Flinders research pole position at German tech partnership launch

Supashock Managing Director Oscar Fiorinotto (centre) with Flinders' Sean Reynolds and Andrew Webb.

The German technology and security group Rheinmetall Defence has announced a partnership with Adelaide-based automotive suspension pioneers, Supashock, to develop next generation suspension systems for their vehicles.

Flinders’ Professor David Lewis, researcher Sean Reynolds, Defence Partnerships Director Tony Kyriacou, Associate Professor Karl Sammut and researcher Andrew Webb.

Supashock are partnering with Flinders University researchers and graduates on the ground-breaking project.

Federal Minister for Defence Industries Christopher Pyne, South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon, and Acting South Australian Defence Minister Stephen Mulligan were at Supashock’s HQ in Magill yesterday for the announcement.

Supashock Managing Director Oscar Fiorinotto Oscar highlighted the contribution of Flinders University’s research and development capabilities during the press conference.

Rheinmetall have purchased a 49 per cent share in Supashock, demonstrating their commitment and confidence in their South Australian partners.

Flinders graduates, Sean Reynolds and Andrew Webb – employed specifically by Flinders to assist Supashock – are working with leading Flinders researchers Professor David Lewis, Professor Jamie Quinton and Associate Professor Karl Sammut.

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