chain company with the capacity and capabilities to manufacture the screens locally,” said Weatherill.

“It’s an example of how we are transforming our economy and creating jobs growth through innovation.”

Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith described the announcement as “a win for local manufacturing and a win for jobs in South Australia”.

“All of the products used to construct the screens are sourced from Australian companies,” he said.

“The aluminium extrusions come from Capral Aluminium at Angaston, the packaging from Custom Cartons at Brompton and the final product is 100 per cent South Australian assembled.”

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