Human Centred Design
Research & Material Testing
Customisation & Prototyping
3D Body Scanning
Online Store Management
Physical Store Management
Warehousing & Logistics
ADA (Australian Defence Apparel) are world leaders in apparel management, tailoring solutions for any business challenges in uniform production and delivery. Here’s the story about how we can take care of the full process from design to distribution.
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A culture of curiosity and exploration across the entire business has kept ADA at the forefront of product innovation for over 100 years. Our in-house R&D team holds qualifications in industrial design and textile science and works closely with renowned academics from Bond University Tactical Research Unit to ensure we provide solutions that incorporate state-of-the-art data-driven methodologies in product development.
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Our dedicated in-house team of garment and product design specialists collaborate with our clients to understand and overcome the limitations of existing apparel. Highly qualified with backgrounds in industrial design, fashion design and textile technology our Melbourne-based designers collaborate with clients to accelerate the design process, using a progressive design process to swiftly produce a single product prototype.
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ADA sources materials from a wide-array of global manufacturers mitigating against supply-chain risk and allowing us access to the highest quality and broadest range of textile innovations. With a spotlight on ethical and sustainable practices, we regularly review all our providers to confirm their adherence to our strict environmental, sustainability, human rights and safety codes of practice, ensuring a better world for all.
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All our production facilities come with stringent checks and quality assurance practices ensuring that all products manufactured or procured locally and internationally conform to agreed specifications and meet world-recognised certifications and standards. This rigorous testing is performed throughout each step of our manufacturing process from the raw materials used through to the final garment.
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While our Bendigo facility is home to over 120 textile specialists and produces over 600,000 garments annually, we also retain a global network of ethical and specialist uniform manufacturers. Our diverse approach provides consistent supply channels and works to reduce supply risk as we remain committed to attracting a diverse and talented workforce, making a positive contribution to the countries and communities in which we work.
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As specialists in Apparel Management, we know that the creation of each garment is only part of the job. Across Australia, we hold secure warehousing and diverse distribution channels to support both bulk ordering and clients that use our bespoke Total Apparel Management System (TAMS). With custom inventory management, we’re able to track items from order to delivery to make sure it is delivered in full on time every time.
Our Online Store solutions provide a customisable portal with a secure and straightforward ordering interface with online fittings. Also capable of allowing options for facilitating repairs, online returns and booking laundering, our online ordering platform features direct reporting capabilities, is available worldwide, and is open 24/7, 365 days a year
With flexible solutions, our contemporary retail services can cater to all fitting and kitting activities with mobile Point Of Sales, 3D contactless body scanning. 24/7 click-and-collect lockers, store2door delivery and in-store pick-up for more permanent storefronts.
Inventory management is centralized and transparent with live tracking and reporting through our integrated ERP. With secure warehousing and diverse distribution channels across Australia we are able to provide end-to-end warehousing and logistics solutions to make sure your orders are always delivered in full and on time.
RFID technology is a game-changer for product tracking and inventory management. It allows our clients to keep track of items faster and more accurately than ever before. ADA’s RFID solutions offer detailed real-time information on the location, number, and condition of products – giving clients complete visibility over the supply chain. Secure product tracking also aids in accurate forecasting.
ADA offers comprehensive budgeting and forecasting services to ensure the accuracy of your product planning. Our experienced contract management teams can leverage the latest market intelligence to provide accurate projections and financial plans, enabling you to make informed decisions quickly and effectively.
Competitive procurement and value-for-money extraction. Industry Development and Growth.
Palmerston North's building its case as our Defence Force capital — along with nearby bases, it now has a new warehouse home to the nation's military uniforms.
he Australian defence industry has paid tribute to defence personnel, frontline workers, and the efforts of Legacy Australia as the Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 passes through Bendigo in Victoria.
The six-month Legacy Centenary Torch Relay travelled through Bendigo on Thursday, 21 September, with runners attending the Bendigo Legacy Club as one of the 45 Legacy Club locations on the journey before concluding in Melbourne on 13 October this year.
All the kit a New Zealand soldier, sailor or aviator can wear or carry has started passing through Palmerston North’s newest distribution centre. ADA NZ’s leased warehouse near Milson Airport has been officially opened and is fully operational with room to grow the business.
Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) subsidiary ADA New Zealand announced it has opened its multi-function logistics hub in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The 3,000 square metre facility will serve as a hub for design and development, data-driven wearable systems, logistics, and warehousing, catering to the needs of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).
In a historic partnership between ADA NZ and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), a remarkable transformation in apparel systems for NZDF personnel is set in motion with the opening of the first refurbished store at Trentham Military Camp Clothing Store. This momentous event not only modernises the clothing management system but also elevates the operational readiness of NZDF