Tenix commenced operations in November 1997 (based on a heritage company established in 1956) and has grown to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned companies, delivering a range of products and services to defence and commercial markets in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Fiji, and the Philippines.Today its assets include infrastructure maintenance and engineering services, property interests and other major undertakings. Tenix is also an active partner in high technology ventures with US and European firms.
First known as AMECON, then as TDS, the company re-established a naval shipbuilding capability in Australia with the successful construction of two FFG7 - Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. It was later awarded the ANZAC Ship Project contract, for 10 ANZAC class frigates, eight for the Royal Australian Navy and two for the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Robert Salteri served as Deputy CEO of the enterprise for three years before Transfield split, and with their defence interests, it was natural that the Salteri family retained their involvement in this sector of the Group. It was re-named Tenix Defence Systems when Tenix was launched in November 1997, and recently became Tenix Defence. Tenix expanded afterwards with the acquisition of Hawker de Havilland (an aerostructures manufacturer) in 1998 and leading engineering and maintenance contractor, Enetech, in December 1999. Enetech was renamed Tenix Alliance in July 2001.
In June 2000, Tenix finalised the purchase of Vision System's defence businesses, Vision Abell and LADS Corporation. They are now part of Tenix Defence. Late in 2000, Tenix sold Hawker de Havilland to Boeing. Tenix continues its involvement in defence aviation through Tenix Defence.
In 2001 Tenix launched two new business units capitalising on the Group’s experience in infrastructure and technology, as part of a new corporate strategy of diversification. Tenix Infrastructure Pty Ltd was formed in April 2001 to provide project management services to major private infrastructure projects.
In February 2007, Carlo Salteri AC stepped down as Chairman of the Group. He was succeeded by his son, the former Group Manager, Paul Salteri. Mr Carlo Salteri remains a non-executive Director. The new Group Managing Director and CEO is Mr Greg Hayes.
Lockheed Martin announced that a subsidiary has entered into a contract to acquire Tenix Group's interests in RLM Holdings Pty Ltd, a radar, systems engineering and integration and logistics management business headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.(IT'S A DEAL)
Sep 01, 2008; Lockheed Martin announced that a subsidiary has entered into a contract to acquire Tenix Group's interests in RLM Holdings Pty...