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SA's top 100 companies: the countdown begins


Today we reveal the first group of top 100 companies from this year’s SA Business Index list. Numbers 100 through to 81 include a diverse mix of food producers, IT, energy, construction and engineering businesses and even real estate companies.

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Now in its second year, the Index has been compiled with the expert help of Adelaide financial services company Taylor Collison.

Ranking is based on market capitalisation.

Companies were considered eligible for the list if they had a South Australian head office, with an Adelaide share registry, or SA operated, founded and majority-owned by South Australians. Qualifying companies could not be government-run, agencies of government or a registered charity.

The countdown will continue tomorrow, with the full list to be published by InDaily on Thursday, to coincide with the announcement at the SA Business Index lunch at the Convention Centre on Thursday (limited tickets are still available – scroll to the bottom for booking details).

The list has some interesting inclusions, not least of which is Leigh Creek Energy, which is hoping to bring new economic life to the abandoned coal pit in the far north town. Also on the list are  some of SA’s favourite food companies, among heavy industry companies and service providers.


Urbanenvirons Group Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2016: $9,719,535
UrbanVirons Group takes on landscaping & weed control tenders all throughout South Australia.
Golden North
Sector: Food and beverage
Revenue 2016: $24,813,459
Golden North Ice Cream has produced delicious products in Laura, South Australia, for the past 90 years.
Robern Menz
Sector: Manufacturing
Revenue 2016: Not for publishing
Robern Menz is the largest manufacturer of Choc Honeycomb in Australia and produces such products as the iconic Menz FruChocs and Crown Mints.
Cold Logic
Sector: Manufacturing
Revenue 2016: $18,415,847
Cold Logic Pty Ltd is a provider of industrial refrigeration solutions to beverage, food processing and cold storage industries throughout Australia.
E&A Limited
Sector: Metals and mining
Revenue 2016: $163,430,000
E&A Limited is a publicly listed investment company which has 10 wholly owned subsidiaries that operate across the mining, resources, defence, water, energy and financial services industries.
Chamonix IT Management Consulting
Sector: Information technology
Revenue 2016: $9,390,728
Chamonix is an IT consulting firm providing services, from building custom applications and helping to choose and implement off-the-shelf software or developing cloud-based solutions, to enterprise and state government clients.
REDARC Electronics Pty Ltd
Sector: Information technology
Revenue 2016: $38,408,268
Redarc has more than 35 years’ experience in developing and building electronic voltage converters and associated products.
Customs Agency Services Pty Ltd
Sector: Infrastructure and transportation
Revenue 2016: $31,500,000
Customs Agency Services is an international freight forwarding and customs brokerage organisation.
Leigh Creek Energy Ltd
Sector: Energy
Revenue 2016: Not for publishing
Leigh Creek Energy is a gas company focussed on developing its Leigh Creek Energy Project, located in South Australia.
National Crime Check Pty Ltd
Sector: Information technology and equipment
Revenue 2016: $6,753,551
National Crime Check is an innovative online web service application that enables the lodgment of police checks with most applications processed and dispatched in 1-2 business days.
Beerenberg Farm
Sector: Food and beverage
Revenue 2016: Not for publishing
Beerenberg Farm is an Australian producer of jams, condiments, sauces and dressings, located in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.
Harris Real Estate
Sector: Real Estate
Revenue 2016: $19,982,000
Harris Real Estate is a multi-office, boutique real estate agency founded by Phil Harris in 2010.
Axiom Properties Ltd
Sector: Real Estate
Revenue 2016: $4,890,000
Axiom is a property development and investment business.
LBT Innovations Limited
Sector: Healthcare
Revenue 2016: $7,726,000
In the past decade, LBT Innovations has emerged as a groundbreaking designer of advanced automated solutions for the preparation and analysis of microbiology culture specimens, with significant benefits for clinical laboratories.
Mykra Pty Ltd
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2016: $22,000,000
Mykra provides construction and maintenance services to many government departments, individuals, builders and commercial organisations.
Wallbridge & Gilbert Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Sector: Engineering
Revenue 2016: $26,000,000
Wallbridge & Gilbert is a comprehensive engineering consultancy offering the full breadth of consulting services in structural, civil, geotechnical, maritime, mechanical, environmental, water management and traffic & transport engineering.
IJF Australia Pty Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Revenue 2016: $40,300,000
For more than 50 years IJF Australia has specialised in office and residential fit-outs with a strong sustainability and family focus.

Korvest Limited
Sector: Infrastructure and transportation Manufacturing and industrials
Marketing capitalisation: $54,981,000
ASX Listed since 1970, Korvest has built itself a reputation for being a capable supplier of cable and pipe supports, industrial access and safety systems, fastening solutions, and galvanising services.

Korvest is a supplier of cable and pipe supports, industrial access and safety systems, fastening solutions and galvanising services.

FCT Holdings Pty Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Revenue 2016: $16,427,000
FCT is an engineering service company located in Thebarton.
Partek Construction & Interiors
Sector: Building and construction
Revenue 2016: $33,000,000
Partek provides a dedicated construction team to work closely with businesses, coordinating appropriate trades including directly employed staff as well as the specialist contractors.

The SA Business Index 100-81: An adjustment has been made to the list to reflect an error in calculations for MGA & Whittles Group of Companies.

Some estimates derived from third party providers





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