Helitak is flying high

Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk fire tank.

Helitak Firefighting Equipment based in Noosa is celebrating its most successful year ever with yet another award to add to an already crowded trophy cabinet.

Coming hot on the heels of the Advanced Technologies award at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards in early October, Helitak has taken out the Export award at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards held 12 November.

The year 2022 will be remembered for much more than recognition as Helitak has continued to develop and innovate, moved into much larger premises at Lake McDonald in the Noosa Shire Hinterland and managed a substantial increase in sales both domestically and internationally.

Helitak chief executive officer Jason Schellaars said, “We place great emphasis on attending aerial firefighting conferences around the world proving that Helitak and our product range stands equal to, if not better, than anything else on the market.“

Attendance at Australian shows and conferences like the RotoTech Exposition in Brisbane has also paid huge dividends with the year ending in deliveries to Kestrel Aviation Victoria, McDermott Aviation Queensland and United Aero in New South Wales.

On returning from his last overseas trip for the year attending the HAI Ariel Work Safety Conference in Boise Idaho Jason Schellaars paid tribute to his staff, many who have been with the company for many years, and others who Helitak have employed as trainees after they had completed school and who now have a career ahead of them in design and manufacturing.