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Codan Limited
Public (ASX:CDA)
Industry communications,
metal detection,
Founded 1 July 1959
(adopted current name in 1970)
Headquarters Newton, Adelaide,
South Australia
Key people
Dr David Klingner: Chairman
Donald McGurk: CEO

  • Communications equipment (radio communications)
  • Metal detection equipment (hobbyist, humanitarian, demining and military)
  • Mining Technology equipment
  • Electronics (PCB manufacture)
Revenue A$169.6 million (2011)[1]
Number of employees
500 (January 2011)
Parent Codan Limited (communications)
Subsidiaries Minetec Pty Ltd
(mining technology)
Minelab Electronics Pty Ltd
(metal detection)
IMP Printed Circuits Pty Ltd
(printed circuit boards manufacturer)

Codan Limited is a manufacturer and supplier of communications, metal detection, and electronic equipment, headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia with revenue of A$169.6 million (2011).[1]

Codan Limited is the communications business unit and the parent company of the Codan group, which is engaged in business through its operating segment Radio Communications. This product range is sold to customers in more than 150 countries. In addition to its global service and support network, the Codan group has regional sales offices in Rochester, NY, (USA), Chicago, IL, (USA), Farnham (UK), Beijing (China) and New Delhi (India). The company maintains quality assurance systems approved to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.

On June 30, 2012, Codan Limited sold its Satellite Communications assets to CPI International Holding Corp, and its wholly owned subsidiary CPI International, Inc (CPI).

Codan Communications[edit]

Codan NGT SR transceiver

High Frequency Radio communications – Codan designs and manufactures a range of HF equipment including transceivers (base, portable and mobile), modems, power supplies, amplifiers, antennas and accessories. It also provides HF solutions ranging from basic voice communication to data, email, fax, chat, GPS tracking, and interoperability according to FED and MIL standards.

Codan’s HF transceivers were initially developed to provide communications for people living, working and travelling in central Australia. Codan has been a supplier of HF Radio products to aid and humanitarian markets since 1980. Other markets include the public, private and security sectors, as well as a significant recreational vehicle user market in Australia. Codan military HF Radio transceivers comply with MIL-STD-188-141B ALE (JITC Certified) and FED-STD-1045 ALE, are interoperable with other military grade radios, and provide frequency hopping and voice encryption. Codan is a supplier to the US Army and has provided around 3000 transceivers to support security and rebuilding programs in Afghanistan and Iraq.

On September 13, 2011 at the DSEi industry conference, Codan announced a branding change to the HF Radio division. Renaming the division "Radio Communications", "to reflect a broader focus by the Company on integrated radio communications systems".[2]

On June 11, 2012 at Eurosatoty (International Defence and Security tradeshow), Codan Radio Communications announced the launch of the Codan Envoy – a software-defined radio that enables users to add new capabilities to the radio through software updates.

Minelab GPX-4000 Metal Detector
Codan links in Morocco


Minelab specialises in advanced electronic technologies including detection equipment for military and humanitarian de-mining projects. They also produce metal detectors for the consumer market.[3] The company has manufacturing, distribution and customer service operations in Adelaide (Australia), Cork (Ireland) and Las Vegas (USA), and is an ISO 9001:2000 Quality Endorsed Company. Minelab was established in 1985 and was acquired by Codan in March, 2008.


Minetec provides breed communications technology to underground, aboveground, coal mining and oil gas industry sectors. The company is based in Perth, Western Australia with offices in Queensland and Victoria, Australia.

IMP Electronics Solutions[edit]

IMP Electronics Solutions is the trading name of IMP Printed Circuits, a company specialising in the manufacture of printed circuits. Established in 1969, the company is based in Adelaide, Australia and its services include multi-layer, double-sided, single-sided, surface mount and plated through hole PCBs. Codan acquired IMP Printed Circuits in 1979 when it purchased an interest in IMP Engineering Pty. Ltd.


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