Innovative Melbourne technology company Elenium Automation, run by successful young entrepreneur Aaron Horn­limann, opened its brand-new headquarters in Melbourne at Essendon Fields.

Elenium is best known for designing and manufacturing airport check-in and baggage handling systems. Able to pivot in the early days of the pandemic, Elenium has transformed the conventional check-in kiosk into a touchless access control device with voice-activated sensors that help to protect the public.

Already being used by airlines and across healthcare and aged care in internationally, the new technology is expected to be in high demand for businesses establishing COVID-19 safe workplaces.

The new 2,618 sqm engineering facility at Essendon Fields comprises 1,550 sqm of warehouse space, and 1,068 sqm of office.

Designed by JMA Architects and with construction by Tandem Building Group, the $4.9million state-of-the-art build was newest addition to the master planned technology precinct within Essendon Fields.

“Essendon Fields welcomes Elenium to our business community.  Elenium personifies enterprise and ingenuity and are a great example of business identifying opportunity in the COVID crisis.  Elenium’s sensor technology is sure to play an important role in helping airports process travellers efficiently all around the world” said Brendan Pihan, CEO of Essendon Fields.

“The company’s state-of-the-art building marks an important milestone in Essendon Fields’ technology precinct.  Those businesses looking to expand and surround themselves with entrepreneurs, innovators and successful businesses must consider Essendon Fields,’’ said Mr Pihan.

Mr Hornlimann said the COVID period had helped accelerate the company’s growth and the new facility would be an important part of this new chapter, allow us to increase our development and manufacturing capabilities in Victoria.

“Our products are now being used by millions of people across aviation, healthcare, aged care and government infrastructure. The events of 2020 have fast-tracked our growth and we’re very excited to be moving the team to a purpose-built location among other innovative companies that can support our needs into the future.”

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