New partnership to see Google laptops for students made in Adelaide

22 Jan 2024
Google Chromebook laptops for Australian school students will be manufactured in Adelaide under a new partnership between Adelaide-based computer company Allied Corporation and Google.
Allied is the first manufacturer in Australia/New Zealand to be approved by Google to manufacture the Chromebook.
The partnership will see Allied given access to Google IP and design standards to manufacture the devices in Adelaide.
The first 60 Allied/Google Chromebooks will be assembled at Allied’s manufacturing facility at Beverley in time for the start of Term 1.
They will be trialled by the Department of Education at Cleve Area School and Murray Bridge High School to test the suitability of the student devices within the classroom environment.
The Department of Education would then have the option of procuring Google laptops made locally rather than overseas.
The ultimate aim for the Google/Allied partnership is to develop a manufacturing hub in Adelaide to supply Chromebooks for schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.
Allied currently has the capacity to manufacture in excess of 100,000 laptops per year and its hoped this new partnership could see up to 500 new jobs created in South Australia.
Allied currently operates from three facilities in Adelaide’s western suburbs, where it produces high-spec machines for gamers across Australia, North America, Europe and South-East Asia, as well as other clients Australian and US-based defence and space industries, health care providers and other high-tech organisations.
Vision of the Google Chromebooks is available here.